If you thought Romney made a fool of himself in Britain, it was nothing compared to Romney tripping his way through political minefields in Israel. Politics is perception — and at this, so far, Romney has failed miserably.
Yesterday the Israeli press said it was Romney speaking, but “Netanhayu’s words”. In that speech, Romney said Jerusalem was “the capital of Israel” and a Palestinian official said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that Romney would make such an announcement in the face of ongoing and precarious peace negotiations over the future of Jerusalem, accusing him of “destroying negotiations”. Today, Romney is accused of racism by the same Palestinian official, for suggesting that the Israeli culture is more advanced than the Palestinian culture.
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