Mike Huckabee says he wants holiday home in West Bank
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) told a crowd in Israel on Wednesday that he dreams someday of owning a vacation home in Efrat, an Israeli settlement south of Jerusalem in the West Bank.

The Guardian reported that Huckabee used a trowel to help pave a wall at a building ceremony before telling a crowd that he was investing in his possible future home.


“I’m building because I one day might want to purchase a holiday home here in Efrat,” he said. 

“If President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE could be here today, he’d be a very happy man,” Huckabee continued while standing in front of a red sign that said “Build Israel Great Again."

Huckabee went on to say that Trump would enjoy seeing the area's continued construction due to his past as a real estate developer.

“I’m not speaking for my government. I’m speaking for myself and God," he added.

Efrat is located about seven and a half miles south from Jerusalem in the West Bank, a disputed region. The United Nations considers the Israeli settlements there illegal.

Huckabee, however, pointed to Efrat as “really a bridge to peace” during his remarks on Wednesday. He said more than 1,000 Palestinians that are employed there, some as construction workers, in the town of around 9,000. The mayor of Efrat has previously touted the statistic.

The former Republican governor, who is the father of President Trump's White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is a vocal supporter of the president, especially regarding the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.