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Mitt Romney: Jerusalem Is 'The Capital Of Israel'

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by MaxShimba, Jul 30, 2012.

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    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Mitt Romney is calling Jerusalem "the capital of Israel" and is pledging to stand with the U.S. ally.

    The U.S. presidential candidate says in a speech in Jerusalem that America must stand with Israel. The Republican says both countries believe in democracy, the rule of law and opposition to Iran becoming a nuclear power.
    Romney also is calling Israel "the startup nation."

    Jerusalem is a flashpoint in the region. Both Israelis and Palestinians have claimed rights to the city.

    Romney says the United States must be "unapologetic ambassadors" to push to advance the values that the United States and Israel share. Romney says the United States will always stand with Israel, including its insistence that Jerusalem be the cornerstone of Israel.

    Romney declares Jerusalem to be Israel's capital - Yahoo! News
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    schlumberger JF-Expert Member

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    Time may come to prove this otherwise!
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    Sooth JF-Expert Member

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    ..I have been wondering why US presidential candidates have to go (or pledge allegiance) to Israel? Is Israel that important to US? Is Israel the US' 51st state? Is it just a co-operation of the bullies?
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    He just loves the taste of his feet doesn't he? It doesn't even require comment anymore, all he has to do at this point is open his mouth, enough said!
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    very good mitt. The Really God will help you.
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    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Enjoy with Mormons
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    Mwalufunamba JF-Expert Member

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    Well said Romney!!

    Those who question, as to why US presidential candidate go for Israel? Should think, to how far does US depends on Israel and Jews society?

    There is NO Palestine except the south-west part of Syria.
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    Haaahaaahaaaa! Romney anataka watu wajinyonge bure.
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    [h=1]Romney wraps up overseas tour amid tensions with media[/h] [​IMG] Mitt Romney (left) meets Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Warsaw
    Continue reading the main story [h=2]US Presidential Election 2012[/h]

    US presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrapped up his overseas tour in Poland, as frustrations between his campaign and journalists boiled over.
    In a foreign policy speech in Warsaw, the former Massachusetts governor praised Poland's economy as a model of small government and free enterprise.
    But it was his press secretary who captured headlines as he lashed out at US reporters asking questions.
    The Republican is set to challenge President Obama in November's polls.
    On Tuesday, Mr Romney's travelling press secretary, Rick Gorka, lost his cool with reporters who tried to question the candidate after he visited Warsaw's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
    'Shove it' At a public plaza near the memorial, journalists from CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post asked Mr Romney about "mishaps" and "gaffes" on his trip.
    Continue reading the main story [h=2]"Start Quote[/h]
    Mr Romney won't answer any questions and even his press team finds it difficult to respond to the most basic inquiries about what their candidate has said"
    [​IMG] Mark Mardell North America editor

    But Mr Gorka said: "Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people."
    He then told a reporter from Politico to "shove it". The press secretary called correspondents soon afterwards to apologise.
    Mr Romney's six-day tour of the UK, Israel and Poland was intended to burnish his profile globally, but it has been overshadowed by media reports of missteps.
    At the weekend, he declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, even though US policy holds that the city's designation is a matter for negotiations between the Jewish state and the Palestinians.
    He was also accused of racism after he told an audience of Jewish donors that cultural differences explained why Israel's economy was much larger than that of the Palestinians.
    And he was excoriated by the British media on the first leg of his tour in London, when he questioned the country's readiness to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
    Swipe at Obama? Following his travelling press secretary's outburst on Tuesday, Mr Romney delivered a set-piece speech.
    Continue reading the main story [h=2]US media's verdict[/h] "Around the World in Weighty Gaffes" is ABC News' headline on Mitt Romney's trip. Michael Falcone writes that while the trip is unlikely to make a significant impact on the US, Romney "needs to change the subject - and fast".
    "Maybe Mitt Romney should have just stayed in London and watched the dancing horses. Or just stayed home," Roger Simon writes in Politico, arguing that Mitt Romney could have better spent his time campaigning in swing states.
    But in the Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes rates Mr Romney's trip a qualified success, saying the US press has not spotted as many gaffes as they have claimed.
    Chris Cillizza writes at the Washington Post that Mr Romney is not passing the commander-in-chief test so far, but that hardly matters in this election year where foreign policy ranks as one of the lowest concerns.

    He praised Poland's efforts since the fall of communism to embrace small government and a market economy - the same formula he says is needed to revive sluggish US growth.
    He said Poland had spurned the "false promise" of a government-dominated economy, remarks that correspondents said were aimed at President Obama and his Democratic allies.
    Speaking in the library of Warsaw University, Mr Romney said: "The world should pay close attention to the transformation of Poland's economy.
    "A march toward economic liberty and smaller government has meant a march toward higher living standards, a strong military that defends liberty at home and abroad, and an important and growing role on the international stage."
    Analysts say Mr Romney's two-day trip to Poland was designed to attract Polish-American and Catholic voters in the US.
    It was also seen as a way of highlighting his hawkish stance toward Russia, whom he once labelled America's "number one geopolitical foe".
    Taking a swipe at Poland's neighbour on Tuesday, Mr Romney said: "In Russia, once-promising advances toward a free and open society have faltered."
    The Republican also praised the Polish trade union movement, Solidarity, which helped topple communist rule.
    But Solidarity distanced itself from Mr Romney on Monday, saying he had supported attacks on unions in his own country.
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    The Romnut touch: he taints everything he touches