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


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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.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

About the Author: Shmuley Boteach, whom the Washington Post calls “the most famous rabbi in America,” is the founder of The World Values Network and the international bestselling author of 30 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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