Mitt Romney’s planned visit to Israel on the fast day mourning the destruction of the Holy Temples shows his understanding of threats to Israel, says his campaign adviser.
“What better way for the Governor to understand the opportunities and the threats to Israel than to be there on a day when the people of Israel and Jews around the world*commemorate and mourn the destruction of the Temple and of Jerusalem twice in their history," Dan Senor wrote in an email after the Weekly Standard revealed the date of his planned visit, July 29.
The fast day of the Ninth of Av is observed by Jews around the world, including many of those who are not observant. All public restaurants and places of entertainment are shut down in Israel during the 25-hour fast, from sundown July 28 until after dark the following day. *