Romney, Netanyahu Friendship Goes Back 36 Years
Although their backgrounds are quite different, Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s paths have crossed quite a bit over the last 30 years.
The two first met as consultants for the Boston Consulting Group, where they were said to bond over their shared view of the world. Since then, the two have continued their relationship, even sharing political advice. According to the New York Times, when Romney became governor of Massachusetts, Netanyahu offered advice on how to shrink the government; Netanyahu reportedly also called Romney on Super Tuesday to brief him on the situation in Iran.
“We can almost speak in shorthand,” Romney said. “We share common experiences and have a perspective and underpinning which is similar.”