Wednesday, September 5, 2012

No Israel support in Democratic platform for 2012

How much more obvious does it have to get that Obama is no friend of Israel, and would like to see her go the way of the Dodo bird and carrier pigeon?  If Obama really did, in his heart support Israels right to exist he would immediately repudiate this stance, and demand the DNC give its unconditional support for Israel and her population.

What about Jerusalem, Mr. President?

Well Mr. President?  Do you or do you not support Israel and her right to self-defense and existence?

I thought as much.

From The Washington Free Beacon September 4

Pro-Israel Language Removed From
Democratic Party Platform

Several pro-Israel sections of the 2008 Democratic Party platform have been removed from the 2012 platform—on Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, and Hamas. The new platform represents another shift by the Obama Democrats toward the Palestinian position on key issues in the peace process.

For Jerusalem, the new platform has been brought into line with the Obama administration’s policy of not recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and supporting its division. Jerusalem is unmentioned in the 2012 document, whereas the 2008 and 2004 Democratic Party platforms declared “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel…It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.” The Obama administration’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem has been a point of significant controversy in recent months.

On the issue of Palestinian refugees, the new document has removed language from the 2004 and 2008 platforms specifying that Palestinian “refugees” should be settled in a future Palestinian state, not in Israel.

The 2004 platform: “The creation of a Palestinian state should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel.”

The 2008 platform: The peace process “should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel.”

The 2012 platform contains no language on the matter.

Previously, Obama has incorporated the Palestinian positions on Jerusalem and borders into his administration’s policies. It appears that with his party’s new platform, he is also doing so with refugees.

Gone as well is the language from 2008 on the terrorist group Hamas, which currently controls the Gaza Strip. That platform declared, “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.”

The 2012 platform contains no mention of Hamas.

Read it all

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am skeptical about the Democratic Convention voting to put back the pro-Israel statements removed from the Democratic platform.

Who gave the convention goers the authority to re-write any part of the platform?

I suspect that if anyone is allowed to read the actual "new" platform, it will still be the exact one the committee wrote and that the convention goers haven't been allowed to change anything.

Even if I'm entirely wrong, we all know which version Obama will follow.