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Romney’s bid for Israel

Mitt Romney's rhetoric on Israel isn't only unfair—it's just plain wrong

By Liam Hoare  

It is far too easily forgotten that, in 1992, Bill Clinton ran against George HW Bush from the right on Israel. Bush had opposed a $10bn loan guarantee programme for Israel on the basis that the money could be used to further continue settlement construction in the West Bank and Gaza, which peaked at 7,750 new homes per annum by the end of the hardline Shamir administration. Clinton criticised the need to link…

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