Charles G. Cogan on Mitt Romney and Israel

Romney, the ‘Hand of Providence,’ and Israel
The Huffington Post
August 8, 2012
Commentary by: Charles G. Cogan, International Security Program associate
Topic: Mitt Romney and Israel

“Culture is an elusive and elastic concept. It can lead outside observers, who may not know much about the region, to make missteps when they venture there. Mitt Romney, apart from having recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in contradiction with U.S. official policy that does not — pending negotiations between the parties — has held that culture is the reason that the Israelis are so much more developed economically than their neighbors across the Jordan River, the Palestinians. …”

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