You Just Knew Romney's Israel Trip Would Endure A Londonesque Gaffe
Here's what happened. Romney told the Israelis that all options were on the table. They thought he was referring to Iran, but he meant out-doing his London Olympics gaffes.
And there it is: his big dollar fund-raising dinner canceled because his campaign's goofmeisters scheduled it on a Jewish fasting holiday.
However, his [Sic] Romney's gaffe-prone world tour was not without error in Israel as it was revealed he was forced to cancel a high-price dinner fundraiser in the nation because it was scheduled for a Jewish day of fasting.
The cultural misstep followed a disastrous trip to Britain, where he insinuated that London was not ready for the Olympic games -- receiving cutting rebukes from Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson...
The Republican presidential candidate originally had planned a $50,000-a-plate dinner in Israel for Sunday night -- even though today is also Tisha B'Av, a Jewish day to mourn the victim and the Holocaust and the destruction of first and second Temple of Jerusalem.You can't make this stuff up.
It is traditionally a day of fast when restaurants in Israel are closed by law.
The Huffington Post reports that Romney's campaign knew the significance of the date, but planned the fundraiser anyway, hoping a 'small meeting but a big fundraiser' wouldn't offend his Israeli supporters.
'Dietary laws will be observed. Refreshments will not be served until after the fast,' read the invitation to the event.
The campaign, however, didn't expect a backlash from Israelis, who were upset that the former Massachusetts governor planned to raise money during the solemn occasion.
Holy: Tisha B'Av was originally meant to mourn the destruction of the first and second Temple of Jerusalem, though it has also become a day to mourn the victims of the Holocaust
Presidential what: TIMBERRRR!
Mitt's world view ends at the tip of Mitt's nose.
Three gaffes. What he said about Jewish and Palestinian people, the fundraiser, and the capital/embassy issue. He's the Three Stooges rolled into one!
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