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Israelis mostly shrug as Romney comes to visit

By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / July 28, 2012
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Mitt Romney, trying to peel away Jewish support for Obama, is eager to cast himself as a far better friend of Israel than the current administration. Recent polling and interviews illustrate some dissatisfaction with Obama – from perceived snubs of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calls for freezing of settlements built in the Palestinian territories, and an unwillingness so far to visit the country as president. But to the extent that Romney’s foreign trip is a first date on the international stage, Israelis will be going in blind.

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