web analytics
January 29, 2015 / 9 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


MITT MAKES RIGHT

PLO’s Erekat Condemns Romney Remarks on Palestine

Head of PLO's negotiating team Saeb Erekat.

Head of PLO's negotiating team Saeb Erekat.
Photo Credit: Abir Sultan/Flash 90

PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Wednesday that U.S. Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s accusations against the Palestinian Authority were “unacceptable” and harmful to peace, Ma’an reports.

“It is unreasonable to say that Palestinians do not want peace; these words are not acceptable at all,” Erekat said in a statement responding to a leaked video in which Romney dismisses Palestinian hopes for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“The Palestinian community needs peace the most as peace means freedom and independence for us. If the peace process is killed, the Palestinians’ suffering will continue,” Erekat said.

Earlier, Nimer Hammad, an adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said Romney’s remarks were political pandering for Jewish votes.

In the video, published by American magazine Mother Jones on Tuesday, Romney is seen telling donors that Palestinians have no interest in peace and are committed to the destruction of Israel.

“And I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say, ‘There’s just no way,’” Romney said.

The clip was shot at the luxurious home of Marc Leder, a private equity executive, in Boca Raton, Florida.

Romney held a Monday night news conference in California to try to contain the damage but did not back away from the remarks about Obama supporters that have drawn sharp criticism from Obama’s camp and even some Republican allies.

“It’s not elegantly stated, let me put it that way,” Romney said. “I’m speaking off the cuff in response to a question.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney suggested Romney behaved in an “unpresidential” manner.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “PLO’s Erekat Condemns Romney Remarks on Palestine”

  1. Tim Upham says:

    Sounds as though Governor Romney envisions a foreign policy based on laziness.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Hezbollah rocket headed for Haifa in the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
Israel Won’t Go to War against Hezbollah because It Can’t Win [video]
Latest News Stories
Hezbollah rocket headed for Haifa in the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

“Not wanting to stir things up in the north” means “Yes, we could bomb them to kingdom come, but. no, we won’t.”

US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki.

The US condemns Hezbollah’s attack on “IDF forces” but never mentions civilians or terror. Why not?

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.

Canada comes out in strong support of Israel as it faces another threat from Iranian Mideast proxy, Hezbollah.

Manot Skulls 1

Professor Israel Hershkovitz (above) of the David-Manot Cave project compares a Neanderthal skull (L) and a Homo Sapiens skull (R), outside the excavation cave in Manot, Western Galilee in Northern Israel, on January 28, 2015. Archaeologists discovered a 55,000-year-old human skull in the Manot cave, which is the earliest fossilized evidence of an anatomically modern human […]

Five IDF soldiers are in Ziv Hospital in Tzefat…

9:31pm The Mt. Hermon ski resort on the Golan Heights will be open for business tomorrow morning — having receiving permission from the IDF. 8:03pm Channel 2 reports that Hezbollah terror cell was located 5 kilometers from Israel, and not within Israel as originally thought.Soldiers in 2nd vehicle were saved after they jumped out of […]

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday night that “whoever is behind today’s attack will pay the full price.”

The Gazans are protesting the freeze in the money transfer from the UN for rehabilitating their region.

Rivlin returning early to Israel from US trip due to situation in northern Israel.

The soldiers were part of an IDF convoy that was using a civilian road, one that hundreds of civilians use on a daily basis.

The GOC Northern Command declares Israel’s northern border with Syria in the Golan Heights to be a closed military zone.

The names of the IDF soldiers killed by Hezbollah at Mount Dov on Wednesday have been released for publication.

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters celebrate IDF deaths Wednesday by giving sweets to motorists.

Two IDF soldiers were killed by Iranian-backed Hezbollah in the most serious attack on Israel since the start of Syria’s civil war.

Soldiers hit in missile attack were patrolling in non-armored jeeps.

More Articles from Jacob Edelist
F130210FFMS04

“Over-exposure of security and intelligence activities may seriously harm state security.”

Handle of a footed marble basin decorated with Seilenoi heads, the 1st century BCE.

Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.

“We expect continued firing of hundreds of rockets in the coming days.”

The plan is to stagger their recruitment, to allow IDF manpower officials to study the process.

Hamas called the meeting to try and avoid further casualties.

Some of the supervised, ‘bug-free,’ leafy vegetable growers are using higher levels of pesticides than allowed by Health Ministry standards.

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Sunday that Iran has in its possession UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) which are far more advanced than the one which the Hezbollah recently sent into Israel.

Last Sunday, Netanyahu told Likud ministers he plans on adopting part of the report without relating to broad legal interpretations, to avoid international criticism. Still, the proposal will add legal flexibility and remove bureaucratic obstacles, making Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria considerably easier.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/plos-erekat-condemns-romney-remarks-on-palestine/2012/09/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: