Language in the 2008 Democratic platform calling Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel has been stripped from this year’s document, reflecting the current White House stance that Jerusalem’s status must be determined by negotiation, according to The Lid.
“Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel,” the 2008 platform declared. But four years later, the phrase is gone.
According to the blog, other pro-Israel aspects of the 2008 platform have been watered down as well.
The revelation comes as Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren released a statement denying a claim by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz that he had said “what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”
Oren all but asserted Wasserman Schultz was lying.
“I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel,” Oren said. “Bipartisan support is a paramount national interest for Israel, and we have great friends on both sides of the aisle.”