Skip to comments.White House wants Romney to explain Israel remarks
Posted on 07/30/2012 8:44:09 PM PDT by Nachum
The White House called Monday on Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to explain recent remarks including his apparent endorsement of Jerusalem as Israels capital, a position that counters U.S. policy.
Romney, in the midst of a three-nation tour, gave a speech Sunday in Jerusalem where he hailed the city as the capital of Israel, in apparent support of a position held by the Jewish state but never accepted by the global community.
The comment was swiftly rejected by Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat as unacceptable and harmful to American interests in our region.
But after Romney made fresh controversial statements Monday to donors in Jerusalem including suggesting Israeli culture helped explain the countrys economic success -- a position Erakat denounced as racist -- President Barack Obamas office urged Romney to clarify his comments.
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I'd suggest that the Capital of the US is Wasilla, AK.
Obama in 2008 said it was Jerusalem, what’s the issue exactly?
Since when is the White house Romney’s boss. Or anyones. Seems they dont know what Public Servant means
“And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
Just like he promised
Romney and Israel need to tell the kenyan to Go To Hell!
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...any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israels identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided...
So we finally have someone who is willing to admit that Jerusalem is now, and has always been, Israel’s capital and the liberals are going nuts over it?
0 probably wants to remind Romney “he didn’t build that” capital.
Sure they do. We are the public and hence we are the servants to those who hold themselves in such high esteem.
Good thing I am not Romney, I’d tell the White House to kiss my arse sideways. =.=
Nothing “apparent” about Romney’s statement, AFP (Agence Frog Presse). He said that Jerusalem “is” the capital of Israel.
As for the Palestinians, why don’t they just go back to torturing and killing each other. They’re really good at that.
Calling Mr. Arafat, your pig is here.
As soon as they explain “57 states”.....They gaffed first!!!
Heeeee ....... meeeeeans.....Jer...oo.....sa......lem....is...their.....cap....eee....taaal.
I want bama to explain “You didn’t build that” remarks.
I want bama to splain Egypt and Libya, Iran and Syria.
If Willard gets into the White House lets see if he enjoys Jesse Jackson going to other countries and making policy...
Right or wrong Willard should have kept his big ugly mouth shut...
If he wanted to make policy with Israel he should have waited 6 months...
Then he could make all the policy he wanted to...
Hey Obama, what’s so difficult to understand..Jerusalem IS the Capital of Israel..what part of that do you not understand..or do you need Romney to repeat his remarks using sock puppets
Gee, “White House”, someone asked your “Official Press Secretary” just a few days ago, “What is the Capitol of Israel?”
His best answer?
“Umm, you know what our answer to that question is.”
Looks like Romney took a wild guess and the “White House” is not happy with his answer. (The White House speaks? Wow, I’ve always heard the expression “If Walls could Talk”, but Man, a whole HOUSE talking!)
Will Romney show that he has balls to tell Obama to f*** off?
Will Romney collapse into a ball of Jello and whimper that he was mistaken and Tel Aviv is really the capital of Israel?
Someone better save this posting of Bam's AIPAC Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel speech before it (too) gets scrubbed.
They are only reprinting an Agency French piece (AFP). A lot of news outlets are doing that to fill pages and get hits these days.
“Mr. President, American policy, you are in violation of it as per congressional law recognizing Jerusalem as such. Your refusal to follow the law or confine your proclamations to powers granted to you by our Constitution are meaningless. It’s up to the sovereign state of Israel to determine it’s capitol, not you.”
“I opened my mouth and talked to the Israelis. But that’s not important right now.”
Mitt Romney is a private citizen and doesn’t have to explain his words to anyone in Mordor.
Hey stupid ass ...., read post #14..
I agree. Who are they to demand anything of anyone?
Romney was RIGHT to do this, the US Congress ALREADY said the same thing, years ago, and every country has a right to decide for itself where the Capital might be.
You are not seeing this clearly. Even if you don't like Romney, the man was right this time, and you diminish yourself by taking shots at him.
Obama is trying to destroy Israel without losing Jewish votes at home.
Romney is calling Obama on Obama’s shameful record and on Obama’s cowardice and Obama’s allegiance to radical Palestinians.
Just the perfect touch of sarcasm. SPOT ON!
Why sideways? Worried about where else those lips have been?
Succinct, correct, and perfect response.
“Heeeee ....... meeeeeans.....Jer...oo.....sa......lem....is...their.....cap....eee....taaal.”
Ha!! I’ll play along. “Ees eet een Poke-e-stahn?
It looks like the White Hut has a problem with understanding simple English.
I’m looking forward to the end of this Obama freak show.
Seems to me that King Barry is the one that has some “splainin” to do.
"Cultures," at their roots, are an accumulation of ideas.
And, yes, White House morons, ideas DO matter.
So are the Ayrabs going to stop loving us?
Pray for America
He was declaring a fact, is that so hard to understand?
Google the CIA factbook, wikipedia, or even go to the library and look it up in an encyclopedia if you have to.
It may change with future negotiation, but as of now the capital is Jerusalem.
When did the stating of a fact become making policy?
Obama’s simply wrong. I have no problem with him speaking the truth.
For me, game started when they declared stay at home moms do no work. Mittens has had a few dropped passes, but no turnover.
Obamination fumbled and had a turnover with those famous words about about we are not responsible for our success
Declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel clearly and boldly is Mittens spiking the football
Speaking of "OUTING" a President. Mittens OUTED the whole Democrat party!
Can we say neener, neener now??
Jerusalem is Israel's capital, always was, always will be since Melchizedek
Since I’ve only seen this “demandment” from the White Hut claimed by an Arab news source, and I know Arabs freely lie, I think someone made this up.
This is a topic Bammy would want to disappear during the election in order to ease Jewish liberal guilt for supporting the demise of Israel. After the election, look out Israel and America, his two central enemies. Jewish liberals will then take on the act of shocked victims who demand socialism from a guilty America.
Even if Romney wins and he wants to support Israel, Obama now has Israel surrounded by radical jihadists who want to kill all the Jooooos. It will not be smoothe sailing no matter what.