Sunday, September 09, 2012

RJC Ad On Rift In Democratic Party On Support For Israel

The episode exposed tensions on Israsel within the [Democratic] Party, put Democrats on the defensive and created a public relations spectacle as Obama arrived in the convention city to claim his Party's nomination for a second term

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) came out on Friday with an ad addressing the rift in the Democratic party in its support for Israel:
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “Important pro-Israel language was stripped from the Democrats’ platform this year, including lines recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and calling Israel America’s ‘strongest ally’. When they tried to reinstate the language on Jerusalem, the convention chairman couldn’t get a clear two-thirds vote and just declared the language added – receiving loud boos from the convention floor.

He continued, “This is a sad display by the Democratic Party and is an indication of how much the Democratic Party has changed in recent years. It was chilling to watch; who could have imagined the day when supporting Jerusalem would be resoundingly booed at a Democratic convention?”
Here is the ad:

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