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The culture of success and failure

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Commentary‘s Jonathan Tobin weighs in on the controversey surrounding Mitt Romney’s comments about Palestinian culture:

Romney is said to have disgraced himself by saying that if you want to understand the stark contrast between the success of Israel and the failure of the Palestinians, “Culture makes all the difference.” It was to be expected that the Palestinian Authority (PA) would attack him. But the American mainstream media has been almost as scathing in describing it as an “insult.”

While political observers will rightly put this down as just one among scores of minor skirmishes in a long presidential campaign that won’t have much impact on the final outcome, the controversy is actually quite significant in terms of what it reveals about American attitudes toward the Middle East

Author: Stand For Israel | August 7, 2012
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