Democrats To Reinstate Platform Language On Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel
One of the changes to the Democratic Party Platform that has aroused the most controversy is the removal of several provisions that had been in previous platforms recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Less than 24 hours after the platform was approved by the delegates, the language about Jerusalem is being reinstated:
NBC News has learned that the Democratic Party will reinstate the language recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Republicans — including the Romney campaign — criticized President Obama and the Democrats after it was discovered this language had been omitted in the Democratic Party’s platform
This will all be changed on the floor today, NBC has learned, and it will probably mean just simply reinstating the 2008 language.
Apparently, many Jewish supporters of the party and Members of Congress had been complaining about the change ever since it became public and the GOP was using it as a political whipping boy. So, it’s not surprising that they would change it so quickly. One wonders what motivated them to remove it, though.