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        07-31-2012, 11:14 PM
    Romney visits Israel.

    I along with most jews that I know are than a little upset with Romney's visit to the Western Wall.
    He has every right to visit Israel and the Western Wall but to do so on the holy day of Tish B'av is highly callous.
    Displacing jews who are praying and fasting on this holy day for a photo op is ridiculous.
    Since men and women are seperated from each other and have different sections his wife disrupted the women as well.
    To do so on the day that observes the destruction of the First and Second Temple is unacceptable.
    What I also find absurd is the fact that the Orthodox Jews that cheered this invasion would have thrown dirty diapers, rotten fruit, or other refuse at anyone else who committed this atrocity.
    With as much as 60% of the money donated to the Democratic Party coming from jews and jewish interest this visit made no sense.
    Won him no votes.
    No Rabbi would visit the Mormon temple in Utah during Christmas services
    And expect those praying to move aside.
    Is he really that clueless? Shalom
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        07-31-2012, 11:55 PM
    I don't know db, it certianly would appear that visiting Palestine, and issueing an apology to muslims while there would have been better for his career.
        08-01-2012, 12:03 AM
    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    I don't know db, it certianly would appear that visiting Palestine, and issueing an apology to muslims while there would have been better for his career.
    Please explain your thoughts on this.
        08-01-2012, 12:17 AM
    Missy May I don't care about his career.
    His selfcentered trips overseas not only highlighted his obvious ignorance of foriegn policy but his disregard for other religious obsevances.
    His arraogance has cost him in the primarys.
    It is very telling that he has refused to learn from his mistakes.
    Visiting the Western Wall should never be about you but about your reverance for the G-D of Israel and the jewish people.
    He could have timed his visit before or after the Holy Day.
    The Wall has been there for several thousand years.
    It is not in danger of disapearing tommorrow.
    If he really wanted to show his concern for the Mideast he could have vistied the Dome of the Rock also.
    It is only a matter of a few feet away.
    But that would not have won him any votes. Now would it? Shalom
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        08-01-2012, 12:46 AM
    But it would be discriminatory if Mitt Romney didn't piss off or offend every country he visited. Don't you think?
    At least the man is consistent!
        08-01-2012, 01:13 AM
    Originally Posted by Silent one    
    Please explain your thoughts on this.
    Well, I was going with the incumbent's pattern of doing things. It seems that he believes the western world in general has a lot of apologizing to do, w emphasis on the US - and everyone loves him for it. The US sends a lot of aid to both countries, but Israel has applied western technology to better itself, but not so much Palestine. So, it would make sense that, if he wanted the same admiration Obama gets for his actions, he would apologize to muslims from an area that seems to epitomize the muslim community....which is to blame the US and Israel for all of their ills.

    I, personally, figure politicains make gaffes. I am only interested in who is best suited to represent the US in what is left of its democratic republic.
        08-01-2012, 06:30 AM
    Listening to his rich secular American Jewish donors that were flown in to increase the numbers from 20 to about 70 for a breakfast to show support for his policies has earned him scorn from most Jews.
    Excluding the Palestinians from the road to peace in the region onloy returns the US to the blind loyalty of Bush.
    Which by the way resulted in 8 years of stagnation and lost progress.
    This only prolonged the problem.
    Obamas stated policy is the same as every US President since Nixon,
    The region needs Peace not rhetoric. Shalom
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        08-01-2012, 06:45 AM

    "Governor Romney will sit down with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders on Sunday,"

    How Obama 'beat' Romney to Israel ... with a White House signing ceremony - Yahoo! News

    In an pre-arranged meeting, would Netanyahu not have asked for a different day to meet if this Holy Day was an offensive one for Romney to be in the Country?

    Btw: "Not only hasObama not visited Israel as president, he said, but he reminded the audience that Biden had shown “disrespect” for Israel when he delayed his arrival at a March 2010 dinner meeting at Mr. Netanyahu’s residence to protest an announcement of new settlement construction."

    “The vice president of the United States kept the Israeli head of state [sic] waiting 90 minutes for dinner because he was having a temper tantrum,”

    Strange that no one has made a condemning comment about the highlighted part. Funny how one sided things can get

    I also do not remember a lot of criticism about Obama wanting Israel to return to it's 1967 borders either.

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        08-01-2012, 08:01 AM
    I'm quite surprised that Romney was not warned about what he'll be doing by Israel officials. So I assume it was OK with them as well? I'm not defending Romney here BTW, just wondering.
        08-01-2012, 09:33 AM
    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    I'm quite surprised that Romney was not warned about what he'll be doing by Israel officials. So I assume it was OK with them as well? I'm not defending Romney here BTW, just wondering.
    No need to wonder. Of course a US presidential candidate clears all international visits with the appropriate government officials - if nothing else, for security reasons. The Israeli government obviously had no issue with the visit or it would have been scheduled for another time...

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