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Jeb Bush 'disagrees' With Baker's Position on Israel

Jeb Bush distanced himself Tuesday from James Baker, who is advising him on foreign policy, after the former secretary of state directed criticism at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a testament to the potency of the topic in Republican politics, the former Florida governor?s campaign said that Baker ? a close family friend over five decades ? is merely one of ?a wide range of advisers on foreign policy.? Baker, who has been a close friend of George H.W. Bush since the two were young men in Houston, was announced as one of Jeb Bush?s 21 unpaid foreign policy advisers last month. In a speech to the left-leaning advocacy group J Street on Monday, Baker blasted Netanyahu for ?diplomatic missteps and political gamesmanship.?

Source: Inform