Breaking: Democrats Reinstate Platform Language on Jerusalem
September 5, 2012 - 2:00 pm
Nice work, Democratic platform committee. You’ve just caused a global embarrassment to your party and forced a France-like surrender in the span of a couple of days.
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.
Indeed. But the new position is now at odds with the president’s official position. Obama’s position was how the DNC initially justified the language change.
“As the White House said several months ago, the status of Jerusalem is an issue that should be resolved in final status negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians — which we also said in the 2008 platform,” Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Melanie Roussell said in a statement today. “This is just another attempt by the Romney campaign to turn our support for Israel — which has always been bipartisan — into a partisan wedge issue by playing politics.”
That statement was issued earlier today. It has expired.