Bachmann denounces UNESCO, Palestinians over statehood bid

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"It is President Obama’s weakness in the Middle East that has emboldened the Palestinians to attempt to achieve statehood through the UN rather than at the legitimate negotiation table with Israel," Bachmann said.

The rhetoric from GOP presidential candidates on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has grown increasingly incendiary in recent weeks as each candidate seeks to portray themselves as the most loyal Israel supporter.

Bachmann told the Republican Jewish Coalition last week that she saw no present path to Palestinian statehood and pledged to thwart calls for Palestinians refugees to return to Israel.