Daily Israel Report

Romney Explains Dangers of a Palestinian State Alongside Israel

Why say no to a Palestinian State west of the Jordan River? Ask Romney and look at the map.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 9/19/2012, 7:05 AM

In a just released video, Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stated, in a private fundraiser, what he saw as the dangers of a West Bank Palestinian State.

"What the border would be?" asked Romney. "Maybe seven miles from Tel Aviv to what would be the West Bank.

"The other side of the West Bank, the other side of what would be this new Palestinian state would either be Syria at one point, or Jordan.

"And of course the Iranians would want to do through the West Bank exactly what they did through Lebanon, what they did near Gaza, which is that the Iranians would want to bring missiles and armament into the West Bank and potentially threaten Israel.

"So Israel of course would have to say, ‘That can't happen. We've got to keep the Iranians from bringing weaponry into the West Bank.’”

The graphic illustrating this article, by Att'y Mark Langfan, illustrates Romney's point.



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