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Ryan: Exclusion of Jerusalem language from Dem. platform is 'tragic'
The Hill ^ | 9/5/2012 | By Justin Sink

Posted on 09/05/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by tobyhill

Paul Ryan blasted Democrats on Wednesday after it was revealed that the party's platform omitted references to God and Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel that had existed in prior years' versions.

"This is tragic, Brian," the Republican vice presidential nominee told host Brian Kilmeade of "Fox and Friends." "First of all, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Mitt Romney and I are very clear on this and right of return and the other issues you mentioned. But what is so tragic about this is it's one of the few issues where the Republican Party and the Democratic Party agree on."

Jerusalem's status is a major point of contention in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations; while Israel names it as its capital city, Palestinians have said it would function as the head of an eventual independent state. The sides have agreed to resolve the conflict in peace negotiations, and the Obama administration — as have administrations on both sides of the aisle before it — has said that the issue should be resolved in talks.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncconvention; democrats; ryan

1 posted on 09/05/2012 10:50:51 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I need a checklist for the bumper sticker:

Want God out of our lives—check
Do not support Israel—check
Have no problem mudering babies—check
Vote Democrat-—check

2 posted on 09/05/2012 10:57:08 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: tobyhill

It was time for them to adjust their platform to what they actually believe. Taking GOD and support of Israel out of it was completely appropriate. Tragic, but appropriate.

3 posted on 09/05/2012 11:02:12 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: tobyhill; Nachum; Yehuda

It think this was the biggest “dog whistle” of them all, sent to Iran.

It brings to mind the State Dept’s exclusion of South Korea from the list of American strategic allies in the Far East, which led to the Communist invasion in 1950.

4 posted on 09/05/2012 11:03:05 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: tobyhill

Time for R and R to endorse both God and Israel.

5 posted on 09/05/2012 11:13:43 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ryan71

Long overdue for the Democrat Party. Appropriate for the criminal enterprise party.

6 posted on 09/05/2012 12:13:58 PM PDT by Twinkie (Obamanation - where everything is free; except US!)
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To: tobyhill

How can any Jew, who votes and who cares about the Jewish State vote for Obama? I don’t understand it. Never will.

7 posted on 09/05/2012 1:10:46 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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8 posted on 09/05/2012 4:07:27 PM 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: Travis McGee


To say nothing of excluding “God’ 3x...

9 posted on 09/06/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT by Yehuda (
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