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May he bless and protect the Nation of Israel

Reader comment on item: Romney's Remarkable Speech in Jerusalem

Submitted by Zion Square (United States), Jul 29, 2012 at 16:40

Any thoughts on the use of the 'Nation of Israel' as opposed to the 'State of Israel'? It would seem he's not asking to protect another country, but Jews worldwide.

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Good observation. Romney twice mentioned the "State of Israel" in his speech but ended with a blessing on the "Nation of Israel." I agree that that appears to be a subtle way to call for the protection of Jews worldwide.

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