Republican Jewish Coalition Blasts Dems. for Israel Rift
4:52 PM, Sep 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Republican Jewish Coalition will be running this print ad in several Jewish newspapers, calling attention to the growing rift in the Democratic party over support of Israel:
"At the Democratic Party convention in Charlotte, NC, it's become painfully clear that this Party is no longer the Democratic Party of our parents' generation," the ad reads. "This week has witnessed a shocking series of events. These regrettable incidents reveal a Party that has wandered far from its origins."
Matt Brooks, executive director of the RJC, says in a statement:
"Important pro-Israel language was stripped from the Democrats' platform this year, including lines recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and calling Israel America's 'strongest ally'. When they tried to reinstate the language on Jerusalem, the convention chairman couldn't get a clear two-thirds vote and just declared the language added - receiving loud boos from the convention floor.
"This is a sad display by the Democratic Party and is an indication of how much the Democratic Party has changed in recent years. It was chilling to watch; who could have imagined the day when supporting Jerusalem would be resoundingly booed at a Democratic convention?"