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  9/18/2012, Tishrei 2, 5773

Romney: Israel-PA Peace Virtually Impossible


Peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is virtually impossible, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney is seen saying in a new video. In the video, leaked by the Mother Jones website, Romney states that “the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace.”
The ultimate problem, he says, is that “the Iranians would want to do through the West Bank exactly what they did through Lebanon, what they did near Gaza.” If Israel were to attempt to stop Iran from arming terrorists in the area by patrolling the border or attempting to monitor airport traffic, he warned, “the Palestinians are gonna say, ‘We’re not an independent nation if Israel is able to come in and tell us what can land in our airport.’”