Romney's Jerusalem Doctrine

By acknowledging he was in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, Romney laid out a Middle East policy path for his presidency, should he be elected. In the last week, spokespersons for the State Department and for Obama were pressed on the issue of Jerusalem.  Not only were they unwilling to say the Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, but they were not prepared to acknowledge that the western section of Jerusalem, which Israel conquered in the '48 War and which lies to the west of the armistice lines, was even in Israel. The response from Camp Obama was immediate.  "Some people are scratching their heads a bit" over Romney's remarks, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters, noting that the Republican candidate is defying a position "that's been held by previous administrations, both Democratic and Republican. So if Mr. Romney disagrees with that position, he's also disagreeing with the position that was taken by Presidents like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan." And what...(Read Full Article)

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