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  4/9/2012, Nisan 17, 5772

Gingrich Acknowledges Romney as Republican Winner


Former Speaker Newt Gingrich of the United States Congress acknowledged, Sunday, that Mitt Romney "is far and away the most likely" Republican nominee for president. Interviewed by Fox News, he said that he would fight to the end, but if Romney wins the nomination, he will do "everything I can" to support him for the presidency. The former Georgia representative said, "We are absolutely committed to defeating Barack Obama. I will work as hard for (Romney) as I would for myself."

Among Gingrich's campaign promises were to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as one of his first presidential acts and to free Jonathan Pollard. He said he would appoint John Bolton as secretary of state and that his first trip abroad would be to Israel, a sentiment shared by Romney.