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Mitt Romney in Jerusalem: Another city, Another Gaffe (or Two)?

posted on August 1, 2012

The Christian Science Monitor’s Howard LaFranchi notes the similarities between Romney’s recent remarks on Jerusalem and those made by Obama during his first presidential campaign. While Romney’s declaration, that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, was seen as controversial, LaFranchi points out that in 2008, Obama stated that “Israel has a legitimate claim on that city.” LaFranchi also notes, “In both cases … the candidates backtracked from their statements.” LaFranchi writes, “Romney’s echoing of Obama circa 2008 made it seem as though overstepping US policy on Jerusalem has become established practice for a presidential candidate.”

Read at The Christian Science Monitor