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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Betrayal: AJC doesn't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital either

JTA's Ron Kampeas has a post-mortem of how the Democratic party platform came not to include Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Kampeas includes this:
A Jewish official, speaking on background, said that at least three American Israel Public Affairs Committee officials were present during the entire period when the platform was drafted last month in Minneapolis. Other Democratic and Jewish officials confirmed AIPAC’s participation in the process. Wexler said he had consulted with AIPAC officials on parts of the platform but had not discussed Jerusalem with them.

A source close to AIPAC said that the group never saw the full platform language, and that AIPAC officials were not in the room when the platform was being drafted. The source noted that AIPAC in its written submissions had made the case for including a reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but also noted that AIPAC regarded both party platforms’ final draft Israel sections as “strong.”

The Anti-Defamation League included language referencing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in its written submission to both platform committees; the American Jewish Committee did not.
If you look up the American Jewish Committee's submission to the Democratic National Committee, you will see that Kampeas is right. The word "Jerusalem" does not appear anywhere in that submission. Coincidence?

The AJC should get hell over this.

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At 8:00 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

It would be interesting to find out if the consulate people had any contact or input during or before or after or...

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

I am no more concerned with the nonsense the Dems spout about Israel than I am the nonsense the Arab press does. Dems have lost the Jewish vote this time and for a generation.


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