Let’s be honest: based on past experience, the chances that Mitt Romney would move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if he were president, or that he would even continue calling Jerusalem the capital of Israel, are slim. Yes, President Reagan did not bother to visit Israel, and President George Bush only did so in his second term. But even candidate Barack Obama said at his AIPAC speech in June 2008 that “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”
Luckily for the campaigns, however, the public has a short memory, and the Romney campaign, which until now pretty much outsourced attacks against Obama’s Israel policy to the Republican Jewish Coalition, is now taking full advantage of this, with a new campaign ad titled “Cherished relationship.”
“Who Shares Your Values?” the narrator asks. “As President, Barack Obama has never visited Israel and refuses to recognize Jerusalem as its capital.”
“Mitt Romney will be a different kind of president—a strong leader who stands by our allies. He knows America holds a deep and cherished relationship with Israel,” the ad promises.
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