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Mitt Romney angers Palestinians with pro-Israel comment

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  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    July 30, 2012 3:20 p.m.

    Romney angered the Palestinians? Aren't the Palestinians already pretty angry? They've been so angry for so long that they have collectively decided to not participate in any roadmap for peace with Israel. All the Palestinians have to do is acknowledge Israel and commit to living in peace along Israel, and instead they choose to continue their vows of violence. Israel has been voluntarily giving land--Israel even moved out of settlements at a moment when Palestinians were leaning towards peace.

    Romney may not understand the history of that volatile part of the world. But nobody does. Everybody seems to be remembering their own version of history and not move forward.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 30, 2012 3:38 p.m.

    "The statement reflects a clear racist spirit," said Palestinian Labor Minister Ahmed Majdalani.

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    No so much a racist, but
    more like an out-of-touch snobbish, spoiled rich-kid elitist.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    July 30, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    Let's see, Romney ticks off the Palestinians (and the Media) by showing his support for Israel.

    Again, this makes it pretty difficult to determine who to vote for, doesn't it?

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 30, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    funny that Romeny's supporters on this thread show the same lack of understanding of the realities of the middle east that he does. I dare say it is maybe slightly more complex then you would care to make it sound Ousic and yet another reminder that Romney is not ready to be on the world stage necessary to be POTUS, so yes it does make it more clear who we should be voting for.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    July 30, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    "...Romney told an audience of affluent Jewish donors — including gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson,...".

    Romney as thankful spokesperson, for main donor Adelson, a gambling magnate.

    "...Romney said, proceeding to badly flub the economic output numbers on both sides...".

    As Conservative icon Charles K. said, if only Mitt would stop talking.

    "...said Palestinian Labor Minister Ahmed Majdalani. "If Romney came here to rally Israeli and Jewish support in the U.S. election, he can do that without insulting the Palestinian people....".

    No he can't. Insults seem to be Romney's latest calling card.

    "..."There are 57 Muslim and Arab countries here and...Romney, with no knowledge of the region,... history and culture,...gives...statements, which will only serve as ammunition in the hands of extremists in this region, Erekat said."...".

    Romney giving statements serving as ammunition to extremists.

    "..."We need the U.S. as an honest broker for peace,...said Alon Liel, a former senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official. "It's not enough being a friend. If we don't have the honest broker, we don't have peace. There are no signs that Romney understands it."...".

    There are no signs that Romney understands.

    Not good...Not good, at all.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    July 30, 2012 6:35 p.m.

    I don't expect any pro-Palestine individual to ever vote for a Republican, let alone a Mormon. So all of the anger vetted in the comments can be taken with a grain of salt. There is no wisdom in our continuing to fund a state that cheered on 9/11. They hated America then, and continue today--even after all the billions of dollars spent.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 30, 2012 8:43 p.m.

    The Palestinians danced in the streets on 9 11 when their extremist brothers attacked America. It is easy enough to verify the YouTube videos. For those with a short memory Yasser Arafat tried to down play their celebrations.

    While the Palestinians were dancing in the streets the Israelis were mourning our loss with us. Maybe Romney is smarter than the liberal appeasers give him credit for.

  • George Bronx, NY
    July 30, 2012 9:21 p.m.

    @rifleman
    And did it ever occur to you that the people on the streets may not be be representative of the views of all plantains and/or that even though those dancing on the streets displayed very poor behaviors that they may actually have some valid complaints and arguments in other areas? that maybe you should not lump Palestinians into one gross character of a brief display of poor behaviors? You have shown poor behavior many times should we automatically disqualify you and your point of view?

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    July 31, 2012 5:42 a.m.

    To MapleDon 3:53 p.m. July 30, 2012

    Let's see, Romney ticks off the Palestinians (and the Media) by showing his support for Israel.

    Again, this makes it pretty difficult to determine who to vote for, doesn't it?

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    It certainly confirms that Mitt is NOT the one to choose. It shows that, in one more area, he would be an absolute disaster. Anyone would be better . . . even my dog.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 31, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    Re: George Bronx, NY
    "And did it ever occur to you that the people on the streets may not be be representative of the views of all ...."

    Look up "Palestinians celebrating the fall of the twin towers on 911" on You Tube and then draw your own conclusions. I see no need to appease those who took delight in our sorrow on that tragic day.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 1, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    Don't trust the AP for accurate reporting.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 1, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    Re: Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    "Let's see, Romney ticks off the Palestinians (and the Media) by showing his support for Israel."

    The vast majority of Americans support Israel over the Palestinians in the Middle East. If Romney wants to tick of the people who laughed with joy the day their friends destroyed the Twin Trade Towers and bombed the USS Cole it won't hurt him at the ballot box in November.

  • Pale Bear Orem, UT
    Aug. 1, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    I'm not trying to spark a fire, really. But what foreign experience did Obama have when he was elected? Where Romney is now is where Obama was when he was running for office the first time. Neither men were terribly impressive at that point in their run.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 1, 2012 10:16 p.m.

    Remember the mob going after Zimmerman, because of inaccurate reporting from the press? Palestinians, probably don't even know who Romney is.