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On Romney's Israel Remarks
The Weekly Standard http://assets.weeklystandard.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tws15/images/logo-large.pngThe Weekly Standard 2012 Washington, DC Politics 2012-07-30 http://www.weeklystandard.com/on-romneys-israel-remarks/article/649105 2012-07-30T06:09 2012-07-30T06:12 On Romney's Israel Remarks Elliott Abrams comments on Mitt Romney's Israel remarks: Romney’s remarks in Jerusalem today challenged the president indirectly at least three times. First, Romney said “It is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.” That sentence was presumably meant to create a contrast with the refusal of the White House spokesman, Jay Carney, to say last week what the capital of Israel is. This is of course the State Department view as well. As someone who has dealt with this issue while serving in the U.S. government, I have always found it odd that administration after administration calls this a “final status issue.” At worst for Israel, a return to the 1949 armistice lines would leave Israel in full control of west Jerusalem, where its government institutions are located: the Knesset, courts, ministries, and prime minister’s office. Whatever the disposition or division of the Old City, the Palestinian claim does not involve west Jerusalem. It is therefore bizarre that we refuse to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, even if we feel obliged to say that the final borders of the city remain to be negotiated or that parts of the city are also claimed by Palestinians for the capital of an eventual Palestinian state. 2012 Elections, Daniel Halper, Israel, Jerusalem, Mitt Romney http://cdn.weeklystandard.biz/cache/280x280-.jpg