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Dems. Remove Pro-Israel Language from Party Platform
The Weekly Standard ^ | September 4, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 09/04/2012 9:22:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

In the 2008 Democratic party platform, there was this language on Jerusalem, Israel:

Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.

This year, however, that language has been removed. Indeed, there is no mention of Jerusalem in the 2012 party platform adopted by Democrats.

In this year's Democratic platform, there is this boilerplate language about Israel:

President Obama and the Democratic Party maintain an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security. A strong and secure Israel is vital to the United States not simply because we share strategic interests, but also because we share common values. For this reason, despite budgetary constraints, the President has worked with Congress to increase security assistance to Israel every single year since taking office, providing nearly $10 billion in the past three years. The administration has also worked to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region. And we have deepened defense cooperation – including funding the Iron Dome system – to help Israel address its most pressing threats, including the growing danger posed by rockets and missiles emanating from the Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. The President’s consistent support for Israel’s right to defend itself and his steadfast opposition to any attempt to delegitimize Israel on the world stage are further evidence of our enduring commitment to Israel’s security.

It is precisely because of this commitment that President Obama and the Democratic Party seek peace between Israelis and Palestinians. A just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian accord, producing two states for two peoples, would contribute to regional stability and help sustain Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state. At the same time, the President has made clear that there will be no lasting peace unless Israel’s security concerns are met. President Obama will continue to press Arab states to reach out to Israel. We will continue to support Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, which have been pillars of peace and stability in the region for many years. And even as the President and the Democratic Party continue to encourage all parties to be resolute in the pursuit of peace, we will insist that any Palestinian partner must recognize Israel’s right to exist, reject violence, and adhere to existing agreements.

But as yidwithlid.blogspot.com notes, this language is far weaker than the 2008 language:

The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel's right to exist, and abides by past agreements. Sustained American leadership for peace and security will require patient efforts and the personal commitment of the President of the United States. The creation of a Palestinian state through final status negotiations, together with an international compensation mechanism, should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel. All understand that it is unrealistic to expect the outcome of final status negotiations to be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949. Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.


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1 posted on 09/04/2012 9:22:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; LibLieSlayer; Nachum; Yehuda; SJackson

Take this Washerwoman-Shultz.


2 posted on 09/04/2012 9:26:39 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Jewish voters still insist on voting for this cretinistic piece of excrement in this election, I will formally renounce my support of all they stand far.

After all, if they are to narcistic and stupid to support their own nation, may the flies of a thousand horses come to rest in their beer.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 9:29:13 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: All

Excerpt from GOP 2012 Platform

Our Unequivocal Support of Israel

Israel and the United States are part of the great
fellowship of democracies who speak the same language
of freedom and justice, and the right of every
person to live in peace. The security of Israel is in the
vital national security interest of the United States;
our alliance is based not only on shared interests, but
also shared values. We affirm our unequivocal commitment
to Israel’s security and will ensure that it
maintains a qualitative edge in military technology
over any potential adversaries. We support Israel’s
right to exist as a Jewish state with secure, defensible
borders; and we envision two democratic states—
Israel with Jerusalem as its capital and Palestine—
living in peace and security. For that to happen, the
Palestinian people must support leaders who reject
terror, embrace the institutions and ethos of democracy,
and respect the rule of law. We call on Arab
governments throughout the region to help advance
that goal. Israel should not be expected to negotiate
with entities pledged to her destruction. We call on
the new government in Egypt to fully uphold its peace
treaty with Israel.

The U.S. seeks a comprehensive and lasting
peace in the Middle East, negotiated between the parties
themselves with the assistance of the U.S., without
the imposition of an artificial timetable. Essential
to that process will be a just, fair, and realistic framework
for dealing with the issues that can be settled
on the basis of mutually agreed changes reflecting
today’s realities as well as tomorrow’s hopes.

http://www.gop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012GOPPlatform.pdf


4 posted on 09/04/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Look for ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/NPR/CNN to repeatedly say:

“What is in the Platform doesn’t really matter! (for Democrats)”


5 posted on 09/04/2012 9:36:29 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

You’re right — I just read this:

Democrats Give Space One Sentence

“President Obama has charted a new mission for NASA to lead us to a future that builds on America’s legacy of innovation and exploration.”

Keith’s note: That’s it? One sentence? Not that I expected more about space (its never a hot theme in presidential cmapaigns) - but with the constant series of press releases coming out of the Obama campaign that go after Mitt Romney’s space policy (or lack thereof, so they claim), at least the Romney campaign and the RNC have platform used more words to discuss the issue.

http://nasawatch.com/archives/2012/09/democrats-give.html


6 posted on 09/04/2012 9:40:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wanna bet Cardinal Dolan gets disinvited also?!!?


7 posted on 09/04/2012 10:03:16 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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Not that I'd believe them if they left the language in, but someone made the decision to remove it, which is significant.

8 posted on 09/04/2012 10:11:01 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Great for the GOP and woe to the Dems. They are doing their best to antagonize the Almighty.:

Genesis 12:3“I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed”


9 posted on 09/04/2012 10:12:31 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: G Larry

“.......the Obama-Biden campaign found itself in a dilemma when Cardinal Dolan, after accepting an invitation to provide a benediction at the Republican convention, offered to do the same at the Democratic convention. Initially, the campaign declined. A few days later, it reversed course.

That is probably good politics. With Ohio, Wisconsin and even Michigan and Pennsylvania now in play, attracting Catholic votes could prove critical.

Still, giving the cardinal the microphone at the convention has its price. Key Democratic constituencies are deeply invested in a strategy of tarring as misogynists and bigots those who reject liberal beliefs and policies. These constituencies are not exactly enthusiastic about having their party undercut that strategy or blunt its force.

.......Some conservative Catholics are upset that Cardinal Dolan offered to appear at the Democratic convention. They fear his presence will inadvertently signal that it is acceptable from a Catholic perspective to oppose (as the Democratic Party does) virtually all meaningful protections for the child in the womb, or the historic view of marriage as a conjugal union.

Their concerns are understandable. But perhaps these critics are failing to consider how the Democrats are, whether they like it or not, sending an implicit signal of their own. The cardinal’s presence confounds efforts by the abortion-rights and gay-marriage movements to stigmatize and marginalize those who refuse to fall into line.

Some on the left fear that Cardinal Dolan will use the platform that the Democrats are providing to preach about the right to life of unborn children and the importance of preserving traditional marriage. He doesn’t have to do that. He will make his point and achieve his goal just by showing up.”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443847404577629132692725436.html


10 posted on 09/04/2012 10:19:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Even for the very very stupid among us this should make it quite obvious that Obam’s folks are ANTI-ISRAEL and PRO-MUSLIM. Shalom to you folks out there in NYC.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Speaking of “bigots”...

That’s the most anti-Catholic article I’ve seen in the WSJ.

My prediction:
1- Cardinal Dolan won’t change his speech from that given at the RNC
>http://www.examiner.com/video/cardinal-timothy-dolan-at-republican-national-convention<
2- He won’t let the DNC edit it.
3- He will be disinvited, or not broadcast, citing schedule concerns.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 10:40:42 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: G Larry

Then this could be huge.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 10:43:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Dems open their show with a 2 hour Muzzie prayer session.

Why be surprised at this...it’s hardly news.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 12:27:05 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: onyx

Israel needs to go it alone.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 12:41:31 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Da Coyote

“If Jewish voters still insist on voting for this cretinistic piece of excrement in this election, I will formally renounce my support of all they stand far.”

So you’ll be just like Obama?


16 posted on 09/04/2012 12:42:57 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It makes me wonder why would American Jews still vote for the Demorcrats when these same Democrats do what they just did?

Fankly this is making the Republicans look better by the day.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 12:47:43 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

As badly as the GOP sucks half the time, the Democrats never fail to make them look good.


18 posted on 09/04/2012 12:48:58 PM PDT by JediJones (Upcoming Democrat Presidential Primary: Tuesday, November 6, 2012)
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To: SJackson

They’re on a roll, these Dems.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 12:56:44 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Democrats reject move to acknowledge pro-life stance within party
http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=120821

PRESIDENT INFANTICIDE: PARTY PLATFORM INCLUDES KILLING JUST AND PARTIALLY BORN CHILDREN
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/23/President-Infanticide-Dem-Plank-Partial-Birth

Democrats Drop “God” From 2012 Party Platform
http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=35537

Dem platform backs taxpayers subsidies for abortion through birth
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/04/dem-platform-backs-taxpayers-subsidies-for-abortion-through-birth/?fb_action_ids=4618415548013&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

20 posted on 09/04/2012 1:03:44 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Yehuda

It might be better for them if they did.

Being a pawn between the US and Saudi Arabia is not a great thing. Being able to smash the next threat without a blessing from Washington would be helpful.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Delusion sure comforts the Democrats.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 3:20:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Da Coyote

If Jewish voters liked Israel so much, they would no longer live in the United States. Many of them wish to disavow any ties with the Jewish State, either because of the intense propaganda campaign, or for fear of being accused of dual loyalty, or because they simply find life in the United States comfortable, or because they are ideologically opposed to nationalism of any sort, or some combination.

Israel’s most ardent supporters are not American Jews, but American Christians. A significant number of American Jews do indeed identify with Israel, but they are not the majority, merely a significant number, and they do not amount to a fraction of the voting power of American Christians.

So, as disgusting as it is to you and me, a lot of American Jews will support Obama. They will get nothing as Jews for this support, but they primarily identify themselves as leftists or Americans, in whatever order of priority. What ever Jewish identity they still cherish is subsumed in leftist blather, and abject ignorance.

As for all you Christians out there in Freep-ia and America, I’m glad you’re there. You may yet save those demented, cock-eyed American Jews from themselves, and my little country along with them. Thanks for voting and campaigning against Obama.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 3:39:24 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The Jews are our older brothers in faith. Christians are the adopted sons. God bless Israel.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 3:47:19 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The King probably has the Jewish vote locked up, so he figures he might as well play up to the Arabs, now.


25 posted on 09/04/2012 6:41:35 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The new D party (which is DEFINITELY not the D party of our parents or grandparents!) can (and now will) go straight to HELL!
(the sooner, the better, too.)


26 posted on 09/04/2012 7:26:21 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This freak show of the DNC just keeps getting weirder and weirder.


27 posted on 09/04/2012 8:21:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: redgolum

While it’s not a popular opinion, there are many Jews here on FR, and in the U.S. and in Israel who agree with that concept.

Israel needs to deal the arabs a defeat similar to what the Allies did against Japan and Germany.

Israel can’t do that as long as America is still partially dependent on arab oil. To get that oil, the U.S. gives military aid to the sand-nazis (also to keep them buying American as opposed to Russian).

As long as the U.S. is arming the jihadis, we keep arming Israel to prevent a wipe out of Israel’s economy, which, BTW, has SIXTY companies on the NASDAQ.

Once the U.S. drills it’s own and can tell the arabs to pound sand, then Israel can forego U.S. military aide, and do the deed on their own on the next jihadi “nation” that over steps (and do it without a hand tied behind their back by Uncle Sam), and THEN there will be peace in the mideast.


28 posted on 09/04/2012 9:20:23 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Da Coyote

Please, these are JINOS, no better at supporting AMERICA (or Israel) than your TENS OF MILLIONS OF CINOS who put the islamo-marxist baby killer in the WH 4 years ago.

You think everyone born to a Jewish mother loves Israel? Thats like saying everyone born to an American Christian mother loves the Constitution.


29 posted on 09/04/2012 9:32:41 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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