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Bush's speech to the Knesset

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jul 29, 2012 at 17:54

I seem to recall tearing up and feeling very emotional during several of George W Bush's speeches before the Knesset and in Jerusalem. Bush did a masterful job of recounting the history and its importance and the effects of 911 were more present then. Romney is clearly on the same tack, but the truth is unfortunately that they are all politicians, and for all of GWB's great prose, he did nothing to move the ball forward with the status of Jerusalem. BHO is getting bogged down with his obvious refusal to even call Jerusalem the capital of Israel. I cannot think of another instance where one country's leader has refused to acknowledge another country's clearly stated capital. So many things about the Israel-Pal issue are unprecedented and unprecedentedly ugly.

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Yes, GWB's May 15, 2008 speech (text available athttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB121083798995894943.html) was also emotionally warm and even ended with "May God bless Israel."

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