The Democratic Party national platform for 2012 effectively throws Israel under the bus. Since we are dealing with politicalese–the language that professional politicians use–mindless people and sloppy readers may look at what is in the party platform and think that the DNC is still firmly in Israel’s camp. Nothing can be further from the truth. Gateway Pundit helps spell some of this out for us:
Democrats removed language recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in their 2012 convention platform. Democrats also removed language that called on the international community to isolate Hamas.
Jeff Dunetz reported on the language changes in the DNC platform.
Here is the language from the 2008 Democratic platform:
It is in the best interests of all parties, including the United States, that we take an active role to help secure a lasting settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a democratic, viable Palestinian state…
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