Skip to comments.Chris Christie calls Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria 'occupied territories'
Posted on 03/30/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT by Nachum
Christie apologized for the gaffe.
Not long after his speech, Christie met with Adelson privately in the casino moguls office in the Venetian hotel and casino, which hosted the RJC meeting.
The source told POLITICO that Christie clarified in the strongest terms possible that his remarks today were not meant to be a statement of policy.
Instead, the source said, Christie made clear that he misspoke when he referred to the occupied territories. And he conveyed that he is an unwavering friend and committed supporter of Israel, and was sorry for any confusion that came across as a result of the misstatement.
Adelson accepted Christies explanation, the source said.
Before the meeting, Adelson ally Morton Klein, president of the hawkish Zionist Organization of America, had confronted Christie about his use of the term, telling POLITICO he explained to the New Jersey governor that at minimum you should call it disputed territories.
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Chris....Take a walk on the boardwalk. And keep walking.
Yes, most Democrats feel that way. What’s new?
What is a “gaffe”?
Inadvertently saying what you really think.
And now the few Jews who don’t vote democRAT will forgive him and vote for the fat turd RINO.
Pork Porkie is just showing he was an excellent choice for SNL.
He’s got those Dem talking points down.
Remember when he was being pimped here as ‘conservative’?
The only ones “occupying” Judea and Samaria are the Arabs who don’t belong there. Muslims occupied Israel for 1,400 years before it was liberated. There is no such thing as a Palestinian. There are 22 existing Arab states and one more is certainly not needed in any case.
Check the load limits on that boardwalk.
They were occupied territories from 1948-1967.
I remember a documentary about constructing the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas years ago - Adelson acted like a complete a-hole, wanting everyone to kiss his ring. Now the pubbies are lining up for his moolah. Makes me sick.
This guy ain't ready for prime time. He sure doesn't know what's going on....bridge lanes or "occupied territory".
His Fatty Arbuckle persona, his tough-guy facade coupled with earnest boyish-charm can only take him so far.....and the bloom is fast coming off the rose when he opens his mouth.
They will not prosper forever.
I just built a Donut Shack at the end of the Boardwalk. Watch out for that last step though. ;-)
I’m amazed at the people who trust Jordan on Israel.
Just the wars of 1948, 1967 and 1973 ought to tell the story well-enough.
In his case a Fraudian slip.
If we elect this buffoon Christie, what will the change be in domestic and foreign policy? Has he demonstrated any leadership or has he been running for office, like Obama has, during his entire two terms?
Crispy screwed up and said what he really believes. Time for him to repeat Politician 101. :-)
Oh wow ... I watched the video.
He has NO understanding AT ALL.
Words mean something.
Christie’s almost done. I hope Scott Walker is the real deal; I can’t take another Bush Presidency.
His complete ignorance or plain deceit with regard to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism, these preaching statements he continues to make with regard to Islam in general, are at least circumstantial evidence of his having been "touched," as they say in New Jersey, by local or, perhaps, international Islamic brokers.
There's no questioning Chris is a genuine "hungry political animal," but this isn't Big League sports, the National vs. the American League, etc.
I won't support Republicans just because they aren't Democrats. I'll support Republicans who don't profess illusions about Israel and Islam, who support the Constitution on it's face, who stick to the letter of the Law.
Either Obizmo will find a way to run again, or Hitlery will win.
This guy is a blow hard obama loving liberal.
How did Christie get Newt out of the way in the kissing line?
The boardwalk goes north to south, not west to east. Your way, he ends up in Delaware.
After his ‘’occupied territories’’ gaffe, Chris Christie’s presidential hopes are not necessarily dead if he can make up the loss of pro-Israel Jewish funding with anti-Israel Muslim funding.
I would trust Jordan over all other neighboring countries because of who the present King of Jordan is. Jordy, as we knew him at Deerfield Academy, is a great guy and very pro-western. He has handled a very difficult task of keeping the radical Palestinian supporters out of his country, while not appearing too Western/Isreal friendly to his predominantly Muslim countrymen. Past wars mean nothing when you have someone like Jordy in control. Notice that the Arab spring wasn’t even a hiccup in Jordan.
“Fat, dumb and...” Need it really be finished?
This is not something you make a mistake about. It is how he feels, I would never use this term.
He must have a demographic study that’s telling him that New Jerk now has more muzzies than jews.
He appointed a muslim justice for a reason.
He’s still muslim and they still have their books; and their books tell them they’ll kill all the Jews at the Last Hour.
And his father was directly involved in 3 wars against Israel; I still say that’s gotta rub off.
Sure, he doesn’t come off like an Iranian cleric.
~~~ He has handled a very difficult task of keeping the radical Palestinian supporters out of his country~~~
Probably because his father killed 8,000 to 10,000 of them in September, 1970.
So, after they (Palis) formed Black September they killed ... who else ... Jews at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
I’d say he probably shares a common distrust of Palestinians. It’s certain no Arab nation wants them.
Adelson is a fanatical supporter of open borders and amnesty, for America, not Israel of course. His behavior and statements seem like they are calculated to play up to every negative Jewish stereotype.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
He will never give up.
Apparently his attorneys got $650 per hour to clear him of Bridgegate, to a total of $1 million for the taxpayers of New Jersey (Bob Ingles - Gannett Press). Add to that the special election he required for U.S. Senator (in which he refused to campaign for a REAL Republican Steve Lonegan), PLUS the money the DemocRats are spending for THEIR Bridgegate “investigation”, and Christie is a regular tax dollar sewer for the people of New Jersey.
Christie loves Christie. He likes being gov. Any hopes for the presidency are in the garbage because of the cr** he pulled with Obama.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has demonstrated again and again that his brains are buried deep in his derriere. There is little between his ears. He doesn’t understand the child abuse he’s blessed in forbidding therapy to New Jersey young people seeking an escape from sexual orientation dysphoria, a developmental mental illness. He hugs the anti-family, anti-working-man Barack Hussein Obama just because there was a storm and the tide was up.
Now he shows that on foreign affairs he has does nothing but skim the headlines of Islamist propaganda sheets. He is not gubernatorial material after all. He certainly is no more presidential material than Barack Hussein Obama, the biggest charlatan in U.S. history. Christie’s self-centered and criminal retaliation against the drivers of New York and New Jersey shows that he is far from harmless in his childishness.
Christie should be sentenced to five years steady work as a toll collector on 12 hour shifts on the George Washington Bridge. He claims his staff did the traffic blocking for his office, not for him and did so without telling him! Did he hire such people or did someone else? He’s known them all his adult life. Mr. Portly should sit on a low civil service rung of the Port Authority ladder with no decision-making power.
He is an Islamophile. My guess is Muslim “Republican” bagman Grover Norquist is feeding him dollars.
No such thing as a gaffe. He inadvertently said what the Obamanistas told him to say as a first installment of what they’ll require of him to get them off his case.
I hate these liars like Christie and Adelson...nothing but left wing Dems hiding in the GOPe.
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