Few Jewish organizations publicly complained, but the groups lobbied behind the scenes. Once the language was changed, AIPAC, the Anti-Defamation League and the Orthodox Union quickly praised the DNC.

“We welcome reinstatement to the Democratic platform of the language affirming Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” AIPAC said in a statement. Of both the Republican and Democratic platforms, the statement said: “Together, these party platforms reflect strong bipartisan support for the US-Israel relationship.

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The inclusion of the line about Jerusalem remaining “undivided” actually allowed Democrats to trump Republicans, who removed that word from their own 2012 platform language on Israel and Jerusalem. The RNC did not return requests for comment on why the word was removed.

The Republican Jewish Coalition said Wednesday that it would run ads in Jewish newspapers in swing states noting the omissions; it was not clear if the ads would run now that the language was amended

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, who led a training session for elected Jewish Democrats at the Democratic convention, countered that the Democrats should run their own ad noting that the Democratic platform explicitly threatens the use of military force against Iran should it obtain a nuclear weapon, while the Republican platform is less specific, referring only to “all options.”

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4 COMMENTS

  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. “The president directly intervened to make sure this amendment happened,” he said."

    Are we to believe that President Obama was ignorant and uninformed about the original statement? I don't think so… since it accurately represents his view that the status has to be negotiated.

    But nothing has changed… Obama has simply made a strategic move to improve his chances of reelection.

    I saw and heard how the majority in the Hall shouted NO louder than those who shouted Yes when the resolution was voted, It clearly did NOT pass by needed 2/3 majority.

    They are just words on a piece of paper… to be ignored and put down the memory hole.

    Israel has an enemy now in the White House who was constrained in his need to get elected.

    "After my election, I have more flexibility".

    His past actions against Israel are only a foretaste of what he will do if he is reelected.

  3. Now, now… they weren't yelling "Boooooooooooo" at the top of their lungs, like the right wing press would have you believe. They were chanting "Jeeeeewwwwwwwwws!" cuz they were so happy!

  4. It's all very silly. The law recognizing Jerusalem as our capital and mandating the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem was passed by Congress in 1995 with an overwhelming majority, but the 3 last presidents have dragged their feet and still delay execution (Yes Bush included) because of their fear of how the Arab world would react.

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