WSJ: What Is Israel’s Capital? Democrats Have Trouble Saying

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Every Democratic Party platform since 1992 has cited Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. This year wasn’t so simple. For Israel and its supporters, the drama over the 2012 Democratic Party platform can only arouse new worries about the direction of American policy.

By ELLIOTT ABRAMS

Have you ever met anybody who read the party platform? I’ve never met anybody.” So quipped House Speaker John Boehner at the Republican convention last week. But platforms, and their changes over time, do reflect how party leaders see America and the world. Hence the justified criticism over the Democratic Party platform’s failure to identify Jerusalem as the capital of Israel—until a barrage of criticism forced a rewrite on Wednesday. READ THE REST IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

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