Huckabee: Anxiety in Israel Over Egypt Crisis And U.S. Response

In the midst of the evolving crisis in Egypt, former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee traveled to Israel this week to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"They feel Israel is alone," Huckabee, who is a FOX News host told Greta Van Susteren Wednesday.

"Their attitude here on the streets of Israel, in the newspapers of Israel, and in many quarters of government is that Israel believes that if something happens to them, they are completely on their own."

Huckabee said that in his meetings with a number of Israeli officials, there was a feeling of shock as they continue to watch events unfold in Egypt.

As the first country to sign a peace treaty with the Jewish state, Egypt has been one of Israel's closest allies in the region. But some worry that the dismantling of the current regime could endanger the peace in the region.

And those fears are becoming heightened as the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition and historically anti-Israel group, is emboldened in the chaos. On Wednesday, reports surfaced that the group would abolish the peace treaty with Israel.

But others in Israel are worried about what the lack of United States support says to other Arab nations that have broken ranks to make peace with Israel.

"The United States' deafening silence toward not even acknowledging any role that he [Mubarak] may have played in a peaceful border, between Egypt and Israel, is what's of great concern," Huckabee explained.

While the Israelis recognize the Egyptian president's "heavy handed" policies have created the public backlash, they are uneasy about the message that the U.S. reaction is sending.

"If something happens to them, they are completely on their own," Huckabee said. "And they cannot and should not depend upon the United States, because they just don't have a confidence that the U.S. will stand with them."