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Mitt Romney: Israel's economic success over Palestinians 'due to providence'
Guardian ^ | July 30, 2012 | Harriet Sherwood

Posted on 07/30/2012 4:57:19 AM PDT by upchuck

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Israel's economic success compared to its Palestinian neighbours was due in part to "the hand of providence", Mitt Romney told a $25,000-a-head fundraising event in Jerusalem on Monday.

He cited a climate of innovation, the Jewish history of thriving in adversity and the "hand of providence".

Romney drew a comparison between Israel's economic success and the Palestinians'. "As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality," he said.

In fact, according to the World Bank, Israel had a per capita gross domestic product of about $31,000 in 2011, while the West Bank and Gaza had a per capita GDP of just over $1,500.

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat condemned Romney's comments. "What is this man doing here? Yesterday, he destroyed negotiations by saying Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and today he is saying Israeli culture is more advanced than Palestinian culture. Isn't this racism? Israelis and Palestinians have a conflict, but they are people, they are equal, it is not a better culture or advanced culture.

"It's Israeli occupiers and Palestinians under occupation, and that's why Palestinians cannot realise their potential," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: capitalofisrael; israel; jerusalem; mittromney
It's really simple Saeb: The Israelis pay homage to the true God while you and yours are hung up on a mentally defective pedophile dead guy.
1 posted on 07/30/2012 4:57:23 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Palestinians dont do anything but make war..I think its the old work ethic thing.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 5:03:41 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: upchuck

Oh, and Muslims don’t claim their culture is superior and try to dominate/supplant other religions? Who knew?


3 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:28 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: upchuck

> It’s really simple Saeb: The Israelis pay homage to the
> true God while you and yours are hung up on a mentally
> defective pedophile dead guy.

The pedophile dead guy was also a pirate, a warlord, a mass murderer, a torturer, a rapist, a polygamist, an adulterer, a slave owner, a slave trader, a Jew hater, a truce-breaker, a liar, a thief, an unspeakably cruel tyrant, and overall genocidal savage.

The Bible says of Abraham’s Seed of Promise (Israel), “I will bless them that bless thee, and I will curse them that curse thee.”

Compare the number of Jews receiving awards and recognition for advances in the sciences, medicine, and arts. This tiny population is represented in such advances an order of magnitude greater than their representation in the general world population.

Meanwhile, the closest thing the Moslems have to a scientific advance is wiring a cell phone as a remote detonator.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 5:07:38 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: upchuck

You could never be a politician! Not only did you tell the truth with non PC words, you did it in one sentence!
Bravo!!!


5 posted on 07/30/2012 5:08:07 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: upchuck
today he is saying Israeli culture is more advanced than Palestinian culture. Isn't this racism? Israelis and Palestinians have a conflict, but they are people, they are equal, it is not a better culture or advanced culture.

Yeah, we are just surrounded by innovations in science, medicine and technology created by the 'Palestinians', right? Arab 'culture' hasn't produced anything of value since the Astrolabe.

6 posted on 07/30/2012 5:10:41 AM PDT by montag813
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To: dalebert

The other thing is: what would the Palestinian per capita GDP be if all international support [welfare] were counted out? Bet that it would be closer to $150 (vs. $1500).


7 posted on 07/30/2012 5:12:15 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: upchuck
"It's Israeli occupiers and Palestinians under occupation, and that's why Palestinians cannot realise their potential,"

And before 1967, where are the list of 'Palestinian' innovations? I can think only of hijacking.

8 posted on 07/30/2012 5:13:57 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

Oh come on.

They also invented “Palestinian Body Armor” - also known as women and children.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 5:28:17 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: montag813

Sorry about the “Oh Come On” - that sounded way more adversarial than I meant it to be.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 5:29:49 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: upchuck
The Palis couldn't run a sanitary sewer system...
11 posted on 07/30/2012 5:33:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: upchuck

The laws and rules of the Koran, which make possession of private property kind of iffy, are, in some part, responsible for the Pali’s plight.
Of course the corruption of their leaders and their murderous obsession with the Jews don’t help either.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 5:34:12 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: rbg81

If international support were eliminated, Palestinian per capita GDP would be closer to $15,000, rather than the $1,500 actually, as the people would have to work to survive.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 5:34:12 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: upchuck

Whats that suppose to mean ???


14 posted on 07/30/2012 5:42:10 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: upchuck
Providence certainly played a role but so did the fact that Israelis live in the present...while their moslems neighbors are stuck,joyfully in all too many cases,in the 7th Century.
15 posted on 07/30/2012 5:46:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: kenavi

True, ....in the long run. But I was talking currently.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 5:54:55 AM PDT by rbg81
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17 posted on 07/30/2012 6:27:43 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: Westbrook
Compare the number of Jews receiving awards and recognition for advances in the sciences, medicine, and arts. This tiny population is represented in such advances an order of magnitude greater than their representation in the general world population.

Jews, Arabs, Nobel Prize The Global Islamic population is approximately 2,000,000,000 or 33% of the world’s population. They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature: 1988 - Najib Mahfooz

Peace: 1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat 1994 - Yaser Arafat: 1990 - Elias James Corey 1999 - Ahmed Zewai

Economics: (zero)

Physics: (zero)

Medicine: 1960 - Peter Brian Medawar 1998 - Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: SEVEN

HOWEVER:

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000, or about 0.02% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature: 1910 - Paul Heyse 1927 - Henri Bergson 1958 - Boris Pa sternak 1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon 1966 - Nelly Sachs 1976 - Saul Bellow 1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer 1981 - Elias Canetti 1987 - Joseph Brodsky 1991 - Nadine Gordimer World

Peace: 1911 - Alfred Fried 1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser 1968 - Rene Cassin 1973 - Henry Kissinger 1978 - Menachem Begin 1986 - Elie Wiesel 1994 - Shimon Peres 1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

Physics: 1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer 1906 - Henri Moissan 1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson 1908 - Gabriel Lippmann 1910 - Otto Wallach 1915 - Richard Willstaetter 1918 - Fritz Haber 1921 - Albert Einstein 1922 - Niels Bohr 1925 - James Franck 1925 - Gustav Hertz 1943 - Gustav Stern 1943 - George Charles de Hevesy 1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi 1952 - Felix Bloch 1954 - Max Born 1958 - Igor Tamm 1959 - Emilio Segre 1960 - Donald A. Glaser 1961 - Robert Hofstadter 1961 - Melvin Calvin 1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau 1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz 1965 - Richard Phil lips Feynman 1965 - Julian Schwinger 1969 - Murray Gell-Mann 1971 - Dennis Gabor 1972 - William Howard Stein 1973 - Brian David Joseph son 1975 - Benjamin Mottleson 1976 - Burton Richter 1977 - Ilya Prigogine 1978 - Arno Allan Penzias 1978 - Peter L Kapitza 1979 - Stephen Weinberg 1979 - Sheldon Glashow 1979 - Herbert Charles Brown 1980 - Paul Berg 1980 - Walter Gilbert 1981 - Roald Hoffmann 1982 - Aaron Klug 1985 - Albert A. Hauptman 1985 - Jerome Karle 1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach 1988 - Robert Huber 1988 - Leon Lederman 1988 - Melvin Schwartz 1988 - Jack Steinberger 1989 - Sidney Altman 1990 - Jerome Friedman 1992 - Rudolph Marcus 1995 - Martin Perl 2000 - Alan J. Heeger

Economics: 1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson 1971 - Simon Kuznets 1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow 1975 - Leonid Kantorovich 1976 - Mil ton Friedman 1978 - Herb ert A. Simon 1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein 1985 - Franco Modigliani 1987 - Robert M. Solow 1990 - Harry Markowitz 1 990 - Merton Miller 199220- Gary Becker 1993 - Robert Fogel

Medicine: 1908 - Elie Metchnikoff 1908 - Paul Erlich 1914 - Robert Barany 1922 - Otto Meyerhof 1930 - Karl Landsteiner 1931 - Otto Warburg 1936 - Otto Loewi 1944 - Joseph Erlanger 1944 - Herb ert Spencer Gasser 1945 - Ernst Boris Chain 1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller 1950 - Tadeus Reichstein 1952 - Selman Abra ham Waksman 1953 - Hans Krebs 1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann 1958 - Joshua Lederberg 1959 - Arthur Kornberg 1964 - Konrad Bloch 1965 - Francois Jacob 1965 - Andre Lwoff 1967 - George Wald 1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg 1969 - Salvador Luria 1970 - Julius Axelrod 1970 - Sir Bernard Katz 1972 - Gerald Maurice Ed elman 1975 - Howard Martin Temin 1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg 1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow 1978 - Daniel Nathans 1980 - Baruj Benacerraf 1984 - Cesar Milstein 1985 - Michael Stuart Brown 1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein 1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini] 1988 - Gertrude Elion 1989 - Harold Varmus 1991 - Erwin Neher 1991 - Bert Sakmann 1993 - Richard J. Roberts 1993 - Phillip Sharp 1994 - Alfred Gilman 1995 - Ed ward B. Lewis

TOTAL: 129

The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims!

The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves upin German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew that has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew that protests by killing people.

The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Muslims must ask ‘what can they do for humankind’ before they demand that humankind respects them!!

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel ‘s part, the following two sentences really say it all:

‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel’ -Benjamin Netanyahu

18 posted on 07/30/2012 6:28:55 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And God forgive me for what I must do in November.)
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To: FES0844

Thank you. Being non-PC is my daily goal.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 6:54:12 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Westbrook
The pedophile dead guy was also a pirate, a warlord, a mass murderer, a torturer, a rapist, a polygamist, an adulterer, a slave owner, a slave trader, a Jew hater, a truce-breaker, a liar, a thief, an unspeakably cruel tyrant, and overall genocidal savage.

Are you saying worshiping a monster could effect how well a culture does? That there's some kind of subtle connection between total evil and failure?

Oh, and next time don't hold back - tell us how you really feel...

20 posted on 07/30/2012 6:59:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: GOPJ

>> The pedophile dead guy was also a pirate, a warlord, a
>> mass murderer, a torturer, a rapist, a polygamist, an
>> adulterer, a slave owner, a slave trader, a Jew hater, a
>> truce-breaker, a liar, a thief, an unspeakably cruel
>> tyrant, and overall genocidal savage.
>
> Are you saying worshiping a monster could effect how well a
> culture does? That there’s some kind of subtle connection
> between total evil and failure?

:)
Yep, I think there’s a connection.

> Oh, and next time don’t hold back - tell us how you
> really feel...

While I do truly despise the pedophilic polygamist blood-crazed fiend Mohammed, and those are my personal feelings for him and his execrable death cult, the long list of his crimes is recorded for us in the Moslems’ own history of him.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 8:01:22 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SJackson

Oh, great. . not denying the ‘Providential’; but this sounds, only a step away, from Obama’s road to; and bridge over. Or, so could be construed.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 8:48:08 AM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: upchuck

“and today he is saying Israeli culture is more advanced than Palestinian culture. Isn’t this racism?”

No, it’s not racism because sadly, arabs and Israeli Jewish folk are all but genetically identical.

It is, however, a testiment to good vs. evil.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Exactly what I wrote.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: upchuck

Willard never mentioned God...

I just wondered what he meant by “providence”

Never mind...

I’ll just go on his own religious views of “providence”

which of course differ greatly from the Biblical view...


25 posted on 07/30/2012 5:28:57 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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