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
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