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Another Romney Gaffe: Says Palestinians ‘Not Wanting’ Peace with Israel

In the same video in which Mitt Romney maligns Obama supporters for not paying taxes and not taking personal responsibility, the Republican presidential candidate also derides Palestinians for not being interested in peace.

David Corn, the writer of the story in Mother Jones magazine that accompanied the first video, said in an appearance on MSNBCs “Rachel Maddow Show” last night that additional snippets of the video would be released in coming days. He was true to his word, as another one came out today revealing another huge foreign policy gaffe for Romney.

Just as the news media was filled today with stories and columns about Romney ridiculing 47 percent of the electorate for wanting government handouts, now the Romney campaign has to deal with Romney making a claim about Israel and Palestine that Palestinians are describing as highly offensive.

“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,” Romney said in the latest video clip published by liberal Mother Jones magazine.

In one sentence, Romney compounded problems he created when he visited Israel in July and mentioned the ”power of culture,” an extremely loaded phrase in that part of the world, where every utterance can set off tensions and accusations of bias.

“And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things,” Romney said in July, citing an innovative business climate, the Jewish history of thriving in difficult circumstances and the “hand of providence.”

Palestinians and others reacted angrily then, and they reacted angrily today to Romney’s latest gaffe. On the West Bank, Palestinians said Romney was wrong to accuse them of not seeking peace.

“No one stands to gain more from peace with Israel than Palestinians and no one stands to lose more in the absence of peace than Palestinians,” chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told Reuters. “Only those who want to maintain the Israeli occupation will claim the Palestinians are not interested in peace.”

The video was taken at a private fundraiser in May at the Boca Raton home of millionaire private equity manager Marc Leder—a man identified in a New York Post story last year as a rich guy who threw a Hamptons party last summer “where guests cavorted nude in the pool and performed sex acts.”

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5 thoughts on “Another Romney Gaffe: Says Palestinians ‘Not Wanting’ Peace with Israel

  1. What Gaffe are you saying he made? His cvomments seemed appropriate to the situation. It seems the Palestinians are completely at ease with the so-called 'Victim' status they are in.

    If they were a true people, then they would stand up and tell the world they are perfectly capable of keeping peace in their own space, but no, they let the islamic warriors hide amongst them and fire rockets or create mayhem, then when Israel responds, they are the 'victims', no, they are collaborators in the hoax of peace loving muslims. They don't want Israel in the world, let alone being in their shadow. Plus, they serve a purpose for the rest of the muslims in the mid-east by being the center piece of discontent. Don't let them fool you as I know many are, they are set up as the offering by the other radicals for conquest.

  2. Jason Warren says:

    are you kidding me? I expect americans to think like this seeing is how the whole country condones murder, imperialism and european expansion at the cost of non-whites. europeans murdered native americans to lay out the constitiution of white supremacy. so to be proud to be a american you have to condone murder of native americans. isreal is a ficticious land as jews are europeans that worship hebrew. the worshipers of herbrew with funding from barron de rothchild created isreal by gun point. they moved in and forced the peaceful palenstinians off their land, killed them and took it and called it isreal. got it rognized by their "homies" the united nations (other europeans) so at what point is this right? same token the dutch killed south africans(blacks) then told us (original habitants) that we cant come there anymore hence the creation of apartheid. so the moral of the story is as along as you are white you can move into a non-whites house and murder them in the name of european expansion. then they trick the public be them american, dutch, british or jewish into condoning it just like robert davis stated "islamis warriors hide among them" don't be a house ni99a. you take your black ass over to racist isreal and watch don't you get called ni99a and get your ass kicked. ask a fellow african how they get treated, isreal tells them they cant send money home to their people in african! isreal trying to force sterilization of africans. isreal tries to make the sisters take birth control. human rights mistreatment of africans in isreal and you house ni99as take romneys side ignorantly without knowing what your condoning. wake up and smell the coffee!

  3. Sandy Willow Clark Seems true to me. I wrote this a while back, huh?

  4. You are an asshole. Look what is happening today, do you still feel the same way today? when you see all the house ni99a's running our country in the ground with no hope for anyone but the rich, quit being a racist. We were talking about the muzzies, not Africa.

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