The Democratic Party platform has dropped Jerusalem as the
capital of Israel -- a move that doesn't surprise one legal
As American Center
for Law and Justice (ACLJ) spokesman David French points out,
the party has been "taking on the character and attitudes of the
academic left," which has been anti-Israel for a long time.
"You begin to see that
reflected in the actions of the Obama administration … literally
dating back to the beginning of his administration when he called
for Israel to negotiate with their 1967 borders as the starting
position of negotiations rather than something approximating an
ending position," French recalls. "It's entirely consistent with
their drift towards the anti-Israel left."
The attorney suggests that the two parties' differing level of
support for Israel is "quite profound and quite obvious." But the
Democratic Party's platform simply encourages Israel's enemies.
"This is just appeasing the genocidal elements of the Arab world
that not only seek to deny Israel its own capital, but seek to deny
its right to exist," he warns.
Another reason the ACLJ is not surprised by this move is the
fact that God was also dropped from the platform. So, while Mitt
Romney does recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, French
concludes that the contrasts between the two parties "get clearer
every single election cycle."