Republicans woo Jewish voters by campaigning against Palestinians 29Jan12 January 29, 2012

The Palestinian Information Centre  -  28 January 2012

WASHINGTON, (PIC)– For Republican candidates seeking Jewish vote in the 2012 US presidential election, it is an open season to launch scathing attacks on the Palestinians and to show the Zionist side of their faces.

These candidates have been competing with one another in a cannibalistic way for months to take the most hard line position against the occupied people of Palestine.

In a TV talk show on Thursday, one of these candidates Mitt Romney, the most likely to represent his party in the election, said US president Barack Obama sacrificed Israel by his policies, while his party’s mate Newt Gingrich reiterated his racist slurs against the Palestinians and labeled them as an invented people.

Romney claimed that the presence of Hamas (a resistance movement founded in 1987 during the first intifada) and its supporters among the Palestinian leaders was the reason behind the absence of peace between the Palestinian and Israelis.

During a debate aired by US TV channels, Romney also said the [occupied] Palestinians teach their school children how to kill Jews, while the Hamas-Fatah speeches deny the Jewish people their right to statehood and call for destroying Israel.

He added that the Israelis would be happy to have a two-state solution, but the Palestinians reject this solution and want to eliminate the state of Israel.

In a related context, Spiegel Online, the online version of the German newspaper Der Spiegel, published a recent article describing the Republican candidates as a “club of liars, demagogues and ignoramuses.”

“The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates has shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The grand old party is ruining the entire country’s reputation,” the article stated.

“Welcome to the wonderful world of the US Republicans. Or rather, to the twisted world of what they call their presidential campaigns. For months now, they have been traipsing around the country with their traveling circus, from one debate to the next, one scandal to another, putting themselves forward for what’s still the most powerful job in the world,” it added.

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