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Governor Mitt Romney spent the last two days and Israel is presently in Poland.
While he was in is really at a private dinner with the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife last evening.
But governor saying that Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel and insisting the United States -- a solemn duty and moral imperative.
To stand by Israel -- for -- develops nuclear weapons.
Your perspectives -- Regards to Iraq.
Its efforts should become a nuclear capable nations.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Follow Marvin counts of Fox's contributor former diplomatic correspondent -- -- or good morning news' good morning to bill.
Couple headlines from this he is taking this tough stance on Iran in this foreign policy speech one of his -- -- -- or suggested that.
The governor would back an Israeli strike over Iran nuclear capability.
How did this two day swing go for him.
I think that overall -- what he was tried to do was to say.
Nice night's Israeli government I am with you were five become president of the US it went very well.
And when you examine what it is that the governors said.
There is really nothing bill.
Nothing of any consequence.
That distinguishes him from what -- is the President Obama has said now for a couple of years and most pointedly at a recent speech of a packed in Washington.
But does that dismissed them his criticism of how the president's handled Iran.
Says suggesting that it was not being tough enough.
Romney of course has been saying that across the board.
All of foreign policy the president has not been tough enough he has an effect said anything but Obama's.
But when you take a close look or -- not that close a look at what it is that he is actually saying he would do.
With respect to Iran with respect to Syria.
Any of the major issues confronting the US today.
He is taking a very.
Center of the road position very close to what it is that President Obama has already laid out.
What when you analyze the current Israeli leadership and you know about the tension that Benjamin Netanyahu has had with President Obama.
Yes did despite did the similarity is that your argument here.
Is governor Romney.
Better suited to attract more Jewish American Jewish voters in November.
Well he certainly is make -- -- an effort to get Jewish voters evangelical voters.
Who are very much supportive of Israel yes but if you look down the record over many years -- The Democratic Party the democratic candidate has have been able to get roughly.
Of the Jewish vote the democratic and excuse me.
-- that the Republican has gotten that the Democrat has gotten 75 to 78% of the vote.
If the governor feels that he is going to -- -- -- that democratic position among.
Of people who would normally go for democratic candidate I think he's streaming.
The record is very clear you may be a bliss -- one or two points but not significantly.
-- Jay Carney was asked about this the whole idea of Tel Aviv vs Jerusalem and what's the proper capital through Israel and you know what does the American government the current administration supports.
The answers sort of -- -- listen to and I'll ask you about a specific focus.
Our position has not changed.
-- -- -- -- I don't know -- you know you.
Not much why she asked.
-- -- No we're not only able.
Is that clear to you.
-- this clear division is that for so many years now whether Democrat or -- Republican.
Running for office seeking the Jewish vote the evangelical vote what it is that you do is you say.
Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that is the way it's always going to be and that is because that is the Israeli position and you're seeking that kind of a voter.
However once in office.
Once in office.
That candidate has always switch positions.
And the American Embassy has always been located in Tel Aviv not in Jerusalem.
One more question here and President Obama has not been to Israel since he has been in the White House this.
What sort of impact does that have on American Jewish voters.
Well I think it raises a very definite question.
Because the question that I've heard many many times and I was if President Obama could go to Cairo.
In June of 2009.
And deliver a very major speech.
You know it's only a 3040 minute hop in his jet from Cairo to Jerusalem and he should have gone back in 2009 he chose not to do that.
I think he's living with the consequences of that now and everything that I -- down here in Washington is.
Reelect me and I'm going to be a Jerusalem the next thing it's that kind of both of consequence in conversation that you get.
-- normally you know I mean American diplomacy means if you're in the region you visit both places and that that has been the way it is gone for decades.
In this case I'm not.
-- third decade it's bill when you are a candidate.
But when you're president.
Many presidents democratic or Republican have not rush to Jerusalem once they're in office.
For example George W.
Bush was a great supporter of Israel -- boat went there are only once and it his second term not his first.
Point taken Marvin -- thank you at a wash okay books.
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