Speaking to AIPAC, Ted Cruz began by saying “God bless AIPAC, I am thrilled to be here today. Palestine has not existed since 1948.”

Invoking the story of Purim, Cruz said that it “tells the miraculous rescue of Jews from an evil Persian king… today we are reliving history. But in the next couple months we will bring this country, first by uniting the Republican party… and then reaching out to unite Americans… which will lead to a commanding victory in November.”

“Let me be very, very clear,” Cruz said. “As president I will not be neutral. America will stand unapologetically with the nation of Israel.”