Skip to comments.White House Differs with Romney on Jerusalem as Capital of Israel
Posted on 07/30/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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 Romneys position was different from that of the Obama administration.
Our view is that that is a different position than this administration holds. Its 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 administrations policy and that the policy was not changed. Hours later he issued a written answer, stating it will be negotiated between Israel and Palestine.
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.
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.
Tell the White House Idiots, along with Baghdad Bob Carney, to just hit Google...first page:
Indeed. Thank you for the beautiful Scripture, dear brother in Christ!
Sounds like a game show!
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.
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.
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.
If you’re Jewish in America and vote for the “o”, you have a death wish. It’s that simple.
American Jews didn’t give an Obama 3.5 years ago....
Doesn't he know that's still being negotiated with Mexico?
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?
Another Hussein-loving fascist infiltrator — what a surprise.
Hussein Heads suck like no others.
You do realise the Capital or Israel is Tel Aviv, right?
Americans give me headaches
Israel's financial centre is Tel Aviv, while Jerusalem is the country's most populous city and its capital (although not recognized internationally as such).
so who let YOU in.
Wrong answer Obama. At least you didn’t say you built Jerusalem.
“while Jerusalem is the country’s most populous city and its capital”
Exactly. Now that poster can appear on Leno’s ‘jaywalking.’
I don’t recall that America thought it necessary to negotiate with England as to which city would be our capital.
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.
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 . . .
"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
*This is a clip that got pulled due to pressure from the Administration.*
*Watch it now before it gets pulled from the internet! *
Does anyone on here REALLY think Romney will move our embassy unilaterally? Romney? Yeah, right.
With Obama in office, the Israelites probably believe the U.S. capital is in the Chicago hood.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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!
“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!
Searching For Israel’s Capital - YouTube
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.
The “white house” embarrasses us all by persisting in such foolish, blind bigotry.
Of course the current occupiers of the White Hut are going to side with the Palestinians.
Obama in 2008: Jerusalem will remain the capital:
Missed a zot of an Obama supporter. Dang.
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.
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...?
Meanwhile, over at the State Department...
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.
Romney’s campaign should listen to it. obama’s lies.....
Congress passed a law to move the embassy. It's only been presidential waivers that have prevented it.
That clip was hard to sit through but I made it to the end. obama is repulsive. Good clip!
He was quoted in 116 I think
I’ve seen a similar State Dept press conference
Are there any Paraguayans here? (back when he was funny)
Thanks. I have a hard time sitting through youtubes myself, ususally can’t do it, but I found this one pretty interesting.
Americans give him headaches? Ooooooh! We’re ugly. LOL!
That’s a bit thin for a zot. Maybe he was a retread.
Maybe all the goosestepping gave him a headache as well.
Well, he blowed up real good.
LOL! I couldn’t watch that without giggling. And I tried!
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