Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Romney: Lay Off 'Settlements'; It's A 'Private' Issue


It's a private manner that should not give Israel's enemies cause to use other means (i.e., violence and terror I presume)

From CNN:

The sensitive issue of Israeli settlement construction in the Palestinian West Bank is something that should be "discussed in private," Mitt Romney said in an interview with CNN Monday.

"I believe that the issue of settlements is something which should be discussed in private by the American president and our allies," Romney told Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room." "When we show diplomatic distance between ourselves and our ally, I think we encourage people who oppose that relationship to seek other means to achieve their ends."




...a theological dimension to his support of Israel. Along with American evangelicals, Mormons like Romney have long been hawkish on the Jewish state, as well as frequent visitors to the Holy Land, making pilgrimages to sites like the Western Wall, Mount of Olives, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Mormons share with many Christians and Jews a belief that Israel is an integral part of their own biblical-era past and humanity’s inevitable apocalyptic future. But it’s precisely their theological and social differences from other religions that require Mormons, including Romney, to negotiate a number of pitfalls whenever they are in Israel...Matthew Bowman, author of The Mormon People, explains that church historian and Mormon president “Joseph Fielding Smith adopt[ed] a somewhat Scofield-esque interpretation—the restoration of the state of Israel is a necessary predicate for the Second Coming.” But more recently, says Bowman, Mormon end-times rhetoric has become less explicit, “largely reduced to moralism… [that] the world is growing increasingly sinful.” 



Anonymous said...

It's hamas, alqada, and the muslim brotherhood you need to fear. Not Mormons. Romny is in a sense a neophyt on the political scene but his heart is in the right place. Mormons ride their bikes around and knock on your door and invite you to their church and you can make the descision as to whether you want to join or not. Islam will cut your head off if you reject them. Big difference. You Israelis should stop nit picking him because with the world situation as it is he is your last hope. He was not schooled in a masque and taught at an early age that Israel should be wiped of the map and that jews are monkeys and dogs. He has no Islamic vendetta against your nation and if you reject him you will be served something on a platter that is going to give you extreme indigestion. Your not going to be dealing with theological dimensions, your going to be dodging hellfire missles and bullets, will you find the time to nitpick Romney then?

Anonymous said...

Someone should tell Mitt to see a hairstylist or he will lose the election over grecian formula 9. Michelle probably spends a million dollars on hairstylists a year, how can he compete with that. MITT GO TO A HAIRSTYLIST!!!! Beck if your listening get him and drive him to yours.