As many may already have heard, Mitt Romney’s first international tour as presidential nominee did not go smoothly. Of particular note was his comment on Israel’s success being, in part, due to its culture.
This statement was obviously meant as a compliment, not a back-handed jab at the Palestinian people. All he was saying was that the Israeli people are doing well because their culture is strongly conservative when it comes to money. There is no ill will meant at others, Mitt was just saying that he appreciated how well Israel has haggled for its defense technology and how they account their tax policies.
Maybe Israel could even settle down its foreign affairs and start a nice, mutually beneficial trade relationship with another young country. You know, those recently independent Eastern European countries are a really nice people.