Democrats Punish Israel – Remove Language on Jerusalem in 2012 DNC Platform

In 2008 Barack Obama told attendees at AIPAC that Jerusalem must remain the capital of Israel.

But that was back in 2008 when Obama needed the Jewish vote.
In March of this year the Obama State Department refused to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Now this…
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 dedicated to living in peace and security side by side with the Jewish State of Israel. To do so, we must help Israel identify and strengthen those partners who are truly committed to peace, while isolating those who seek conflict and instability, and stand with Israel against those who seek its destruction. 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.

And here is the language on Israel from the 2012 Democratic Platform:

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.

It’s obvious that Israel is the big loser this year… And terrorist group Hamas is the winner.

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  • Mekan

    Ah Hamas…our greatest ally in the mid-east.

  • SoLongSong

    NOW will they not vote for him? What the heck is it going to take?

  • Mekan

    I think soon Obama’s America will tell Iran to save a nuke and wipe Israel off the map with his own nukes…hell he is for missile reduction….quickest way to reduce is to use.

  • katy

    Notice the word “all” in this verse. For decades the US stood with Israel. There was no “all”. Things are changing rapidly. We need to do more than politics to get this turned around…I think Israel will be the safest place on the planet at some point…

    Zecharia 12:3
    On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.

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    I’m shocked that Imam Obama would throw the jews under the bus, or into the oven perhaps?

  • rormos822

    It is definitely time for all Jews (particularly NY Jews) to stop voting for the democrats

  • Ragspierre

    And Obama is bailing out Egypt.

    What a strange, perverse set of foreign policies…and ideologies…this man has.

    It gives a whole new meaning to, “I’ve got your back”…

  • JenBee

    Wow, just wow. Things like this make me very sad that we no longer have an unbiased media that actually reports NEWS, because THIS is just the sort of thing that needs to be reported on every ‘alphabet’ 5:30pm news broadcast, but will instead be ignored and will never, ever see the light of day. Most Jews don’t read our conservative blogs, and thus they will never know how badly Obama is abandoning support of Israel; thus, they’ll continue to vote for him and all Dems every chance they get. Makes me weep for our future.

  • Gloria Gilson

    The Party of the Democrats.

    These people are NOT Americans.

    Defeat them, expose them.

  • Mekan

    Communists and Fascists really do hate the Jews don’t they.

  • Rachelle

    What do you expect from a crypto-Muslim president?

    The big question is why any Jews continue to support this a***ole and his gangsta party.

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  •………Is their any doubt what will happen to Israel if this marxist gets re-elected.

  • Todd

    I am wondering if we should expect a judgement by the creator very soon?

  • democraps suck

    Obummer…once a mooslum always a mooslum through and through…yet so many stupid people can’t see what he is doing to America and our liberty….

  • Grandma Perkins

    Oh dear!

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  • sandy

    How things have changed in the last 4 years. Under Bush the Muslims were terrorists, they killed 3,000 innocent Americans people. But now with a guy named Hussein the Muslims are our pals and Israel is getting shafted.

    Some of us knew this would be the outcome however too many Americans still believe that if Rush and Drudge say it — it must be a lie. Can the American Jews still believe that if Israel goes down that it won’t be long before it will be their turn? Jews are successful — they know how to make money and to the Leftists this is pure evil.

  • Big Al

    this doesn’t make any difference. American Jews will continue to vote for Obama. I dont understand it but thats the way it is.

  • saveus

    muslim brother hood and obama perfect together

  • MississippiJack

    Gen_12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

  • l.barney

    How can any Jew Orthodox or Reform vote for these Muslim pandering terrorist lovers NOW!


  • owl

    #21 You say it will make no difference. Okay. At least other Jewish voters can take a good hard look at them and the truth. At least Israel will take a good hard look at them also.

    There is no way a person can claim to support Israel and vote Obama. Just call them liars because they are nothing more than the Code Pinks/NOW claiming to support women. Liars, not stupid liars, just liars. They know exactly what they are doing.

    They are the Rev Wrights claiming to be preaching the gospel. They are Notre Dame claiming to be Catholic as they honor Obama. And the beat goes on………….

  • Sarah

    Lies. Always had. Always will. Words without meaning. We all know where the president stands and there’s no need to mince about. He’s an anti-Semite. There. We’re finished. You can figure out the rest quite easily.

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  • FurryGuy

    As a militantly indifferent agnostic who is a self-taught student of religious eschatology I have always been left wondering why Revelation paints the picture that Israel will stand alone against the combined armies of the world. After all there has been at least one staunch supporter of Israel since her modern day founding in 1948, the US.

    Seeing the direction that Barry is dragging US foreign policy I wonder no longer why no allies. The “Never Again” mantra of the aftermath of the Holocaust is being ignored, willfully and with malice.

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  • Kate

    Are you paying attention, those of you who are Jewish? Is it sinking in? How can you support Obama?

  • kato

    Valerie Jarrett keeps moving the political center farther and farther to the left. Remember the Reagan Democrats? I think in November we may be talking about Romney Democrats.

    Centrist Democrats are not living in the world of this arrogant, reckless, and downright stupid subprimer and his left-wing posse. And many of them are not in unions, or they’re in the unions that Obama’s policies has hurt.

  • GRU

    Yet the American Jews will be standing in line across the Nation to vote for The One.

  • US Navy Corpseman

    I don’t get it either – at work I wear a star of David and when people ask why, I tell them I support Israel and wish I could fight for them. I can tell they support Obungle. Have they no compassion for their fellow Jews? And to the gays that support Jugears – how do you think the 7th century imams will deal with homosexuals??

  • Wayne

    I hope Israel is fueling the planes right now! Strike them while you still can. To the bomb shelters!

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  • TXT

    I have gained a new respect for Obama. He took the moral high road. Romney is a dick. Don’t you know?

  • anne

    It saddens me that Jews think so little of themselves that they are able to put Israel and its survival aside and move in concert with Obama . Never Again has been forgotten. It is clearly stated that ” Those who do not remember history are condemmed to repeat it “

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