Skip to comments.Mitt Romney: Israel's economic success over Palestinians 'due to providence'
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.
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Palestinians dont do anything but make war..I think its the old work ethic thing.
Oh, and Muslims don’t claim their culture is superior and try to dominate/supplant other religions? Who knew?
> 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.
You could never be a politician! Not only did you tell the truth with non PC words, you did it in one sentence!
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.
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).
And before 1967, where are the list of 'Palestinian' innovations? I can think only of hijacking.
Oh come on.
They also invented “Palestinian Body Armor” - also known as women and children.
Sorry about the “Oh Come On” - that sounded way more adversarial than I meant it to be.
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.
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.
Whats that suppose to mean ???
True, ....in the long run. But I was talking currently.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Jews, Arabs, Nobel Prize The Global Islamic population is approximately 2,000,000,000 or 33% of the worlds 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
Medicine: 1960 - Peter Brian Medawar 1998 - Ferid Mourad
The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000, or about 0.02% of the worlds 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
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 dont 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 dont traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.
Perhaps the worlds 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
Thank you. Being non-PC is my daily goal.
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...
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