In Israel Monday, Mitt Romney courted wealthy Jewish donors and told them that their culture was one of the reasons they have been more successful than their Palestinian counterparts. Palestinian leaders were incensed by the comments, calling them racist and out of touch. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund have repeatedly said that the Palestinian economy is severely hampered by Israeli restrictions. Romney has also angered Palestinians by saying that Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv, is the true capital of Israel.
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