Basically, Romney is right. When Israel was first formed in the 40's, the country was basically a desert wasteland. Israel turned it into a vibrant, agricultural land with hard work and the blood, sweat and tears of its citizens. At the same time, the Palestinians, who had been offered a portion of the land for their "country", refused to accept it and have engaged in constant warfare against the Israelis ever since. If the Palestinans expended the same amount of money, effort and care to improve the lot of its citizens as they do in building bombs, rockets and schools that concentrate their "education" to teach their children to hate, they'd be much further ahead and far less likely to engage in hateful mayhem.