Report: GOP platform retains two-state solution in Israel
By Julian Pecquet - 08/21/12 03:16 PM EDT
Romney has sought to position himself as a greater friend of Israel than President Obama in a bid to attract support from American Jews, most of whom vote Democratic. On Monday, Romney running mate Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made one of his first forays into foreign policy by attacking Obama for officially calling for a two-state solution based on the borders prior to the 1967 war, even though any two-state solution is expected to largely follow those borders because most Palestinians live in territory Israel occupied after the war.
“When President Obama made the 1967 borders the precondition for the beginning of negotiations, it undercut our ally,” Ryan said at a campaign event in New Hampshire. “It made it harder for the peace process to move forward, and as a result we have no peace process.”