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White House Differs with Romney on Jerusalem as Capital of Israel
CNSNews.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | By Fred Lucas

Posted on 07/30/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch

Via CNSNews.com:

In what marks a decisive difference in the presidential campaign, one day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the White House asserted that Romney’s position was different from that of the Obama administration.

“Our view is that that is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.

“I would remind you that that is the position that has been held by previous administrations both Democratic and Republican. So, if Mr. Romney disagrees with that position, he is also disagreeing with positions taken by previous presidents like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan,” Earnest added.

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney struggled during the afternoon press briefing to answer what the capital of Israel was, insisting reporters already knew the administration’s policy and that the policy was not changed. Hours later he issued a written answer, stating it will be negotiated between Israel and Palestine.


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Hamas and Jimmy Carter seen nodding in approval.

 

1 posted on 07/30/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch
Romney’s position was different from that of the Obama administration.

And I hope to God that can be said about almost any issue.

2 posted on 07/30/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Oh, this is gonna be fun. :-)


3 posted on 07/30/2012 2:12:32 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

That’s funny. Carney was trying to hand-wave his way out of this last week, and Romney forced them to answer.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Barack Obama in 2008:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91150432

...any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided...


5 posted on 07/30/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: CaptainKrunch

“It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.”

Sounds like Obama is “wimping” out to me. Go Mitt.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 2:14:52 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: CaptainKrunch

Good for Romney. He flushed out the Obama Admin.

Hope he can now flush them down the toilet forever!


7 posted on 07/30/2012 2:15:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: CaptainKrunch

” stating it will be negotiated between Israel and Palestine.”

What a stoopid position! There will be no meaningful negotiations with the “palestinians.” Ever!


8 posted on 07/30/2012 2:15:53 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

I hope U.S jews are paying attention and remember this in November.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 2:15:53 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: CaptainKrunch

This literally gives me chills. Does Dumbama know who he is messing with?


10 posted on 07/30/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cyber Liberty

Obama forced to declare they are on the wrong side of the Jewish vote. This is great.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: CaptainKrunch

>> “Our view is that that is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.

Well, MY view is that your mommy should have named you Josh Waffle, not Josh Earnest.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 2:17:29 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Oh...Ah...Eh..the Obozo’s team on the defensive again?! I LIKEY!!


13 posted on 07/30/2012 2:18:30 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: CaptainKrunch

As is the case more than 80% of the time, those occupying the White House are wrong.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 2:18:40 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Parley Baer

Which “parties” would those be, Josh?

The voting citizens of Israel have reached a dermination.
Just what are you proposing?


16 posted on 07/30/2012 2:18:44 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: CaptainKrunch
This gives the "news" media more ammunition to pester the Zero administration about what they consider to be the current Israeli Capital. Well, it would if we had a real news media.
18 posted on 07/30/2012 2:19:43 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: Jedidah
I hope U.S jews are paying attention and remember this in November.

Will those who aren't on FR even hear about it? Can't think of a way for the MSM to spin it sufficiently in O's favor to even report it!

19 posted on 07/30/2012 2:20:02 PM PDT by maryz
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To: CaptainKrunch

Here in the U.S., the federal head of state and government, the federal legislature, and the federal head of supreme court are domiciled in Washington, D.C. We consider Washington the national capital.

In Israel, the head of state, the head of government, the legislature and the supreme court are domiciled in Jerusalem. We consider Jerusalem...if not the capital, then what?


20 posted on 07/30/2012 2:20:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: RoseofTexas
OOPS! Triple post..sorry!
21 posted on 07/30/2012 2:20:58 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Jedidah

I bet Obama gets >50% of the Jewish vote.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: jjotto

Great find, jjoto.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 2:22:27 PM PDT by oldbill
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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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24 posted on 07/30/2012 2:22:27 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: maryz

“Will those who aren’t on FR even hear about it? Can’t think of a way for the MSM to spin it sufficiently in O’s favor to even report it!”

The ZOA has a very effective direct mail directory.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 2:23:07 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

I am beginning to think that Israel needs to make more bombs, no just for Iran, bit for Iran and the White House!


26 posted on 07/30/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: jjotto

Honest to God, the guy is a nine year old. He can’t remember from one moment to the next what his last lie was.

If folks tied all his lies around his neck as neatly as this one was, he’d drown.


27 posted on 07/30/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Obama should have ignored this issue. He will have to throw his conservative Jew supporters under the bus.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 2:23:34 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

I am beginning to think that Israel needs to make more bombs, no just for Iran, but for Iran and the White House!


29 posted on 07/30/2012 2:23:34 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Senator Joe Lieberman just told Hannity the capital is Jerusalem.

More trouble for B. Hussein Obama.

30 posted on 07/30/2012 2:24:08 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: CaptainKrunch

Apparently Romneys statement upset the Palestinians. Now the white-house feels the need to make a counter statement. More reason to learn about Obama’s hidden background and agenda. Why he was traveling to Pakistan.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: CaptainKrunch

Washington DC is not my Capital.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: RichInOC

An enterprising reporter wanting some good copy should ask Bam “if the capital of Israel isn’t Jerusalem, then where, pray tell, is it?”. He’d lose his WH press pass, but it would be worth it.


33 posted on 07/30/2012 2:26:11 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Parley Baer

0bama’s just throwing a bone to his terrorist friends, including the MB whom he helped seize control in Libya and Egypt.. Oh yes, and the Taliban in Afghanistan!


34 posted on 07/30/2012 2:26:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: CaptainKrunch

The CIA names Jeruselem as the capital on their world factbook site. Maybe the CIA is wrong.


35 posted on 07/30/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: SpaceBar

Just signed the Jerusalem Declaration. Jerusalem was, is and always will be the UNDIVIDED CAPITAL of Israel.


36 posted on 07/30/2012 2:27:59 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: maryz

They’ll hear about it if they pay attention at all. AP, Reuters, Wash Post, NY Times, foreign media, all the major networks free or cable . . . they’re all running the story.

Do a Google news search if you don’t believe me.


37 posted on 07/30/2012 2:27:59 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: CaptainKrunch

38 posted on 07/30/2012 2:28:35 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: CaptainKrunch

“Our view is that that is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.

Headline: Romney calls Washinton DC. capital of US.

What other nation on earth has had to have it’s capital
decided by others?

Accept where that nation decides to put it’s capital
or don’t recognize the nation at all.

Ams Israel Chai!


39 posted on 07/30/2012 2:29:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EEGator

I bet Obama gets >50% of the Jewish vote.

I’ll bet Ronmey gets over 90% the ORTHODOX JEWSIH VOTE!


40 posted on 07/30/2012 2:29:45 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: bmwcyle

“Washington DC is not my Capital.”

Maybe not, but it takes your capital.


41 posted on 07/30/2012 2:30:00 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: Jewbacca

So does RJC. Got an email from them this morning asking if I like being ‘exploited’.


42 posted on 07/30/2012 2:31:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: CaptainKrunch

That still doesn’t answer the question. What is the capital of Israel TODAY? We know Romney’s answer and we don’t know Obama’s.


43 posted on 07/30/2012 2:32:41 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: EEGator

Don’t think I’d take that bet but would be more likely to put money down that he gets <65% which would be crushing in its own right.


44 posted on 07/30/2012 2:33:16 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

Sadly, US Jews are not, for the most part, Zionists. The couldn’t care less what happens to Israel, and can be counted upon to vote for ‘Bam.


45 posted on 07/30/2012 2:33:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: opentalk
ROMNEY COMMENTS AT FUNDRAISER OUTRAGE PALESTINIANS
46 posted on 07/30/2012 2:33:29 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: CaptainKrunch

So speaketh the Islamic President.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: jjotto

The lefty chant in ‘68 was Power To The People!

They sure didn’t see the Internet coming, did they? Now that the people have the power to see who said what and disseminate that info, the left is not so happy about Power To The People!

This should be put on the White House blog a few dozen times.


48 posted on 07/30/2012 2:37:37 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: rod1
That still doesn’t answer the question. What is the capital of Israel TODAY? We know Romney’s answer and we don’t know Obama’s.

Yeah we do: "Can't I just eat my waffle?"

49 posted on 07/30/2012 2:37:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: DoughtyOne; jjotto

Talk about a flip-flopper. I hope Team Romney is preparing video after video of Obama flip-flopping and umming his way through a speech.


50 posted on 07/30/2012 2:38:22 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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