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Democrats Update Platform with Jerusalem, God Reference

posted on September 6, 2012

After receiving criticism for removing references to “God” and to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital from their platform, Democrats approved a floor vote at their national convention in Charlotte to reinsert this language, which had appeared in platforms in years past. Jessica Yellin reports for CNN that “President Barack Obama himself intervened regarding the Jerusalem language … adding, that he thought the original draft was ‘a strong statement and he didn’t want there to be any confusion about his unshakeable commitment to the security of state israel. The issue of the day is Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah.'”

Read at CNN