Mitt Romney to Have Post-Tisha B’Av Meal in Yerushalayim With the Netanyahus

Friday July 13, 2012 3:19 PM - 5 Comments

romney-netanyahuThe Weekly Standard has confirmed reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to be in Israel on Sunday, July 29, the fast day of Tisha B’Av.

During discussions about the trip over the last month, advisers to Romney and Israeli prime minister Bibi Netanyahu discussed the appropriateness of a Romney visit to Israel on this date. But Netanyahu,  The Weekly Standard has confirmed from top aides in Yerushalayim and Boston, encouraged Romney to be in Yerushalayim on this solemn day, one that recalls the tragedies of Jewish history and calls to mind current threats to the Jewish people.

Indeed,  The Weekly Standard reports that Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu have invited the Romneys to join them for the traditional meal breaking the fast following sundown after Tisha B’Av. This gesture suggests that what may have started out as a routine candidate touchdown in Israel has become a more serious and significant moment for both Netanyahu and Romney.


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5 Responses to “Mitt Romney to Have Post-Tisha B’Av Meal in Yerushalayim With the Netanyahus”

1. Comment from Anonymous
Time July 13, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Now the romney’s can charge 60,000 a plate for breakfast

2. Comment from MM Nofshoch
Time July 13, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Bagels and lox, maybe some hot soup?

3. Comment from Hungry
Time July 13, 2012 at 6:11 PM

What are they serving? Can I come over? I’ll assume the food will be Kosher.

4. Comment from huvs
Time July 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM

This was a good change of plan. I’m glad his campaign (and the candidate) show sensitivity to this significant day. A good start.

5. Comment from beethoven’s friend
Time July 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Gaining a day of mourning in perpetuation but losing the dice to the hammock of the impure and inappropriate. I might be sick. Please keep doctors at hand.

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