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        10/1/2012, Tishrei 15, 5773

      Romney: Obama Bad for U.S. and Israel


      In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned Monday that U.S. President Barack Obama was bad for Israel - claiming the president damaged Israel's security standing, and had discredited the U.S. as a power in the Middle East and promised that he could do better.

      In the article, titled "A New Course for the Middle East,” Romney says that despite his early claims that he would enhance the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, Obama has not missed any chances to damage that relationship. Obama, the article said, had “downgraded Israel from being our 'closest ally' in the Middle East to being only 'one of our closest allies.'” That was a clear message to Israel – and its enemies – Romney wrote, showing that Obama was willing to sacrifice Israel if it was required.