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Israel - Romney to Host $60,000-A-Plate Fundraiser In Jerusalem on 'Tisha B'Av'

Published on: July 11, 2012 07:33 AM
By: Exclusive Jerusalem Post
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In this March 6, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is displayed on screen as he speaks before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), via satellite in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)In this March 6, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is displayed on screen as he speaks before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), via satellite in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Israel - Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will host a fundraising event in Jerusalem at $60,000 or more per plate on July 29, The Jerusalem Post learned on Wednesday.

Delegates are set to fly in from the US for the event, which a Republican source said would be “a small meeting, but a big fundraiser.”

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Immediately after the fundraising meeting, Romney will host a conference in Jerusalem, where he will lay out his Middle East policy.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 07:58 AM DRE53 Says:

The US sends billions to israel each year and then the presidential candidate goes to israel to get the money back. Am I missing something?

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 08:14 AM Materetsky Says:

Reply to #1  
DRE53 Says:

The US sends billions to israel each year and then the presidential candidate goes to israel to get the money back. Am I missing something?

I think its for Americans, not Israelis. Its just in Israel. Bh,, because its on Tisha baav... It says delegates will be flying in.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 08:28 AM Ben Says:

But this is very wrong timing from their part and in the wrong location for a day like this>

shame on them

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 08:42 AM elliott Says:

Maybe it will be after sunset.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 08:48 AM ALTERG Says:

Reply to #3  
Ben Says:

But this is very wrong timing from their part and in the wrong location for a day like this>

shame on them

Not a sham on mitt romny, the sham is on the isrealy's who attending if he wouldn't have people to attend he wouldn't come, get in mind already "isreal is not a jewish state" 65% of her residents are not observing the torah not observing shabbos ewating chumtz in passover

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 08:53 AM shimonyehuda Says:

they save money no catering necessary

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 09:02 AM Zeidy Says:

That's on ט׳ באב he is gona come here and make a big party on ט׳ באב

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 09:12 AM Anonymous Says:

tisha b'Av this year is on Shabbos

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 09:37 AM Materetsky Says:

Goyim are allowed to have a fundraiser on this day. With food.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 09:09 AM not_suprised Says:

Reply to #3  
Ben Says:

But this is very wrong timing from their part and in the wrong location for a day like this>

shame on them

No "shame on them". Tisha b'Av has got to be among the most obscure of our noted days. They very likely planned this with Israeli help. Whoever on the Israeli side had the responsibility to clear/confirm dates to Romney's campaign either really was unaware or probably took a sick pride in confirming that specific date.
So if anything shame on the chiloni who helped plan this.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 09:13 AM Butterfly Says:

Who is he planning to invite and who is NOT going to attend? The NOTS is a better answer!! He is beginning to show is colors!! Flip flop!!

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 09:32 AM anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Zeidy Says:

That's on ט׳ באב he is gona come here and make a big party on ט׳ באב

On Tisha b'Av there were other calamities besides chorbin bais hamikdosh. This is your savior ylou will vote for and a Jewish sleazy gambling mogul vows 100 million dollar towards his reelection this reflects chorbin bais yisroel

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 09:59 AM Yonason_Herschlag Says:

Mitt is in dire need of a sensible Jewish advisor that knows some basic halacha.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM Clown Says:

If you give up choc cake, they may let you in for only 55,000.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM MidwesternGuy Says:

Well, hopefully we'll all be eating fleishigs this year anyway. All together. And articles like this won't mean anything.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM LiberalismIsADisease Says:

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anonymous Says:

On Tisha b'Av there were other calamities besides chorbin bais hamikdosh. This is your savior ylou will vote for and a Jewish sleazy gambling mogul vows 100 million dollar towards his reelection this reflects chorbin bais yisroel

What is your point?! Would you rather have another 4 years of OblameO? CHAS V'SHOLOM!!! Obama is so bad that he makes Jimmy Carter look like a great president.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM PchaFresser Says:

60,000 a plate for an empty plate!

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM yaakov doe Says:

If I don't eat because of the tainis will Mit give me a discount?

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM Nilhouse Says:

Could it be that this is the true Seudas Moshiach? I hope so.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM Kzler Says:

WWI started on tisha b'av and the final; solution or Endloesung started on Tisha b'av in 1942 with the deportation of Jews from Warsaw to Treblinka. Put the blame on the "tzionym" or chilonim but your Republican savior will find grace in some of you too.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM Butterfly Says:

This is very poor taste!! Goes to show you what they really think of us!!

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM kehati Says:

Reply to #5  
ALTERG Says:

Not a sham on mitt romny, the sham is on the isrealy's who attending if he wouldn't have people to attend he wouldn't come, get in mind already "isreal is not a jewish state" 65% of her residents are not observing the torah not observing shabbos ewating chumtz in passover

Halavai that 35% of US Jews would observe the Torah and not eat chametz on Pesach. What is the real number in the US of Shomer Shabbos Jews ?- probably no more that 10-12%!

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 01:06 PM pro Romney Says:

Btw, July 29th is on Sunday the nidcha of Tisha B'av. This dinner will take place in the eve when the fast is over. We will be allowed to do everything then from laundry to music since it'll be the 11th of AV.
so there is no problem.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 04:01 PM Facts1 Says:

Shame on the Romney(/Bloomberg) ticket.

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 Jul 11, 2012 at 06:59 PM Butterfly Says:

Remember the Bais Hamikdash was still burning on 10 Av. Could he not have waited? A little respect?????? I thought he wanted the Jewish vote??

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