Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mitt Romney at the Western Wall

Today, Mitt Romney paid a visit to the Western Wall - during the fast day of Tisha B'Av, commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temples, and the exile of the Jewish people from their land. Hundreds of people surrounded him and welcomed him, while a few jeered at him. What a cheap trick on his part. Tisha B'Av is a day of mourning, not a day for him to get a photo-op at the Wall and disrupt the prayers there. The photo here shows him accompanied by his security detail.

As Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
The Western Wall "is also, on this particular Tisha b'Av, the location of a very important photo opportunity for an American presidential candidate. 
How vulgar is this? 

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