NBC: Romney 'Sparked Outrage' With Israel Trip

In a news brief on Monday's NBC Today, anchor Natalie Morales touted how "Palestinian leaders are slamming Mitt Romney" for remarks he made during a "fundraising visit" to Israel: "Romney sparked outrage by suggesting that he would move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, calling it Israel's 'capital city.' Palestinian leaders say the comment is, quote, 'unacceptable.'"

Morales lectured: "All foreign embassies in Israel are located in Tel Aviv due to the ongoing controversy about the hotly contested status of Jerusalem." In a later news brief, Morales reiterated: "Romney's getting harsh criticism from Palestinian leaders for his comments about Jerusalem."

On Sunday, both the NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News hyped supposedly controversial comments from the Romney campaign in regards to support for Israel potentially attacking Iran's nuclear program. Anchor Brian Williams proclaimed: "And tonight, the Romney campaign is doing a little damage control on the subject of foreign policy, another lesson that the politics of the Middle East can be fraught for any American politician."


Here are the two July 30 news briefs from Morales:

7:13AM ET

NATALIE MORALES: Palestinian leaders are slamming Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney following his fundraising visit to Israel. Romney sparked outrage by suggesting that he would move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, calling it Israel's "capital city." Palestinian leaders say the comment is, quote, "unacceptable." All foreign embassies in Israel are located in Tel Aviv due to the ongoing controversy about the hotly contested status of Jerusalem. And today Romney arrives in Poland on the final leg of his overseas campaign trip.

9:05AM ET

NATALIE MORALES: Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney arrives in Poland this morning on the final leg of his overseas trip. This weekend in Israel, Romney took a stand against Iran, saying the U.S. should support Israeli military action against Iran. But Romney's getting harsh criticism from Palestinian leaders for his comments about Jerusalem.

Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst for MRC