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White House Differs with Romney on Jerusalem as Capital of Israel
CNSNews.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | By Fred Lucas

Posted on 07/30/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch

Via CNSNews.com:

In what marks a decisive difference in the presidential campaign, one day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the White House asserted that Romney’s position was different from that of the Obama administration.

“Our view is that that is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.

“I would remind you that that is the position that has been held by previous administrations both Democratic and Republican. So, if Mr. Romney disagrees with that position, he is also disagreeing with positions taken by previous presidents like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan,” Earnest added.

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney struggled during the afternoon press briefing to answer what the capital of Israel was, insisting reporters already knew the administration’s policy and that the policy was not changed. Hours later he issued a written answer, stating it will be negotiated between Israel and Palestine.


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To: LibertyRocks
"Just FYI — I’m having trouble connecting to the WeaselZippers.us site right now. Through the links here, and through Google search for the site, or other stories. It is telling me that it “Cannot Connect”. I hope it’s just a temporary glitch... Maybe a DOS attack or something?"

The official word from Weasel Zippers is that they got hacked yesterday.  They said their template got hacked or something.  That's why if (and when) you get on the site everything looks different now.  They're having to use some kind of alternate server or something for now.

Funny, I never hear of conservatives trying to hack socialist websites.  Socialists (not calling them liberals anymore) are facist pigs.

101 posted on 07/30/2012 8:12:32 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: Parley Baer

Surely Josh Ernest is “Joshing” about Jerusalem being a debated capital of Israel. Or, he could be “Ernest” in which case he’s a bigger asshole than Jay Carney the Carnival “Carney” hack, and his Moslem-loving legend-in-his-own-mind boss, Barack Hussein Obama, recently of Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, Hawaii and Cairo.

I’m Jewish and I am hoping that this final insult by way of stupidity and historical ignorance, is going to bring some of my religious brethren back into the fold. They have been sleeping with the wolf too long, acting like mindless sheep, and being used like a sheep at at Barney Frank party.

As the lovely and talented singer Shania Twain would say, “Come on over, come on in”, back where you belong, my fellow landsmen.

The time for the 1930’s German mentality is over. It’s either sink or swim now and until Nov. 6th. Depending on you who support, I’ll either throw you a lifeline or an anvil. Mentaliy sleeping with the fishes ain’t no way to go thru life.


102 posted on 07/30/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: CaptainKrunch

Tell the White House Idiots, along with Baghdad Bob Carney, to just hit Google...first page:

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=ckwcph&gs_nf=1&tok=BIELBJAkbKdtEr5iHPvEYg&cp=12&gs_id=1b&xhr=t&q=capital+of+Israel&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=capital+of+I&gs_l=&pbx=1&fp=1&biw=1241&bih=584&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&cad=b


103 posted on 07/30/2012 9:10:55 PM PDT by cranked
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To: xzins

Indeed. Thank you for the beautiful Scripture, dear brother in Christ!


104 posted on 07/30/2012 9:13:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Sorry, Clinton was wrong, Reagan was wrong, Bush was wrong and now Obama is wrong. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Romney is right.

Sounds like a game show!

105 posted on 07/30/2012 9:16:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: robpsilva
You signed up today just to post this?

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/is.html,/a>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel

IBTZ!

107 posted on 07/30/2012 9:41:23 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: CaptainKrunch

There is no Palestine and no Palestinians. It is a 100% fabrication......but jeez, why sully idiotic leftist Democrat talking points with little things like “facts”? God forbid.


108 posted on 07/30/2012 10:06:51 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: CaptainKrunch; onyx; TitansAFC
About time Romney took a cue from Newt. Newt was the first candidate to address this topic.
US Embassy Should Move to Jerusalem; Newt Gingrich
http://www.unitycoalitionforisrael.org/news/?p=7491

US embassy should move to Jerusalem: Gingrich
Unknown - Associated Free Press, June 16th, 2011

NEW ORLEANS — US Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich said Thursday that one of his first acts if elected president would be to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there.
Speaking to a packed room at a gathering of party activists in New Orleans, Gingrich condemned the refusal to move the US diplomatic mission in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Av iv as “an insult” to the staunch US ally.
The former House speaker, whose campaign has struggled, said he would sign an executive order on his first day to effect the change.
A 1995 US law calls for the move, but successive presidents have used the measure's waiver authority to postpone it.

109 posted on 07/30/2012 10:12:34 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: CaptainKrunch

I’m surprised Obama had the guts to actually state it. By doing so, he risks the jewish vote. Lately, he has been handing the election to Romney.


110 posted on 07/30/2012 11:01:24 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

If you’re Jewish in America and vote for the “o”, you have a death wish. It’s that simple.


111 posted on 07/31/2012 3:06:43 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

American Jews didn’t give an Obama 3.5 years ago....


112 posted on 07/31/2012 3:50:03 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: tet68
Headline: Romney calls Washington DC. capital of US.

Doesn't he know that's still being negotiated with Mexico?

113 posted on 07/31/2012 4:11:23 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Jedidah
I hope U.S jews are paying attention and remember this in November.

why do I have the sneaking suspicion that liberal causes will trump even the potential destruction of Israel, as American Jews go to the polls to vote this November?

114 posted on 07/31/2012 4:12:18 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: robpsilva

Another Hussein-loving fascist infiltrator — what a surprise.

Hussein Heads suck like no others.


115 posted on 07/31/2012 4:13:53 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: robpsilva

You do realise the Capital or Israel is Tel Aviv, right?
Americans give me headaches

Israel's financial centre is Tel Aviv,[18] while Jerusalem is the country's most populous city and its capital (although not recognized internationally as such).

so who let YOU in.

IBTZ

116 posted on 07/31/2012 4:18:03 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Wrong answer Obama. At least you didn’t say you built Jerusalem.


117 posted on 07/31/2012 5:05:21 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Vaquero

“while Jerusalem is the country’s most populous city and its capital”

Exactly. Now that poster can appear on Leno’s ‘jaywalking.’


118 posted on 07/31/2012 5:13:43 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: CaptainKrunch

I don’t recall that America thought it necessary to negotiate with England as to which city would be our capital.


119 posted on 07/31/2012 5:42:21 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: katiedidit1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Embassy_Act


120 posted on 07/31/2012 5:43:14 AM PDT by tazman3
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To: VanDeKoik

Listened to Mark Levin last night. He said this line about Reagan saying Jerusalem was not the capitol of Israel is a lie. Levin claimed they (Palis / Israelis) were debating borders - not the capitol. Barring audio / video showing Reagan speaking as Earnest claims, I’m inclined to belive Levin.


121 posted on 07/31/2012 5:43:48 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: Vaquero
"why do I have the sneaking suspicion that liberal causes will trump even the potential destruction of Israel, as American Jews go to the polls to vote this November?

Have to agree with you. Good people, but they have a different point of view than anyone here. That reason in part can be explained here . . .

http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/zionism/whatis.cfm

"The purpose of this website is to explain why traditional Jews do not support Zionism (the return to the land called "Israel") and why the Zionist idealogy is totally contrary to traditional Jewish law and beliefs and the teachings of the Holy Torah."

Plus as someone pointed out on another thread . . . Some of the folks have a real serious case and are hung up on the "Jesus thing

122 posted on 07/31/2012 5:53:39 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: CaptainKrunch

*This is a clip that got pulled due to pressure from the Administration.*

*Watch it now before it gets pulled from the internet! *

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28


123 posted on 07/31/2012 6:44:16 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: miss marmelstein

Does anyone on here REALLY think Romney will move our embassy unilaterally? Romney? Yeah, right.


124 posted on 07/31/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-XXX= Now what? Cain?XX Guess not. I GIVE UP)
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To: CaptainKrunch

With Obama in office, the Israelites probably believe the U.S. capital is in the Chicago hood.


125 posted on 07/31/2012 7:05:47 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

126 posted on 07/31/2012 7:23:14 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: DBrow
the left is not so happy about Power To The People!
I remember when just about every battered old VW or Volvo on the road that was driven by some pseudointellectual liberal had bumper stickers that said "I read banned books" or the classic, "question authority". That seems so long ago and far away.
127 posted on 07/31/2012 8:05:31 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: plain talk

Tel Aviv, if not Jerusalem, but U.S. law states that Jerusalem IS the capital. The Liar in Chief can’t keep his story straight.

Thank you, Mr. Romney!


128 posted on 07/31/2012 9:57:14 AM PDT by madison10 (God Bless Chick-Fil-A ;))
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To: CaptainKrunch

“final status negotiations”-—that’s a hoot. They go something like this: FIRE ONE, fire two , fire three——Yup, that’s where we’re gonna put our capitol!


129 posted on 07/31/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Searching For Israel’s Capital - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vegihZ7Kkgw


130 posted on 07/31/2012 10:48:39 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: CaptainKrunch
It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties

Well... looks like someone is willing to move beyond talk and lead from somewhere other than behind. Just step down now, Obama and save your legacy...

.. oh, wait... well, step down anyway.

131 posted on 07/31/2012 1:12:55 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: CaptainKrunch

The “white house” embarrasses us all by persisting in such foolish, blind bigotry.


132 posted on 07/31/2012 1:27:26 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: CaptainKrunch

Of course the current occupiers of the White Hut are going to side with the Palestinians.


133 posted on 07/31/2012 3:17:20 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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Obama in 2008: Jerusalem will remain the capital:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8jBFe0Lfuk&feature=player_embedded


134 posted on 07/31/2012 4:06:27 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression; TheOldLady

Missed a zot of an Obama supporter. Dang.


135 posted on 08/01/2012 1:06:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: D-fendr

Wait. Are you suggesting that Obama somehow lied or gave yet another false campaign promise to itching ears that he never intended to keep?

Why, I’m shocked. Shocked, I say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEn1TZtEmQ


136 posted on 08/01/2012 1:09:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Zot? What zot? LOL! The guy has been obliterated. His one and only post has been removed by the moderator, and his account has been not just suspended, but nuked. There’s nothing left at which to jeer and laugh.

What did he say? It must have been a humdinger!

Thank you for the heads up, though. One might think that you were on my ping list, hint, hint...?


137 posted on 08/01/2012 2:46:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: F15Eagle

Meanwhile, over at the State Department...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=094mz2nz8l4&feature=related


138 posted on 08/01/2012 3:10:34 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: jjotto

At 20:15 he states that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. That speech needs to be thrown in the Whitehouse’s face. Good find. I’m going to add your NPR link here.

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=91150432&m=91152375

Romney’s campaign should listen to it. obama’s lies.....


139 posted on 08/01/2012 3:45:03 AM PDT by CaliGirl-R
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To: conservaterian
Romney will move our embassy unilaterally?

Congress passed a law to move the embassy. It's only been presidential waivers that have prevented it.

140 posted on 08/01/2012 4:32:53 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: sunny48

That clip was hard to sit through but I made it to the end. obama is repulsive. Good clip!


141 posted on 08/01/2012 4:44:07 AM PDT by CaliGirl-R
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To: F15Eagle
I'm usually late to the zot party, but made it this time.
142 posted on 08/01/2012 5:30:06 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: TheOldLady

He was quoted in 116 I think


143 posted on 08/01/2012 6:50:40 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: D-fendr

I’ve seen a similar State Dept press conference

Are there any Paraguayans here? (back when he was funny)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLsDvGlIDh0


144 posted on 08/01/2012 7:13:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: CaliGirl-R

Thanks. I have a hard time sitting through youtubes myself, ususally can’t do it, but I found this one pretty interesting.


145 posted on 08/01/2012 7:14:06 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: F15Eagle

Americans give him headaches? Ooooooh! We’re ugly. LOL!

That’s a bit thin for a zot. Maybe he was a retread.


146 posted on 08/01/2012 7:25:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Maybe all the goosestepping gave him a headache as well.

Well, he blowed up real good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHkvD7-u7y8


147 posted on 08/01/2012 7:50:51 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

LOL! I couldn’t watch that without giggling. And I tried!


148 posted on 08/01/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SJackson

bfl


149 posted on 08/01/2012 8:09:36 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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