Romney ad raps Obama for not visiting Israel

A Mitt Romney campaign ad criticizes President Barack Obama for not visiting Israel during his presidency and refusing to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

The 30-second television ad rolled out Aug. 5, and features Romney at the Western Wall, as well as American and Israeli flags. It is titled “Cherished Values” and begins with the question, “Who shares your values?”

“As president, Barack Obama has never visited Israel and refuses to recognize Jerusalem as its capital,” says the ad for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “Mitt Romney will be a different kind of president — a strong leader who stands by our allies. He knows America holds a deep and cherished relationship with Israel.”

Obama visited Israel during the 2008 campaign. President George W. Bush did not visit Israel until his second term. — jta