Mitt Romney at fundraiser: ‘Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace’

September 18, 2012

Mitt Romney told a private audience of campaign donors in May that the Middle East peace process is “an unsolved problem” and likely unattainable because the Palestinian people have no interest in establishing peace with Israel. The Republican presidential candidate also blamed President Obama for “an extraordinarily naive perception” that some of the world’s most notorious dictators will sit down and talk to him about their differences.

New videos released early Tuesday by Mother Jones magazine show Romney responding to a question about how “the Palestinian problem” can be solved. The Republican presidential candidate replied by suggesting that “the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”

Read the complete story here and read excerpts of Romney's remarks at the fundraiser here

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