White House: The Capital of Israel Is…?


White House press secretary Jay Carney is asked by a reporter what is the capital of Israel and Carney doesn’t seem to have a position on that subject. I didn’t know it required a position to simply state what city is the capital of a nation.

Reporter: What city does this Administration consider to be the capital of Israel? Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

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Jay Carney, White House press secretary: Um… I haven’t had that question in a while. Our position has not changed. Can we, uh…

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Reporter: What is the capital [of Israel]?

Jay Carney: You know our position.

Reporter: I don’t.

Lester Kinsolving, World Net Daily: No, no. She doesn’t know, that’s why she asked.

Carney: She does know.

Reporter: I don’t.

Kinsolving: She does not know. She just said that she does not know. I don’t know.

Carney: We have long, lets not call on…

Kinsolving: Tel Aviv or Jerusalem?

Carney: You know the answer to that.

Kinsolving: I don’t know the answer. We don’t know the answer. Could you just give us an answer? What do you recognize? What does the administration recognize?

Carney: Our position has not changed.

Kinsolving: What position?

Carney then moved on to another question.

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