Democrats remove pro-Israel language from official platform

The Democrat Party has removed a section of its 2008 Party Platform in the 2012 version recently released online — removing key language in expressing support for the state of Israel.

Below is the section missing from the 2012 document (h/t Beitbart.com and Republican Jewish Coalition, @RJCHQ) :

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.

Each of these items is crucial to Israel, and all have been key areas of contention for those who believe this President has not been friendly to the Jewish State.

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15 responses to “Democrats remove pro-Israel language from official platform”

  1. TDDPirate says :

    I wonder what would be the economic impact upon USA of the following events:
    1. All economic ties between USA and Israel are severed (as if Israel were totally destroyed by the Arabs). Take into account especially the Israeli Hi-Tech companies whose shares are traded in American stock exchanges.
    2. 25% of the Israelis (temporary and permanent expatriates) working in USA go on strike.

    • israeliminx says :

      Or how about this, we sell our military technological advances to China and India instead of sharing for free with the U.S. and virtually freezing out those other eager customers.

      We sell our many medical and computer tech advances to other folks cheap and place high tariffs to the U.S., instead of the other way around.

      • israeliminx says :

        I should note that more than 60% of the advances in military weaponry in the U.S. has come via Israeli innovation over the last 20 years.

        • TDDPirate says :

          What was in the past – was in the past. Any power Israel may be having over USA now can only depend upon the future (selling technology to China and India has only nuisance/blackmail value – they won’t protect Israel against the Arabs), rather than upon past accomplishments.

      • philipzhao says :

        Good idea ! Israel should have aligned with China long time ago. Do it right now !!!

  2. WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

    In full honesty, I am not a Republican nor a Democrat, I am for the best that is possible for the American people.

    I have observed Obama since the beginning of his Presidency and more than $5 TRILLION OF DEFICIT later, I really feel Obama is nothing less than a curse for the American people and the more than $23 million of Americans who are unemployed!!!

    I supported Obama’s healthcare “reforms”, as I wanted and still want a full medical coverage for ALL Americans. Unfortunately, many explained me that Obama’s healthcare is so badly implemented that it is now nothing less than a huge liability for MOST Americans, not to mention a financial disaster!!! Obama even had the nerve to stea laround $760 BILLION from the Medicare resources only to finance his Obama healthcare program!!!!

    Having said that, Jews have been the main and most vocal supporters of the Democratic party and, to thank them, the Democratic party has acted too many times against the interests of the State of Israel and of the Israelis!!!
    It is my hope that, no matter how strong American Jews are Democrat, they will repay the Democratic party in kind and vote against it AS SOON AS THEY HAVE THE OCCASION TO DO SO, at the coming Presidential election!!!

    Barack Hussein Obama acts like an African despot, thinking that American taxpayers’ money is his to squander at his own desire for his pet projects (Solyndra, etc.)!!!
    Despite the fact that Obama, during his four years at the Presidency, squandered an astronomical $5 TRILLION ($1 TRILLION=$1,000 BILLION)!!!!!
    Despite the fact that there are more than 23 million unemployed Americans!!!

    IT IS MY HOPE THAT AMERICANS OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY WILL OPEN THEIR EYES AND CHOOSE SOMEONE ELSE THAN BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, AS HE IS URGENTLY NEEDED IN KENYA WHERE THEY NEED OBAMA’S BANKRUPTING SKILLS IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!

  3. Mac says :

    But, remember, Obama is only in office for a short while, hopefully, only for another 2 months. Seriously, China? You think that China is gonna help Israel? Obama isn’t the US. The US is Israel’s best friend even if our president and his party is a complete moran. Some storms have to be weathered. I know time is getting short. Every Israeli that has family/friends in the US needs to express the urgency to them to go vote this election.

    • israeliminx says :

      Mac what is so disturbing is that the entire Democratic party has adopted Obama’s refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and other key tenets, including removing the statement “”All understand that it is unrealistic to expect the outcome of final status negotiations (between Israel and the Palestinians) to be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949.”

  4. Lynne says :

    What is astonishing to me is the number of Jewish Democrats that there are! Useful idiots!!

  5. WipeOutHamasOnceAndForAll says :

    Check this video “Why was Jerusalem wiped from Democratic platform?” at http://video.foxnews.com/v/1824637424001/why-was-jerusalem-wiped-from-democratic-platform/?playlist_id=87485

    Honestly, the Democrats do NOT want to acknowledge Jerusalem as being the capital of the State of Israel.

  6. Tiger Mike says :

    I feel like I should repeat an earlier post.

  7. Lynne says :

    The Democrats are not running on their ideas or their accomplishments in this election. The Democrats are accusing the Republicans of lying, while spewing lies continuously and constantly attacking the Republicans, not only on their ideas, but more specifically attacking them personally, even attacking Ann Romney. Democrats have compared the Republicans to Nazis, not once but three times! Debbie Wasserman-Schultz had no trouble lying about what Michael Orin said…now she retracts and says she was “misunderstood”. This was until recently the party that I identified with …but not anymore.

  8. Lynne says :

    And, speaking of back-tracking: Today, at the DNC, the support for Jerusalem and “G-d” were added back in to the platform, just stuffed back in, though angry delegates expressed their anger by booing, yelling, and shaking their fists….all on the same day that Natalie Portman, who was born in Jerusalem, is to speak. I wish she wouldn’t. I wish that all Jews would be intuitive and smart enough to see Obama’s Administration and the Democratic Party for what they are: anti-Israel.

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