Monday, July 30, 2012
Palestinians Enraged by Romney Statement
We know it won't get the attention of his London missteps, but Romney's statements comparing the Israel and Palestinian economies (and culture) today at, what else, a fundraising breakfast, have caused an uproar among Palestinians, with an aide to Abbas labeling them "racist." Read a full report here and decide. Let's just say he seems clueless about some of the rather crucial, and unique, reasons the Palestinian economy may not be keeping pace with Israel's. He even compared the gap to other neighboring societies (such as the U.S. and Mexico) where, shall we say, the comparison lacks certain key elements...
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