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White House wants Romney to explain Israel remarks
Alarabiya ^ | 7/30/12 | AFP Staff

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 Israel’s 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 country’s economic success -- a position Erakat denounced as “racist” -- President Barack Obama’s office urged Romney to clarify his comments.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.alarabiya.net ...


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Woo hoo. Too much fun. Popcorn time.
1 posted on 07/30/2012 8:44:26 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 07/30/2012 8:46:00 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Just who should decide what is a county's capital?

I'd suggest that the Capital of the US is Wasilla, AK.

3 posted on 07/30/2012 8:46:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Obama in 2008 said it was Jerusalem, what’s the issue exactly?


4 posted on 07/30/2012 8:47:05 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Nachum

Since when is the White house Romney’s boss. Or anyones. Seems they dont know what Public Servant means


5 posted on 07/30/2012 8:47:48 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: DBrow

Zactly


6 posted on 07/30/2012 8:48:55 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum

“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


7 posted on 07/30/2012 8:49:37 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Nachum

Romney and Israel need to tell the kenyan to Go To Hell!


8 posted on 07/30/2012 8:50:08 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Nachum; jjotto

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91150432

Found by jjotto

...any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided...


9 posted on 07/30/2012 8:50:54 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Nachum

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?

GOOD!


10 posted on 07/30/2012 8:51:10 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Nachum

0 probably wants to remind Romney “he didn’t build that” capital.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 8:51:13 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: dalebert
Seems they dont know what Public Servant means

Sure they do. We are the public and hence we are the servants to those who hold themselves in such high esteem.

12 posted on 07/30/2012 8:52:08 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: Nachum

Good thing I am not Romney, I’d tell the White House to kiss my arse sideways. =.=


13 posted on 07/30/2012 8:53:35 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum
The White House is showing its ignorance once again - not only of the history of Israel, but also of the United States. Romney is right! The US usually has its embassy in the capital of a country, and, many years ago, Congress voted to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem because it is, and has always been, the capital of the state of Israel. The State Department has refused to move the embassy despite the passage of the law.
14 posted on 07/30/2012 8:53:51 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: Nachum

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.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 8:54:44 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

As soon as they explain “57 states”.....They gaffed first!!!
Idiots.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 8:55:24 PM PDT by jughandle (7500 psi)
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To: Nachum

Heeeee ....... meeeeeans.....Jer...oo.....sa......lem....is...their.....cap....eee....taaal.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 8:56:22 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Nachum

I want bama to explain “You didn’t build that” remarks.

I want bama to splain Egypt and Libya, Iran and Syria.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 8:57:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

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...


19 posted on 07/30/2012 9:00:04 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Nachum

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


20 posted on 07/30/2012 9:00:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

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!)


21 posted on 07/30/2012 9:00:14 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Nachum
Well this could be real interesting.

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?

22 posted on 07/30/2012 9:00:50 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: DBrow; Nachum; jjotto
Not sure if "Alarabiya" is a trusted source to know what the WH is "wanting"...not that they (WH) wouldn't question Romney's statement...

Someone better save this posting of Bam's AIPAC Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel speech before it (too) gets scrubbed.

23 posted on 07/30/2012 9:01:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: cranked
I'd tell them to kiss it vertical.

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24 posted on 07/30/2012 9:02:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jane Long
Not sure if "Alarabiya" is a trusted source to know what the WH is "wanting"

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.

25 posted on 07/30/2012 9:08:05 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Answer:

“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.”


26 posted on 07/30/2012 9:08:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

“I opened my mouth and talked to the Israelis. But that’s not important right now.”


27 posted on 07/30/2012 9:10:14 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Nachum
The white hut needs to clarify it's remarks.
28 posted on 07/30/2012 9:11:51 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Nachum

Mitt Romney is a private citizen and doesn’t have to explain his words to anyone in Mordor.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 9:13:51 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hey stupid ass ...., read post #14..


30 posted on 07/30/2012 9:17:21 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: dalebert

I agree. Who are they to demand anything of anyone?


31 posted on 07/30/2012 9:17:51 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: Tennessee Nana
get over yourself

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.

32 posted on 07/30/2012 9:19:06 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: dalebert

33 posted on 07/30/2012 9:21:22 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: papertyger
LOL! Thanks, Paper, I needed that.

Just the perfect touch of sarcasm. SPOT ON!

34 posted on 07/30/2012 9:22:24 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: cranked

Why sideways? Worried about where else those lips have been?


35 posted on 07/30/2012 9:23:28 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our countries principles!)
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To: DTogo

Succinct, correct, and perfect response.


36 posted on 07/30/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: papertyger

“Heeeee ....... meeeeeans.....Jer...oo.....sa......lem....is...their.....cap....eee....taaal.”

Ha!! I’ll play along. “Ees eet een Poke-e-stahn?


37 posted on 07/30/2012 9:25:20 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: papertyger

Funny :)


38 posted on 07/30/2012 9:25:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Nachum

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.


39 posted on 07/30/2012 9:28:19 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Nachum

Seems to me that King Barry is the one that has some “splainin” to do.


40 posted on 07/30/2012 9:28:19 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Nachum
"But after Romney made fresh controversial statements Monday to donors in Jerusalem including suggesting Israeli “culture” helped explain the country’s economic success -- a position Erakat denounced as “racist” -- President Barack Obama’s office urged Romney to clarify his comments."

"Cultures," at their roots, are an accumulation of ideas.

And, yes, White House morons, ideas DO matter.

41 posted on 07/30/2012 9:31:31 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: Nachum

So are the Ayrabs going to stop loving us?

Pray for America


42 posted on 07/30/2012 9:31:52 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: Tennessee Nana
If he wanted to make policy with Israel he should have waited 6 months...

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?

43 posted on 07/30/2012 9:53:38 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Tennessee Nana

Obama’s simply wrong. I have no problem with him speaking the truth.


44 posted on 07/30/2012 9:54:13 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Nachum
Yup, am on my second bucket of popcorn. Extra butter and a pinch of salt.

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!

45 posted on 07/30/2012 9:55:28 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: DBrow

Can we say neener, neener now??


46 posted on 07/30/2012 9:55:59 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
Bit out of context but Jerusalem is a cup of trembling, hoping Obeyma feels that 'cup" trembling sort of like the last night Belshazzar drank from Israel's temple cup(s) and by the end of the night," he was found wanting."

Jerusalem is Israel's capital, always was, always will be since Melchizedek

47 posted on 07/30/2012 10:09:38 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Nachum

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.


48 posted on 07/30/2012 10:21:09 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/29/romney-says-jerusalem-is-israels-capital-vows-to-move-embassy/


49 posted on 07/30/2012 10:23:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-104publ45/pdf/PLAW-104publ45.pdf


50 posted on 07/30/2012 10:26:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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