Romney's 2-Step Mideast Peace Policy Revealed
09/18/2012 - 13:32
Douglas Bloomfield

Mitt Romney has a two-step strategy for dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  It’s called kick and hope. He wants to  “kick the ball down the field” and “hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.”

Peace will “remain an unsolved problem,” he told contributors at a private fundraiser last May, because the Palestinians really don’t really want peace but are “committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel.” His candid thoughts were revealed in a leaked video posted on Mother Jones, and can be viewed here.

In that private meeting he trashed the two-state concept which he had publicly embraced in a Haaretz interview while in Israel this summer. At that time he said, "I believe in a two-state solution which suggests there will be two states, including a Jewish state."

To a $50,000-a-head fundraiser at the Boca Raton home of a fellow private equity manager, Marc Leder, a more candid Romney said, “The idea of pushing on the Israelis to give something up to get the Palestinians to act is the worst idea in the world.”

His comments seemed to reflect the views of his billionaire benefactor, Sheldon Adelson, who has pledged $100 million to elect Romney. Adelson, the self-proclaimed “richest Jew in the world,” is an outspoken foe of Palestinian statehood and sees the peace process as a plot to destroy the Jewish state.

Romney sounded like he was channeling Adelson when he told contributors the Palestinians have "no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish." He went on to say, “I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues And I say, ‘There’s just no way.’”

He listed the dangers a Palestinian state would pose, including that “the Iranians would want to bring missiles and armament into the West Bank and potentially threaten Israel.”

While in Israel this summer Romney snubbed the Israeli opposition leader as well as the Palestinian president, refused to go to Ramallah and said the Palestinians’ economy isn’t as good as Israel’s because they’re culturally inferior.

That plus his comments appeared to reinforce those who say a President Romney would contract out Mideast policy to his old Boston finance colleague Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Maybe he’ll make Bibi his secretary of state.

Comments

The less said about what plans the U.S. and Israel have regarding Iran the better.

Regarding the Palestinians, they are not going to vanish. They are there, and Israel is not in a position to change that. It is not 1948, and Israel is not under attack by seven armies of seven Arab states.

However, the settlement project has complicated making peace. The settlers have become the greatest lobby against peace because it would affect them personally, and, the Zionist religious group at times seem more concerned with land than with Hashem.

Having said that, I oppose Romney's attempt to lure Jewish voters to give him their votes because I believe that without assiduous working and negotiating for peace with the Palestinians, it will mean the end of the Jewish state. As Arafat once stated, "The Palestinians will win through the Palestinian womb," referring to the higher numbers of Palestinians births than Jewish votes. In a one-state situation. Eventually the Palestinians will surpass the Jewish population, and in the 21st century, the Israeli Jews will not be able to prevent the Palestinians from having the right to vote. They will vote in a Palestinian government.

Romney has the kishkes to tell it like it is. What all you Mother Jones readers see as so damning in Romney's comments is just proof there is still some sanity in this world. Oy!Bama is a Dhimmicrat. Vote for Romney: it's a MITT-zvah!

So the Jewish Week thinks it's shocking that someone noticed that the Palestinians really want the dissolution of Israel? Romney's not as dumb as I thought he was. Douglas Bloomfield, on the other hand.....

Wake up and smell the coffee, Mother Jones readers: what you think is so damning is actually proof there is still sanity in the world! Thank goodness Romney has the guts to call it like it is. Oy!Bama is a Dhimmicrat. Voting for Romney is a Mitt-zvah.

I saw the list of people who attended this fundraiser. They were mostly jewish.

Does this not tell you that, in fact, his audience wanted to hear this? Why else would he say it at a fund raiser?

It amazes me that there remain so many Jews who continue to support Obama after seeing his (Obama's) behavior/comments toward Israel over the past 3.5 years. Have they been so out of touch with reality?

Israel must never be divided. Gaza was handed over to the sacrifice of many Jewish families. As Palestinian payment for this, Jewish familes, men,women and children suffer every day with treacherous missles as Palestinian gratitude. One cannot make deals with a culture that practices (taqiyya) lying to the infidel They even lie to each other. Israel cannot, must not give an inch. America needs a new President that will solidify the nation of Israel with action. It is not happening now.

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