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Democrat Party no longer considers Jerusalem Israel’s capital

Via the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have dropped from their platform recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that has opened President Barack Obama to criticism from Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Four years ago Democrats stated unequivocally that "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel."

Israelis and Palestinians both claim the city as their capital.

Democratic spokeswoman Melanie Roussell defended the change. She says the Obama administration is taking the same Jerusalem policy as every Republican and Democratic administration since 1967, while seeking resolution in a two-state peace agreement.

This should be surprising to anyone who’s been paying attention these past four years given how poorly Obama has consistently treated one of our most important and trusted allies. Obamas open hostility to Israel has been apparent since the very beginning of Hopenchange. Who can forget Obama advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski suggesting in 2009 that the U.S. defend Iran … against Israel. About six weeks today’s dissing of Israel was foreshadowed when Obama’s spokesman, Jay Carney, refused to answer a simple inquiry into what city Obama considered to be the capital of Israel:

In dodging the question, Carney kept insisting that Obama’s position hadn’t changed, and therefore it was unnecessary for him to respond.  Hadn’t changed from what position? This one?

After today’s middle finger extension to Israel, I’d have to conclude that Obama’s position has indeed changed from that which candidate Obama declared to AIPAC in 2008. Maybe we should ask Israeli Prime Minsiter Netanyahu what city he considers to be Israel’s capital?

Remind me again: why does the Jewish vote go overwhelmingly to a Democrat Party whose official position is that Israel has no capital?

(h/t Steve)

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  • Lennart Bilén

    Obama and Co have turned their back on Jerusalem.
    Jesus wept over Jerusalem.
    We are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
    Israel (and the Palestinians) call Jerusalem their capital.
    The democrat party have taken the Palestinian position, violating all diplomatic code.


  • Lakerfanalways

    Any Jew that can vote for Barack Obama and the Dem party shows that they dont give a damn about Israel, PERIOD

  • Guest

    "no capital" ?? Very good Mr. Brady because many embassies are in Tel Aviv…
    to appease the countries who do not recognize Israel as a State. To say that Israel
    has a capital is to say that Israel exists…which is also why a two State solution is impossible
    with Israel’s foes & is shear politcal verbal drama.
    No POTUS to date has ever moved the US embassy to Jerusalem though they swear they
    will when President…..

    Thank you C4P for standing with Israel…may the blessing given in Gen 12:3 reward
    your faithfulness abundantly.

    Shalu shalom Yeushalayim (Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem)

  • TheresaAK

    The answer…Deception?…

    Not only why would the Jewish Community vote for obama, or today’s Democrat Socialist Party…but what about his own race?

    obama is the worst nightmare for the innocent unborn AA children…as well as those outside the womb….

    He is an advocate of the Margaret Sanger Ideology…

    There is no child safe from a Democrat…born or yet to be born…

    Democrats are waging a War on Children

    • patriot173


      Yes, zerO is waging war on the unborn and the babies that are born from an abortion. The monster in chief as state senator voted three times to let the innocents die a horrible long suffering death…

      PS: I want to apologize to you for yesterday’s posts, uncharitable name calling, unjust accusations and all the rest of my dirty dealing over romney….forgive me please….

      • TheresaAK

        I wasn’t even aware you had been uncharitable…

        I want obama gone as badly as everyone else …but I also want Romney to earn our votes…to respect us…and to stop pulling the same power grabbing ways as the Democrats…

        Your apology is accepted ….and likewise, please accept mine for any offenses I have spoken to you…

  • patnatasha

    how does the jews continue to vote for the dufus.

    • Guest

      patnatasha….may your eyes be open to the cause of their blindness.

      added: IC just gave you a peek with nearby post

  • alien4palin

    For some grabbing and retaining power is the goal, principles and people are only pawns of convenience.

  • Spartan4Palin

    I read this on Ynet. That if Obama is re-elected, he was going to make Bibi pay for having ties to Romney and making him look incompetent in front of the world.

    ‘Obama’s rage over what he sees as Netanyahu’s support for Romney is driving him up the wall, but this is not how you stop Iran’s nuclear program.’,7340,L-4277193,00.html

    I hope to God that Romney takes the gloves off? I mean really takes them off!! This is unacceptable. And if American Jews vote for Obama, it will be THEIR decision when Iran sends in the missiles. I’m glad I don’t fully tow the party line like many of these moonbats in the democratic party? I just don’t understand why they don’t see what this man and his evil administration is doing?

    • IsraeliCojones

      With all due respect, YNet likes nothing more than stirring the pot.

      JournOlism at its best.

      • Spartan4Palin

        So is the NYTimes. But every once in a while, something bubbles to the surface in our favor!

  • Hansome

    Let’s not rush to judgement until we get a comprehensive statement from Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She will resign from the DNC if it appears Israel isn’t getting a fair shake from Democrats.

    • dmac8889

      You believe that?  I’m not so hopeful, but I’ll try to be.

    • SFP2012

      You cannot be serious???

  • IsraeliCojones

    To Doug:

    Liberal Jews (most of them at least) are not Jewish anymore: Liberalism has become their religion (like for Christian liberals). They will only change their political stance if they return to their roots (likewise, for a Liberal becoming "born again" Christian). So this implies a spiritual change before the political one can occur. In the meantime, they are ashamed of their own identity and Israel is an embarrassment for them. They don’t want to be associated with her, are ashamed of her, in some case hate her, like they hate themselves.

    They. Are. Liberals.

    This book is a reference on the subject, if you want to "get it":

    • Guest

      You said it better IC…didn’t have the chutzpah to explain because IMHO most
      folks do not get it and may hold this view as a norm…
      The confusion relating the German Reich to the America’s Right has long been
      entrenched in thinking….from generation to generation so that ABR…anybody but
      Republican is prominent. Often wonder how they would respond to a third party in America.

      But to keep in balance the ultra orthodox must be considered
      as well as they do not recognize Israel’s right to the Land until the Mashiach comes
      (thus as you know do not serve in the IDF…stating for other readers)…

      So, yes, we need prayer for the veil to be lifted…friendship is key…

      • IsraeliCojones

        But to keep in balance the ultra orthodox must be considered
        as well as they do not recognize Israel’s right to the Land until the Mashiach comes

        Ultra orthodox like these are less than 1,000 in the whole Jewish People.

        (thus as you know do not serve in the IDF…stating for other readers)…

        This is false. Yeshivat Hesder and other units of the same kind are proof of the contrary.

        • Guest

          1000 ??? I’m also speaking about here in America…the Chasidim not just Mea Shearim et al. Yeshivat Hesder…yes, less years as combatants as I recall because of their studies….I stand corrected….thank you for pointing out these worthy IDF members….

          added: IC…did you catch that Alaska had their first chasidic marriage recently…seemed..well..odd???

          • IsraeliCojones

             The greatest ultra-orthodox group in the US are the Habadnikim: they are Zionists and in Israel serve in the Army.

            Beware of generalizations when you speak of "ultra-orthodoxy" in general: they are huge differences between the various obediences regarding Israel and Zionism. The Gur Hassidut has nothing to do with the Satmar Hassidut for instance. I could go on and on.

            So please don’t generalize.

            As a matter of fact, the anti-Zionist tendency in ultra-orthodoxy is a very fringe group.

            Amazing where gulag are found

            gulag?! What the heck do you mean by that?

            • Guest

              If one were to detail one could never post "concepts"….
              Under whose "rule" are the Shabbat elevators ????
              I’ll generalize…you correct….

              Added: removed gulag…meant galut…multi-tasking…
              bad faux pas

              • IsraeliCojones


                Galut? Phew…

                You really made my blood boil here…

                PS: You’ve got a problem with Shabbat elevators? Why?

                • Guest

                  IC…..I am indeed ignorant on many Orthodox Jewsih customs….simply
                  because there are so many…. Yiddish is not my forte, but have studied Hebrew
                  under Gidon Gurion who help start the Ulpans in Israel before it became a State.
                  My Hebrew is very rusty. Have visited Israel many times on 5 week study tour, business & friends.

                  I also am Jewish & yes I have extensively studied the TNK & Brit Chadasha
                  for many years where forgiveness is paramount. I apologized with no ill intent.
                  Do you forgive me for accidently mixing up the words??? Seriously, no offense was intended….just been a very, very long moving season.

                  This expression I do know:
                  L’Shanah Tovah !!

                  • IsraeliCojones

                    Of course I forgive you, what question! At first, when you answered my post, I thought you deliberately ignored my question about the word and being flippant about it. So I went on a rant lol.

                    I’m sorry for the confusion and please forgive my over-reaction (I was seriously dumbfounded).

                    This Chassidic marriage in Alaska is a blessing, especially because it’s a first. :)

                    Now what’s your point on Shabbat elevators? Because there are not a problem, except for certain Halachik masters like Rabbi Ovadiah Yossef, who forbids the use of it because of "Marit Ayin" (the fear that an Orthodox Jew would be seen using it by a secular one and believed to transgress Shabbat, which is the door open for slandering the whole Orthodox community).

                    But per se, no more problem than for timers that we use extensively on Shabbat.

                    Shana Tova UMevurechet :)

                • Guest

                  actually I like Shabbat elevators especially when not in a hurry :-)) provides think time…
                  It serves as a good reminder of who I am….and great testimony to visitors…

                  Thank you for your forgiveness….and understanding.

                  • IsraeliCojones

                     You’re welcome. Again sorry for the over-reaction.

    • DougBrady

      Thanks IC,
      I’ll check that book out because this is something I’ve never understood. Since Jimmy Carter, at least, Dems have treated one of our most reliable allies on the planet like crap, and yet American Jews vote Democrat 80% of the time.  

      • IsraeliCojones

        You’re most welcome :)

        There is a lot to say on this subject and in the past, I have written quite a few lengthy posts on this.

        Another point of crucial importance:

        The Right hasn’t always been what it is today (I can’t understand why everybody keeps forgetting that. So strange.). Jews weren’t welcome, period, and I put it mildly. So the Democrats hijacked this community, as simple as that. Never let a crisis go to waste.

        At the same time when Jews were craving for integration and brotherhood, they have been rejected by the Right. And when I say "rejected", I mean "rejected" (like in the good ole’ European days).

        And it was so important for them to become Americans first (and Jews second or third) and fully contribute to the building of the American society – politically and socially – that they went where they could be accepted.

        In fact, the reason why I encourage people to read Podhoretz’s book is because, in this matter like in many others, there are always very heavy historical reasons why we face the situation – as unfortunate as we find it to be – we are in today.

  • dmac8889

    There is only one answer to this.  As long as the American people continue to tune into the LYING LEFT media, we will be treated like fools.  We must put them out of business by ignoring them and demand new News Agencies who will get answers from our leaders and not lying hypocrisy.  Does anyone actually recognized the Democrat Party anymore?  They have gone so far LEFT they now resemble those in the Media.

  • LLDub

    Hussein has got to go.  No matter what the other options.  He has got to go.

  • SonOfOriginalTed

    Albeit the Dem Jerusalem platform acknowledges Fla for Romney, Virgil Goode in Virginia means Romney can’t cross the line in November.

    You’re gonna be seeing more and more Palin ’16 movement taking shape (w/the Virginia loss, in one sense we’re essentially at Nov 7 right now).

  • Elwanda Burrell

    I will bless those that bless Israel and I will curse those that curse Israel……that is what the Bible says.  We back Israel or we go down the tube that is the way it is.  Our Country has been blessed by God because we have always had Israels back, my Mother told me that many years ago and I will never forget.

  • Carol Ann Markley Rockwell

    Because they are non believers in their own roots!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Carol Ann Markley Rockwell

    Why does the Jewish vote go overwhelmingly to a Democrat Party whose official position is that Israel has no capital?

    Because they are non believers in their own roots!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patriot41

    Why does it come as a surprise that a party that has dropped the name of God from it’s platform, would not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?  I too am perplexed, as to why the Jewish people would support a party that demonizes their God and the values that He has set fourth through the Jewish faith.  There can be no legitimate justification for the Jews to support the democrat party agenda, if they are faithful to their religious beliefs. 

  • independents4palin

    They changed the platform again, was watching it on The Five. But most of the Delegates were against it but changed it anyway.

    • Budvarakbar

       bad enuff they are a bunch of lying godless sob cowards — can’t even have a public vote — $hitheads all of them —

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