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Mitt Romney has enraged Palestinians by saying a better "culture" explains Israel's economic dominance in the latest remark ...
on his overseas tour that critics are calling a gaffe. (July 30)
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(Location: White House - July 30, 2012)(Source: AP)(VO: Romney at Wailing Wall)(Voice-over)VISITING TO ISRAEL, MITT ROMNEY SOUGHT TO VOICE STAUNCH SUPPORT.(SOT/Mitt Romney, GOP presidential candidate)"A free and strong America will always stand with a free and strong Israel."(VO: More B-roll Romney in Israel)(Voice-over)BUT WHAT HE'S ALSO DONE IS INFURIATE PALESTINIANS IN WHAT CRITICS ARE CALLING ANOTHER GAFFE.(VO: Cutaways from Romney speech)AT A FUNDRAISER, HE ASSERTED ISRAEL'S PROSPERED MORE THAN THE PALESTINIANS IN PART BECAUSE OF A SUPERIOR "CULTURE."(VO: To Erekat)PALESTINIANS CALLED THAT BIGOTRY.(SOT/Saeb Erekat, spokesman, Palestinian authority - from APTN Poland Mideast Romney - dateline RAMALLAH, West Bank)"Look, Palestinians and Israelis may be in a conflict. But Palestinians and Israelis are people, equal. Such racist statements do not serve those who are trying to protect and save lives in this region."(VO: Romney walking in London)(Voice-over)ROMNEY'S SWING THROUGH BRITAIN, ISRAEL AND POLAND WAS SUPPOSED TO BURNISH HIS FOREIGN POLICY CREDENTIALS.(VO: Romney meeting with Cameron)(Voice-over)BUT HE'D HARDLY BEGUN WHEN HE ENRAGED THE BRITISH BY DOUBTING THEIR READINESS FOR THE OLYMPICS.(SOT/Boris Johnson, London mayor)"I hear there's a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we're ready. He wants to know whether we're ready. Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes we are!"(VO: London papers headlines, then WH briefing)(Voice-over)THE BRITISH PRESS HAD A FIELD DAY WITH ROMNEY, AND WHILE HE SUFFERED, THE WHITE HOUSE GLEEFULLY TWISTED THE KNIFE, SAYING PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD NO DOUBTS.(SOT/Jay Carney, White House press secretary)"He has the utmost confidence in our close friend and ally, the United Kingdom, as they finalize preparations to host the London Olympics."(VO: President Obama campaign handshaking B-roll)(Voice-over)HOW IMPORTANT ARE THESE MISCUES IN A CAMPAIGN THAT'S OVERWHELMINGLY ABOUT THE ECONOMY? THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN.(VO: Romney handshaking or walking in Israel)(Voice-over)HOWEVER, AN OVERSEAS TOUR DESIGNED AS ROMNEY'S ASSURED DEBUT ON THE WORLD STAGE HAS MANAGED TO RAISE FRESH QUESTIONS.MARK SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE WHITE HOUSE(****END****) VIDEO PRODUCER: Nicole Grether---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP; pool video-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: Donna Starddard----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: none----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): none--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: MARK SMITH