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DNC on Removing Pro-Israel Language from Platform: 'Following What the Obama Administration's Policy Is'

6:00 PM, Sep 4, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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CNN reports on the reason this year's Democratic platform is stripped of certain pro-Israel language: The Democratic National Committee is "simply following what the Obama administration's policy is. That the White House said several months ago that the status of Jerusalem is an issue that should be resolved in the final status negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians and that is why that is not in the platform as it was in 2008."

In 2008, the Democratic platform stated, "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."

That language is not in this year's platform.

The CNN reporter calls the omission "perplexing."

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