Skip to comments.Republicans back Bush's platform on Israel: READ MY LIPS, 'NO NEW SO-CALLED PALESTINIANS!'
Posted on 08/26/2004 9:25:45 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
President Bush waves to reporters as he arrives at the White House on Thursday in Washington. The Republican Party's draft reiterates Bush's commitment that under any final-status agreement, Palestinian refugees will not be resettled in Israel. (AP)
WASHINGTON - The Republican Party's draft platform on Israel reiterates President George Bush's commitment that under any final-status agreement with the Palestinians, Palestinian refugees will not be resettled in Israel and Israel will not be compelled to return to the 1949 armistice lines.
The draft was published Thursday in advance of the party's convention, which opens in New York on Monday. The platform, about half of which is devoted to foreign policy, also calls on the Palestinian Authority and the Arab states to democratize and fight corruption and terror.
"The Republican Party," the draft states, "shares President Bush's commitment to the security of America's democratic ally Israel. We remain committed to ensuring that Israel maintains a qualitative edge in defense technology over any potential adversaries."
"We believe that terror attacks against Israelis are part of the same evil as the September 11 attacks against America," it continues. "We recognize Israel's right to defend itself in the face of homicide bombings and other attacks against the people of Israel."
Most of the Republican platform on Israel differs little from the Democratic platform. The Democrats, for instance, also adopted the commitments made by Bush in his April 14 letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon regarding the non-return of refugees and allowing Israel to keep the major West Bank settlement blocs.
However, the Republican platform also includes a condemnation of the UN's "unacceptable discrimination against Israel" and says that the party, if elected, will work to change this. It also calls for halting government funding of the International Red Cross as long as that organization continues to exclude Israel's Magen David Adom.
If this doesn't assist with the American Jewish vote...nothing will!
The Arab street, is saddened ...
Too bad that 75% of US Jews will still vote for Kerry. Socialism uber alles.
This is why -- well one of the many reasons now, that I am voting for President Bush. He has common sense and can see the situation as it really is. It's like, the so-called palestinians are really hosting terrorists and pretending to be "poor little me" types. Has anybody ever wondered why the kids like to jump around and act like monkeys instead of humans? Its the way the terrorists are raising them.
God bless George Bush and the GOP. Finally we have a President that stands tall with Israel.
This is good that he stands up to the UN. John Kerry would not.
"However, the Republican platform also includes a condemnation of the UN's "unacceptable discrimination against Israel" and says that the party, if elected, will work to change this. It also calls for halting government funding of the International Red Cross as long as that organization continues to exclude Israel's Magen David Adom."
Bush had this American Jew's vote the first time and the 2nd time.
I wonder if it's possible to have a thread about President Bush on Israel that doesn't include several posts about how most Jews will vote. How about wait and see?
I wish he would take the same stand wit illegal aliens in this country. We have a right not to be overtaken by people who are here for entitlements and welfare benefits at taxpayers expense.
Mad_Tom. My Jewish friends in the midwest are Bush supporters. I spoke to a business associate in Philly yesterday and he surprised me when he told me he was for Bush. So please don't under-estimate the Jewish community in 2004 it just might surprise you.
I highly doubt it. But 50% of Americans will.
This is leadership plain and simple. President Bush is not afraid to take a stand, and everytime he does, it's for what's best for America and freedom
Yep, the GOP gets it -- different fronts of the same war.
"The right of return" is pretty clearly just another ploy to destroy Israel. They want half of Israel to be given to the Arabs, and millions of Arabs to be settled in the half that is left. They never think to have the millions of Arabs return to where they say their homeland is, they want them to settle where the Jews homeland is.
Didn't Dr. Rice advocate Israel returning to the 1967 borders in an article last week?
No, I reckon it's not possible and I am just as sick of
hearing how Jews will vote as I am about the "Catholic"
Fabulous post, dear FRiend.
What percentage of Jewish voters would you expect to vote for GW? Fifty percent? Believe me, I would love to see solidarity between conservatives and Jews, but IMO we are talking about a MAJOR socioeconiomic divide, not to mention the difference of opinion regarding the preferable "socioeconomic system of choice" that three years of sensible US-Israel policy is not going to change overnight. IMO, if GW received 35% of the Jewish vote I would be astonished.
That would be grand. And I certainly meant no offense to anyone on FR with my opinion. I have Jewish friends who live in Israel and Lebanon who agree with me. Coming together against the new/old threat would be good for all.
So I guess we all just ignore history, huh? Head in sand. Life is good.
The correct response is: give them Syria or Lebanon.
5 Legislative Days Left Until The AWB Expires
Maybe repeating that Jews vote like commies over and over and over on FR gets tiresome because all of us on FR are CONSERVATIVES. And yes, I anticipate a much bigger Jewish vote for Bush this time than last time. You'll see.
Hmmmmm.... ever wonder which Jews this particular council is talking to? It can't be a random poll, can it? They would have to call about 20,000 people in order to randomly locate enough people who say they are Jewish to fill the survey. So they must be calling Jews from a list. And that list, if coordinated by the National Jewish Democratic Council can't be all that random, can it?
HaEretz is the most leftist newspaper in Israel. The Television stations announced Gore winning the election but I see Bush in office.
You have to weigh the sources you read, Garbage in, Garbage out you know...
Nah, give them Syria, Lebanon was given to the Christians. Arafat killed around 100,000 of them when he was setting up a "Palestinian State" up there.
Out of a hundred people, 10 will complain about the genocide of Jews, but out of a thousand, only one about the slaughter of Christians. If they hate the Jews because of their God, the really hate the Christians for their Jewish Messiah.
"O ye of little faith.."
'Palestinian refugees will not be resettled in Israel "
Bush's platform cares more about Israel than he does California! What about the Mexican refugees who are being allowed to settle here? The platform committee has rejected taking a stand on illegal immigration and this is why I will stay home this November. What country is he running for office again?
Simple translation: Your our true and trusting friend Israel and we will always work together to insure your sovereignty for the betterment of both our nations.
Start at your state seat, let them do their work first.
Why? It's a perfectly logical point to discuss in a thread like this. As for "wait and see," that's silly if you're suggesting that Bush will actually do well with the Jewish vote, despite the fact that there's zero evidence for such an expectation. The polls may be skewed but they're certainly not skewed that much. The Jewish vote will go to Kerry in a landslide. It makes no sense, but there it is.
I think it's comparable to the phenomenon of so many older people who vote Democrat just because they were raised to believe Democrats are "for the working man" and Republicans are "for the rich." You could ask a lot of older people their positions on a dozen elements and they'd be staunchly conservative, yet they'll still tell you they're voting Democrat. Same thing here.
Maybe it'll change at some point.
It is painfully (for you) obvious
where your head is and it's not sand.
In their zeal to to bemoan the Jewish vote,
they overlook the GOOD. POTUS's policy
toward Israel is real --- he cannot be accused
of pandering to one of his voting blocks.
"Start at your state seat, let them do their work first"
The federal government has to take a stand, by adopting a resolution for the platform of the ruling party to be against refugees who are being allowed to settle here. CA citizens already unanimously passed a state prop, 187, to stop funding socialist programs for foreign refugees, the Federal government struck it down and has mandated local taxpayers pay, therefore the first step has already been taken.
The American Jews "tend" to be Democrats. I don't know why.
Iwish he would take the same stand wit illegal aliens in this country. We have a right not to be overtaken by people who are here for entitlements and welfare benefits at taxpayers expense.
We protect borders all over the planet with our military, but we cannot protect our own.
Perhaps emphasis should be placed upon the branch of federal government you are referring to.
THEN, vote wisely in November at a federal level as to who you feel will be best suited to appoint to THAT branch of government so your beloved state can take care of her issues without the restraint being imposed now, with a Senate willing to appoint!
George Bush is President of our country, and a fine foreign policy designer.
Look to the Senate and Congress (and choose wisely) to take care of domestic issues, not the President!
I doubt you'll see much change in the "Jewish vote"..
They are as diverse as any other segment of the population.
You have the smart Jews, the stupid Jews, the Marxist Jews, the Bush hating Jews, the Hollywood Jews, etc.....
Here in America, I fear we have more than our share of the Stupid, Marxist, Bush hating and Hollywood Jews...
Well since you have presented anecdotal evidence I might as well add my 2¢ from so. CA.
This is hearsay, however, its from my mother so for me its good as first hand.
Two months ago, my mother went to the cemetery with a very dear and liberal friend that happens to be a Jew to visit her departed mother. My mothers friend at the gravesite, prayed/asked her mother to make sure that GWB was elected for the sake of the USA and the world. My mother is still in shock since her friend is a long time dim and liberal.
One thing about polls (post #19) people tend to respond with traditional/stereotypical answers to strangers. Especially when they are of a identifiable group.
Question for anyone in the know. Do Jews worship their ancestors? Since I am of Japanese decent I though we (Orientals) were the only ones who worshiped their ancestors.
"Look to the Senate and Congress (and choose wisely) to take care of domestic issues, not the President!"
That would be great if only the president would abide and stay out of CA domestic issues, by not offering amnesty to domestic lawbreakers. Ironically he can takes a stand against Palestinian immigrating in Israel, a nation that he is not even an elected official at all? I am sorry , I don't get the logic here, the platform of the for the president of the United States can be concerned about refugees in Israel and not California?.
This will be the first republican platform to not adopt a resolution against illegal immigration, while actually offering amnesty, fine, if the president wants to pay for these things out of his budget, but its the local tax payer that will be left with the bills from his domestic amnesty plans!
BJ Clinton was the last POTUS to give amnesty to law breakers.
Are you a Kerry for President fan, or are you just outspoken to the negative through frustration?
This Jew is voting Bush.
ANSWER Communist March and Anti- American Rally.
They will be...and already are...in NYC in force as they were on the Left Coast.
Hopefully the Police will do the right thing.
And why not?
They baited the cops for about an hour before they "arrested" the terrorist supporters.
And then they let them go...
The Protest Warriors got a few jabs in.
They just don't get it though.
Ironic isn't it that the ONLY place that Arabs and Muslims have any vestige of peace and safety and rights is in the country of Israel...which they HATE!
Still, I should love to see Bush win their votes. I believe he has more to be a worthy alley and friend to Israel.
This is just great. Clearly there is a fundamental understanding that the so-called "right of return" is nothing more than a plan to destroy Israel. I am so pleased with these positions.
GWB has done more to secure our borders in the past 3 years than all the Presidents over past 40 years combined
When I saw 'Lebanon' I was thinking 'Jordan'.