The Democratic Party platform and Israel

While Stand for Israel is non-partisan, we were legitimately surprised and disappointed to learn that the 2012 platform of the Democratic party had a few key changes on the issue of Israel.

While the status of Jerusalem as a point on which Israelis and Palestinians will have to negotiate is NOT unique to the Obama Administration, the Democratic party platform has stated Israel’s sovereignty over the city as a value of the party – until now. Barry Rubin spells out the problematic nature of that and other changes. It is important to note, as Rubin does, that the platform still commits the party to support for Israel’s security and right to self-defense.


Author: Stand For Israel | September 5, 2012
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  • BILLY
    September 27, 2012
    6:36 pm
     

    NO WONDER OUR COUNTRY IS DROPING DOWN,GOD IS NOT HAPPY WITH A COUNTRY LETTING ISRAEL FAIL

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  • Erick
    September 10, 2012
    10:12 pm
     

    I SUPPORT ISRAEL 100% I`M A HISPANIC MALE AND MY WIFE AND I PRAY FOR ISRAEL EVERY DAY, GOD IS IN CONTROL. LETS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT

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  • Aliza
    September 9, 2012
    10:02 am
     

    Israel and Jerusalem always was belong to the jews and always will be, and if Obama doesn’t like it, he can go back to Chicago where he came from.

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    • Danny
      September 28, 2012
      7:05 am
       

      I agree with you 100%, but I don’t think Chicago is were he’s from. He needs to go back to were he was born KENYA.

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  • mrken
    September 8, 2012
    7:56 pm
     

    Bible prophecy is being fullfilled all nations will turn againest ISRAEL in the last days!!! GOD will have no mercy!!

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  • Laurie
    September 7, 2012
    8:35 pm
     

    I am so glad that the Lord revealed to me years ago that we are to love the Jews and to stand with them.And I do.:) God’s word plainly tells us that He will bless us(even as a nation)if we bless Israel and He will curse(bring judgment)to those who curse Israel.
    Obama and the rest of his Israel hating partners
    will,in God’s timing, be cursed(judged)on their hate for Israel.
    It breaks my heart to know that our nation is foolish and ignorant enough to vote someone in to be president that is not a U.S.citizen and most of all to put someone in leadership that is a muslim in their heart of hearts. If you get a chance to read the ‘Koran’you will find out that it is filled with hate for Americans,Jews,Born-again(conservative)christians and those that stand with the Jews.Obama’s actions are alligned with these teachings.He is trying to bring U.S. down to a 3rd world country, he does not like born-again(conservative) christians and he hates the Jews. Let’s do our part- pray & vote this man out of office.

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  • Barbara
    September 7, 2012
    10:58 am
     

    I used to be a democrat, I was raised a democrat.Four years ago I didn’t like what I was hearing, way too many lies. I voted republican then and I will again. This is bad when you are ashamed of your party so badly that, you trade sides.This is hard to believe that Obama and the whole democrat party has turned against God and his wishes ! I used to respect Hillary Clinton now, she’s just another load of crap to throw out. Will be praying for Israel daily !!!!

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  • Edwin
    September 6, 2012
    11:15 pm
     

    As Christians, our obligation is to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and our leaders. God is not a Republican or Democrat, God is just! Stop the politic, remember Leaders are established by God.

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  • CECELIA
    September 6, 2012
    5:10 pm
     

    WHAT I MEANT WAS TAKING A STAND FOR CHRIST. HOW? IF SOMEONE IS DOING WRONG REMOVE YOUR SELF. I AM NO LONGER A DEMOCRAT. MY IDENTITY IS WITH CHRIST. I STAND WITH GOD & ISRAEL. LET US ALL DO THE SAME.

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  • CECELIA
    September 6, 2012
    4:41 pm
     

    I AM A NATIVE AMERICAN, MINORITY,A NAVY MOM & NAVY WIFE, A GRANDMOTHER, A BELIEVER & FOLLOWER OF CHRIST JESUS. A RETIRED VA NURSE, A SENIOR CITIZEN, ETC. I TOOK STAND & CHOSE GOD. HOW? I CHANGED PARTY

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  • rooster
    September 6, 2012
    10:14 am
     

    seems the church has forgotten GODS word of the last days.and the church is focused on politics and not the GOSPEL.GOD has lifted HIS hand from america.we are fallen from his grace.repent and seek HIS face.there is a remnant out there.GOD will fulfill all HIS word says.ISREAL is in danger and she will defend herself even against america.pray…pray…pray

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  • Dan
    September 6, 2012
    10:01 am
     

    I believe its a very sad day for America when a major political party turns on its friends. Not only have the democrats turned against God,but they’ve turned on Israel the only true democracy in the Middle East. There will be ramifications for this nation. Lord forgive us for dropping you and supporting your people Israel.

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  • JOE
    September 6, 2012
    9:37 am
     

    GOD WILL PROTECT ISRAEL WHETHER THE USA SUPPORTS THEM OR NOT. OUR PRAYER SHOULD BE TO LOOK AT OUR HEART AND SEE WHERE WE ARE AT AND HOW WE CAN HELP THE LOST AND GET OUT OF THIS SPIRITUAL MESS WE HAVE PUT OUR COUNTRY IN.

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  • SAMUEL
    September 6, 2012
    7:53 am
     

    NO ISRAEL, NO SALVATION.

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  • Alan
    September 6, 2012
    4:29 am
     

    Remarks without resolve, testimony without commitment. The DNC has no real interest in supporting Israel as this nations liberal minds are committed to appeasing Islam.
    We in the U.S. fail to realize that Israel doesn’t need us as God will faithfully care for His own (Israel). We (The U.S.) have likely outlived our role in His divine plan.

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  • Anita
    September 5, 2012
    11:42 pm
     

    Sadly but true the beggining of the end of America God does not lie, cursed are those that hate Israel. he who reigns supreme does not sleep or slumber

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  • Herb
    September 5, 2012
    11:18 pm
     

    While I as a proud believer in the Jews being God’s people. I am also a proud African American who grew up in the south, 1960′s,I will never forget the Jews who risked lives coming down to support us.

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  • bob
    September 5, 2012
    7:21 pm
     

    i was born and raised in chicago and have no doubt that president obama is a black muslim after the order of elijah muhammed and louis farrakhan.he has demonstrated his poor intentions toward israel since the beginning of his reign.
    but god says to the proud that here their waves will be stayed and proceed no furthur.he alone is the protector of his people israel,forever and ever

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  • Karen
    September 5, 2012
    6:50 pm
     

    Everyone–right on! But, we all need to pray to our Precious Lord Jesus Christ, that our Nation will return as “One Nation Under God” so that we can return as a Christian nation that we’ve always been.In the past President Obama had the nerve to annouce that “The U.S. is no longer a Christian Nation.” My question to him would be: “Mr. President have you asked the U.S. Christians and Jews including myself? We have a voice and we will speak for ourselves,”In God We Trust!” Bless the Christians and Jews who support Jesus and Romney for the next election—pray,everyone pray! We already have the victory!

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    • Laura
      September 6, 2012
      11:00 am
       

      Ok, so the Dems took a floor “vote” and they were directed to say that the vote was to put GOD and JERUSALEM back on the platform. Obama knew he had better change this or lose some votes! All politics

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      • annie
        September 7, 2012
        11:35 am
         

        yes, they took to platform Israel and G’D. Why? because they got criticized by Rep. and they want to stay on top. Yes, they have a better solution to probably getting this nation back to work, but at what expense. He (obama) said he was a christian,(you can’t serve two gods)Our G’D is a very jealous G’D)) yet he sold his soul to the devil himself when announcing same sex marriage. G’D says to beware of those who speak with a forked tongue. So people vote your conscious and pray to the Almighty G’D for guidance. He blesses those who bless Israel and curses those that curse Israel. As for Israel G’D's plan never falters, for HE will defend her always.

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  • Terri
    September 5, 2012
    5:42 pm
     

    During this month of the Muslim holiday Ramadan our president has put his wedding ring and watch in the shop. The coincidence is that Muslims are not allowed to wear their jewelry and appantly neither is the president of the USA. Better wake up America!

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  • Ron
    September 5, 2012
    5:23 pm
     

    Just watch the movie 2016 and you will see how Obama views Israel and why it was left our of the Demo. platform. They sorta added it back today.

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  • Myrna
    September 5, 2012
    4:52 pm
     

    The majority of people in America don’t even believe in God, much less understand the importance of Israel in the future of the entire world. God help us.

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  • Paul
    September 5, 2012
    4:46 pm
     

    Obama should be called NOBAMA because he will continue to throw Israel under a buss!! AMERICA DROP OBAMA!!!

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  • Paul
    September 5, 2012
    4:39 pm
     

    I think Obama should be NOBAMA as he is NOT for this critical ally of America and Canada, Oba

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    • Macon Ray
      September 6, 2012
      11:21 am
       

      I agree with you. We HAVE to support Isreal. We have NO choice.
      Thanks for your stand……………..

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  • Barbara
    September 5, 2012
    2:24 pm
     

    I personally feel that this is a crucial time in history,that the prophets of old has spoken of times like these.Nations against nations, wars and rumors of war. USA must stand with Israel and pray fervently for the peace and safety of Jerusalem and Israel.Israel is the cradle of the world and all other nations want it. God has given this land to you and God will avenge Israel and its people. A godless nation draws the spirit of witchcraft and rebellion. It is a praying time. I am praying and interceding. II Chron. 7:14

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    • John
      September 5, 2012
      5:53 pm
       

      To All Saying our Creator Jehovah did give The Gaza, west bank and Jerusalem to The Israel Tribe of Juda but These Islamic Dogs want to Steal our Citys from Israel so we must Fight to get our Land back and 2nd do not Vote for President Obama a 2nd time around for he will try to take Jeruselem from Israel so we must stop him now, Shalom

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    • Christian
      September 6, 2012
      1:38 pm
       

      …a Godless nation draws the spirit of witchcraft and rebellion…/This was taken from a blog about U.S. policy towards Israel,and the ramifications that will overcome our nation, by God himself.

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      • Christian
        September 6, 2012
        3:28 pm
         

        I want to correct myself when I stated the phase;…about U.S. policy toward Israel…I meant to state my confusion of our direction in policy,and the wrath of God to any nation that turns away.cris

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  • John
    September 5, 2012
    2:22 pm
     

    If anyone needed any MORE evidence of Obama and his Gang’s hostility toward Israel, look no further. Amazing to me that there are still some Jews supporting Obama!

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  • Simeon
    September 5, 2012
    2:21 pm
     

    He Who keeps Israel neither slumber nor sleep.

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  • Carol
    September 5, 2012
    2:10 pm
     

    I think the wrath of God should come down on the Democratic party and President Obama for this atrocious policy regarding Jerusalem and their obvious support of Israel’s enemies and their pandering to the palestinians.

    Genesis 12:3 the Lord makes it clear, that, “I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you”

    We need to let Obama go this fall, so we can save the United States of America from God’s curse upon us for not supporting Israel.

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    • Laura
      September 6, 2012
      11:04 am
       

      Amen! We need to pray to Almighty God that the Christians in this country will stand up and support Israel like God intends for us to do. Maybe then he will spare the U.S. and bless us instead.

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    • Nicky
      September 7, 2012
      8:09 am
       

      Hey wake up when are not in Genesis.we are all under grace.Prayer is the answer. God says love your enemy. When u curse someone else you are cursing yourself. Pray, patience and forgiveness is the key

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    • Jessie
      September 23, 2012
      2:04 pm
       

      Carol
      I agree our god sees all and he will know who voted for obama and who did not. Our god, the god of Israel will know and if they take our god, the god of Israel out of the white house again and put the muslim god in, America will no longer be the America we know. But for the people who love and support Israel god will bless us but for those who don’t well all I can say is this, god will take them down from their high places and they will find themselves stripped of everything.

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  • Gary
    September 5, 2012
    2:05 pm
     

    Anything obama says in support of Israel is a lie. He hates Israel and wants to see it destroyed. He is evil.

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  • carole
    September 5, 2012
    1:31 pm
     

    Israel is the capital of Israel just as Washington D.C. is the capital of the U.S. THere should be no question about it.

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  • Wesley
    September 5, 2012
    1:30 pm
     

    Israel’s future is not negotiable, Jerusalem is not negotiable.

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  • Duane
    September 5, 2012
    1:24 pm
     

    It’s very clear that the Democratic party does not have Israels Back! Obama is not for Israel, and the Good people need to see this.

    “May God Bless and Always Keep Israel”

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  • CONNIE
    September 5, 2012
    1:17 pm
     

    IF AMERICAN DOES NOT STAN FOR ISRAEL GOD WILL NOT BLESS HER ANY MORE,I AM PRYING FOR BOTH,GOD CHANGE THINGS,GIVE AMERICAN A NEW LEADER

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  • Malcom
    September 5, 2012
    1:17 pm
     

    Trying to listen to the so called demoncratic party scream and yell and lie about their master. I don’t think they have time for Israel right now. they are having a hard enough time trying to keep their faces straight for all the stories they are telling. They haven’t got to the pro-palestian speeches of peace and Iran just wants cheap power yet. Israel is on the back burner. Unless the master comes out and demands peace at all costs.

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  • Robert
    September 5, 2012
    1:02 pm
     

    If the dems win in Nov it will be the down fall of the USA.

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    • Pricila
      September 5, 2012
      9:07 pm
       

      I PRAY TO OUR GOD TO PROTECT US, IF THAT WILL HAPPEN, GOD HEAR’S THE PRAYER OF HIS PEOPLE. LET US PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PEOPLE AND PEOPLE IN ISRAEL.

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  • James
    September 5, 2012
    12:58 pm
     

    The DNC platform does not recognize JERUSALEM as the capitol of Israel which is blasphemas..

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    • Pricila
      September 5, 2012
      9:03 pm
       

      WHY THE PEOPLE HERE IN THE USA, ARE DECIDING THE BUSINESS OF OTHER COUNTRY? ISRAEL PEOPLE ARE THE ONE WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE’S ABOUT THERE CAPITAL OR THERE COUNTRY NOT US IN THIS COUNTRY!!!

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  • jerry
    September 5, 2012
    12:50 pm
     

    Dems are throwing Israel people under the bus, but no surprise – that’s their nature!! Same vein as removing the reference to God from their Party platform!

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  • Don
    September 5, 2012
    12:46 pm
     

    Obama, Secret (power) Service code name Renegade, who came to power, but not by his own power, will continue leading the USA. He will develop a peace covenant for Israel and the temple will be built.

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    • Jim
      September 6, 2012
      4:32 am
       

      Dream on Don,even from South Africa we can all see what kind of closet muslim Obama is, he will betray Israel time & time again !!

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  • Jack
    September 5, 2012
    12:46 pm
     

    I believe that it is time that Jews realize this is not the same party we have been supporting for so long. It no longer believes in people, only government, not God, not parents, not community nor religion should decide a persons role on earth and maybe in heaven as well.
    Thankyou and shalom

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  • Neville
    September 5, 2012
    12:43 pm
     

    Omama has betrayed Israel on all fronts. I am praying that he does NOT get a second term. Obama did not keep his promise.If he does,it will be the distraction of the U.S., Israel and the free world.

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  • Imogene
    September 5, 2012
    12:38 pm
     

    God has always taken care of Israel and will not stop now. Trust in God and not in man. America is not God.I am still praying and sending what little money I can from my set salary to Jews For Jesus.

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    • marvin
      September 5, 2012
      7:18 pm
       

      imagene send your money to Israel direct there is no such thing as Jews for JESUS YOU ARE ONE OR THE OTHER there is not a single source from the prophets supporting a Jesus,if you do not twist the prophets words

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    • Pricila
      September 5, 2012
      9:01 pm
       

      YES OUR JEWISH BRETHREN IN THE LORD. AMENNNNNNN GOD BLESSED THEM AND KEEP THEM.

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  • thomas
    September 5, 2012
    12:34 pm
     

    I place no trust in the Obama adminsistration.

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  • jeb
    September 5, 2012
    12:31 pm
     

    I told friends the fact checkers would run out of paper trying to keep up with the inaccuracies and just outright lies told last night. Where is the honor in the DNC? They are still the KKK but turned insiode out, they can say Allah but not God.

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  • Elena
    September 5, 2012
    12:29 pm
     

    Obama is a liar. I remember his pre election speech. Somebody should give him the book “The Secret War Against The Jews”. Oh yes, I almost forgot. Does anybody remember Howard Baker? What did he say in such polite language – ” F— The Jews, let them bleed some more! The Administration is only friendly with Israel if it suits their purpose. Doesn’t anybody get it?

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  • tony
    September 5, 2012
    12:28 pm
     

    I am committed to the support and a strong alliance with God’s chosen, Israel. Anything less, is unacceptable, and should not even be considered. Jerusalem belongs to Israel; always has, always will. Anyone who tries to take the land from God’s people is in for a rude awakening!! AMEN!!!

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    • Pricila
      September 5, 2012
      8:58 pm
       

      AMENNNNNNNNNN, GOD BLESSED YOU FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF GOD. BUT NOT BECAUSE OF THEM THAT GOD WILL ACT, BUT BECAUSE OF HIS OWN WORD THAT HE SAID, BECAUSE GOD LOVE’S THEM.

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    • Pricila
      September 5, 2012
      8:59 pm
       

      AMENNNNNNNNNN

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  • Jacob
    September 5, 2012
    12:19 pm
     

    Let us pray the we’re countiong down the days of the Obam administration & that like Carter, he’ll merit one full term.

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  • Dr. Larry
    September 5, 2012
    12:14 pm
     

    The Demorats are finally showing their true colors toward Israel. Why would any self respecting Jew in America vote such creatures is beyond comprehension

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  • Henry
    September 5, 2012
    12:03 pm
     

    I believe that the U.S. will have to back up Israel since they are the only allied that we have in that area. If Israel is lost (due to Mr. Obama’s reelection) we could say good bye to the world that believe in democracy.

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  • Pa
    September 5, 2012
    11:57 am
     

    Plain and simple Forget God and Forget Israel. AND GOD WILL FORGET AMERICA AND WILL CURSE THE ONES WHO CURSE ISRAEL!

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