Romney on Palestinian-Israeli conflict: ‘This is going to remain an unsolved problem’

“I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard [i.e. the peace process]. One is the one which I’ve had for … Continued

“I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard [i.e. the peace process]. One is the one which I’ve had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish. [...] I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say, “There’s just no way.” And so what you do is you say, “You move things along the best way you can.” You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem.”

Statements Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said at a May fundraiser about the prospective of establishing peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.

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In this Sept. 17, 2012, photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters in Costa Mesa, Calif. Romney’s remarks disparaging 47 percent of Americans are the latest in a string of poorly chosen words that play into Democrats’ portrayal of him as out of touch.

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