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A Democratic Chorus of ‘No’ Rejects Mention of Jerusalem in Platform

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meeting with Israeli's thenForeign Minister Tzipi Livni  in Jerusalem, June 15, 2008

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meeting with Israeli's thenForeign Minister Tzipi Livni in Jerusalem, June 15, 2008
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“For me, the Jew that I am, Jerusalem is above politics… Its presence in Jewish history is overwhelming. There is no more moving prayer in Jewish history than the one expressing our yearning to return to Jerusalem. To many theologians, it IS Jewish history, to many poets, a source of inspiration. It belongs to the Jewish people and is much more than a city, it is what binds one Jew to another in a way that remains hard to explain. When a Jew visits Jerusalem for the first time, it is not the first time; it is a homecoming. The first song I heard was my mother’s lullaby about and for Jerusalem. Its sadness and its joy are part of our collective memory.”

It’s time for Republicans, Democrats, and all Americans to come together to declare Jerusalem Israel’s eternal, undivided capital and for the greatest country on earth, the beacon of freedom and democracy to the world, the United States of America, to move its embassy to Jerusalem and end this nonsense once and for all.

About the Author: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi” whom the Washington Post calls “the most famous Rabbi in America,” is the international best-selling author of 29 books, including The Fed-up Man of Faith: Challenging God in the Face of Tragedy and Suffering. Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.


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19 Responses to “A Democratic Chorus of ‘No’ Rejects Mention of Jerusalem in Platform”

  1. The Siwss avalanche is growin, as number of pilled leaders. Yesterday, it was Swiss President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf visited by Israeli Long Knifes. While authorities are denning it, she failed to reappear, maybe beacuse of her new gray eyes or wall in ear.

    Today among others I saw walled replacement of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė and close friend of Bolivian President Evo Morales.

    In meantime officials found a body of French President Francisco Hollande and are preparing his funeral. Suggesting at same time Ms. Sienkiewicz will be handed in my hands, as was in case of my uncle Jozef Pilsudski. She would be not refused but if it comes to the nation and the kingdom, the Lord did not changed even by yota.

    More: http://tautur.tumblr.com/post/30987649050

  2. I believe political correctness in the Democratic Party intentionally omitted both God and Jerusalem from the party platform.

    J-Street has won over many to their point of view that the omission was a good thing.

    The Organized Jewish community is not willing to draw clear lines about what constitutes support for Israel.

    In this election Jews have no choice but to vote Republican as I will.

    Maybe there could be some way to make it clear to the Democratic Party, that the Jewish vote is not automatically theirs, and they could make a new alliance with.
    Jews that care about other Jews.

  3. Merrilee Slaton says:

    I am not only ashamed of the Democratic Party but our country as a whole for the way we have abandoned Israel. We have always supported Israel and I know the day we stopped as a nation supporting them is the day our country started to die.

  4. Keith James says:

    Boteach, your a FOOL!

  5. Ethan Perks says:

    I believe most Jews will vote for Obama against their own interests.

  6. Ethan Perks says:

    Jean; IMHO I think this was a deliberate effort to appeal to Muslim voters who hate Israel and don't recognize G-d if not called Allah. And since most Jews will blindly vote Democrat, why not?

  7. Ethan Perks says:

    He's an idealist. You are the fool.

  8. Mark L. Shane says:

    why worry or need the votes or afirmations of others? we know where our capital is and that's all that matters; the IDF will do the rest.

  9. Yes I think you are right.

    Since this article was written, the DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has said that the omission of Jerusalem was just a

    technical oversight. She has been caught in several bold faced lies, and I am trying to spread the word that she just made another whopper.

    In Al Jazeera, an Arab-American women says that she and her Arab friends lobbied to take Jerusalem out.

    Schultz is a Florida Congresswoman, all Jews and all Floridians should consider that the Democratic Party has become an ugly spectacle of intolerance, political correctness, lies, and most of all it is a joke of incompetence.

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