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Did Romney Exploit a Jewish Holiday?posted on July 31, 2012
Commentary’s Jeffrey Tobin explains why he does not find Mitt Romney’s recent visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem “in poor taste,” as many liberal bloggers have argued. Romney’s unannounced visit to the Western Wall on Sunday coincided with Tisha B’Av, a fast day when Jews memorialize the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem. “[T]he symbolism of an American politician going to the Wall on the day that Jews remember the tragedies that have befallen them throughout history is particularly apt,” writes Tobin.