Tuesday, July 31, 2012

United States policy goes against Jewish and Israeli beliefs?

This is confusing.  I've been raised on the belief that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.  So have Israelis.

The Obama administration would beg to differ with that.
The spokesman, Josh Earnest, said that the presumptive Republican presidential candidate’s declaration that Jerusalem is “the capital of Israel” contradicts the policy of previous Republican and Deomcratic administrations. He said Romney could further explain the comments, according to The Jerusalem Post.

"Well, our view is that that’s a different position than this administration holds,” Earnest said in a news briefing Tuesday, according to the Post. “It’s the view of this administration that the capital is something that should be determined in final status negotiations between the parties."
Mr. President, having your administration make comments like these do yourself no favors with your Jewish supporters or potential Jewish supporters.  If someone says that New York City is the capital of the United States, how would that make you feel?

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