Defense & National Security

Actually, Romney has visited Yad Vashem

Actually, Romney has visited Yad Vashem

At one point during Monday night’s presidential debate, President Barack Obama, in an effort to deflect criticism aimed at his dreadful record on Israel, tried to belittle Mitt Romney by letting everyone know he had visited to the Holocaust Museum in Israel.

If we’re going to talk about trips that we’ve taken when I was a candidate for office, first trip I took was to visit our troops. And when I went to Israel as a candidate, I didn’t take donors. I didn’t attend fundraisers. I went to Yad Beshef, the Holocaust museum there, to remind myself the nature of evil and why our bond with Israel will be unbreakable…

A cheap shot. Visiting Yad Vashem, of course, means little if you don’t support a united Jerusalem or look to create daylight between the United States and Israel. Moreover, any undecided voter listening to Obama puff himself up may also have been under the impression that Romney had never visited Yad Vashem as a candidate. Untrue.

Below are some pictures of Mitt Romney visiting the Holocaust Museum during a trip to Israel sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition in 2007. Romney, no doubt, was also reminded about the nature of evil and why our nation’s bond with Israel will be unbreakable. The only difference is Romney’s views truly reflect those lessons.

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