Ahmadinejad mocks Romney over Israel trip

Romney said in Israel that he would “respect” Israel’s decision to defend itself and attack Iran over its nuclear weapons program. While Romney is not criticizing President Obama during his trip overseas, he has previously attacked Obama for not taking a strong enough stance toward Tehran.


On his trip, Romney said that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, something that most countries, including the United States, do not recognize. He also said he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Romney’s comments about Israel come as Republicans look to chip away in November at Jewish voters who typically lean Democratic.