VIDEO: Cruz Accepts "Defender of Israel" Award, Promises Unwavering Support

"The nation of Israel has never been in more jeopardy."

Accepting the "Defender of Israel" award from the World Values Network at the Third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala last Thursday night, Senator Ted Cruz said that "The nation of Israel has never been in more jeopardy."

As a presidential candidate, he made his support for Israel crystal-clear, and spoke strongly against the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

Among his comments were calls for moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, for defunding the Palestinian Authority because of incitement against Israel and partnering with HAMAS, and for defunding the United Nations if it continued to target Israel.

Regarding the BDS movement, which he called "anti-Semitism, plain and simple," Cruz said that any U.S. University that boycotts Israel will forfeit federal taxpayer dollars.

His 15-minute remarks were interrupted after virtually every sentence with loud whoops and applause from a room that included such notables as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Elie Wiesel, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the U.S.

H/t Joel Gilbert