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Turning to foreign affairs, Boehner sharply criticized the Obama administration's Israel policy.

After discussing the deadly Israeli commando raid on a ship of activists on May 31 and declaring that the "Israelis have a clear right to defend themselves," Boehner said, "We've coddled our enemies and pushed our friends aside in the process. We're raising a lot of doubts around the world, including the people of Israel who are having serious doubts about our commitment to them, our closest ally in the Middle East."

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Hoyer said, "This is not a partisan difference. I strongly support Israel's actions. ... It is appropriate to have a blockade to make sure they don't get the weapons or other materials [for] ... terrorist acts.

"I think they did exactly the right thing in stopping that [ship]," Hoyer said.

Both voiced strong support for the Israeli action, and agreed that the activists on board the Mavi Marmara, the ship where deaths occurred, had intended to cause trouble.

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