RJC Releases Ad on DNC Jerusalem/Israel debacle

From the Republican Jewish Coalition:

RJC Releases Ad, Blasts Democrats for Stripping Jerusalem and Pro-Israel Support from Platform

Going back to 1972*, Democratic Platform Affirmed Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Washington, D.C. (September 5, 2012) — The Republican Jewish Coalition announced today the release of a print ad asking, “What is Missing from Obama’s 2012 Democratic Platform?” The ad shows that several pro-Israel provisions in the 2008 Democratic platform are missing from the 2012 document.

The ad will run as a full page in Thursday’s Charlotte Observer and then in Jewish papers next week in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.

This year, Democrats stripped out language that appeared in their 2008 platform saying that Jerusalem “is and will remain the capital of Israel” and language saying the issue of Palestinian refugees should be resolved by their settlement in a Palestinian state, not in Israel. The Democrats also removed language from 2008 calling for the isolation of Hamas and weakened the provision about ensuring that Israel retains a qualitative edge for self defense. The platform also stripped out language, which had previously been included, calling Israel “our strongest ally in the region.”

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

This will run as a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer on Thursday, so that we can send a special message to Pres. Obama and the Democratic Party during the Democratic National Convention. Then it will run in Jewish newspapers in Florida, Ohio, Nevada, and Pennsylvania next week.

The changes to the Democrat Party platform raise serious questions about Pres. Obama’s and the party’s commitment to Israel. It is clear from the platform that the Democrats are backing way from Israel at a critical time. This is yet another reason why Jewish support for Democrats continues to erode.

Click on the image below to see the full-size pdf of the ad.




9 thoughts on “RJC Releases Ad on DNC Jerusalem/Israel debacle

  1. I may get some details wrong but this is what I think happened. After one democrat congressman was asked by Bret Bair why they took the word G-d out of the dem platform, and instead of answering he filibustered about how could you question the values of dems, I am shocked that you would do that, blah, blah, blah instead of simply answering a simple question, and after it got out, especially in light of the knowledge that many Muslims were invited to this convention (though they were hard to find on camera), and the news got out about the Israel language changes, the dems got nervous.
    So what I heard is that, I think it was Strickland, put it all back in but needed a vote to get it back in. So he asked for a voice vote. The ayes were strong, but the nays were obviously stronger. So nervously and after conferring with others, he said he would try that again. Same response. Then, as if earnestly pleading with the ayes to sound louder, he tried a third time. No different result. But this is the “honest, democratic” party. Not to worry. By fiat he declared the language approved as written and it all went back into the platform.
    Does anyone know more than what I have said here about this?
    So the majority of dems didn’t want any mention of G-d in the platform or anything positive said about Israel in the platform, but they got it anyway. Truth in advertising be damned.

  2. Here’s what I think happened. I think the communist/radical left has become the majority in the Democratic Party, and this was the moment they’ve been waiting for. Removing God and Israel to them was no big deal. Just paperwork to reflect reality, because they in fact never believed in God, and long ago abandoned Israel. What happened was they got caught with their pants down, totally unprepared for any negative fallout, especially from the GOP. Can’t you just imagine the politically correct BS response say a McCain would have issued? Something about being sensitive to Arab-Americans and of course the platform doesn’t change the relationship between the US and Israel, blah, blah, blah. Guess what, this time around, the GOP is all over the new media, and is proactive. So they realized this was major, “oops, can’t alienate anymore Jewish votes can we” moment, so they rammed through the best fix they could. However, it doesn’t change the fact that Obama and Co. has thrown Israel under the bus, something the party has been itching to do for decades, and the sad truth is that radical communist JINO Jews , Medea Benjamin et al, are not only on board with this, but helped orchestrate it. This is the Democratic Party today.

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