RSS
Romney raises cash, offends in Israel
 
Mitt Romney's undisclosed tax returns have become a focal point for Democrats who see it as an Achilles heel for the GOP candidate.
Mitt Romney's undisclosed tax returns have become a focal point for Democrats who see it as an Achilles heel for the GOP candidate.
J.D. Pooley/Getty Images

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. 

 

THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER

Subscribe to the Week