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(CNN) - The American embassy in Israel, currently in Tel Aviv, should move to Jerusalem, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said in an interview Sunday.
"A nation has the capacity to choose its own capital city, and Jerusalem is Israel's capital," Romney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview set to air Monday. "I think it's long been the policy to ultimately have our embassy in the nation's capital of Jerusalem."
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This proposal would serve only to create instability in the region by inciting Arabs. Such a move would not be in the best interests of the US. I suggest Mitt stop focusing on his closet crusade and look at helping Americans first.
Now, I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, and certainly not worthy of CNN employment, but I do know that Capital is money, and Capitol is the seat of government. Just sayin'.....
Where did this "capital" move to?
maybe the united states should move its capital to jerusalem since its foreign policy is dictated from there
You should run for president because you have it figured out! Our capital is indeed Jerusalem!! Few seem to know it!
Just watched the softball questions Wolf posed to Romney in Israel. It's no wonder that CNN has been in decline. Wolf & CNN has been in a free-fall in their ability to generate critical thinking and analysis since the first Gulf War coverage.
Not true, "watch dog".
Why does Romney think others need his opinion and we/they want him to change our lives and direction...
Wolf, this only prove to you that Romney goes only were the money is, the Palestine are Arabs which Romney has manege to upset them, he is going to lie to us, tell they have weapons of mass deconstructionism and start a war, I think we just had a president just do that?
Romney looks very defensive. He is going to worry even his most reliable supporters, if he carries this demeanor into the convention and on to the debates.
Wolf's teasing of this story is misleading. He keeps saying, no President has said that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. However, President Obama said in 2008, then as Candidate Obama, that Jerusalem would stay the capital of Israel during his watch. So Wolf, you might be correct that no sitting President has said it, but of course our current President has called Jerusalem the capital. Now, moving the embassy is news, which does differentiate the current candidates. So why does Wolf go out of his way to imply that Romney's comment about Israel's capital is the controversial aspect of the story? Come-on Wolf, you make news with the embassy location remarks, but you chose to act like Romney is the first (controversial) Candidate to mention Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
I'm not a Romney supporter...but Mike is dead on.
The biggest problem being, of course, would be where to put the embassy. The old city is split into four quarters, the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. All four quarters are going to anger somebody...this is the reason none of the other presidents have moved the embassy from Tel Aviv.
Armenians are christian. It's a nationality, not a religion.
, that the Democrats on their own cannot elect the next President, nor can the Republicans. They need the Independent votes to win. Polls show that the matriojy of Independents are moderate. And want someone to govern from the center, not from the wings.Mitt Romney is that person. If the conservative base doesn't get their head out and think clearly, it will be to late.
If I'm not mistaken every Presidential candidate since George G.W .Bush and with possible exception of Obama promised to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. No news here.
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