Via the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have dropped from their platform recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that has opened President Barack Obama to criticism from Republican rival Mitt Romney.
Four years ago Democrats stated unequivocally that “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.”
Israelis and Palestinians both claim the city as their capital.
Democratic spokeswoman Melanie Roussell defended the change. She says the Obama administration is taking the same Jerusalem policy as every Republican and Democratic administration since 1967, while seeking resolution in a two-state peace agreement.
This should be surprising to anyone who’s been paying attention these past four years given how poorly Obama has consistently treated one of our most important and trusted allies. Obamas open hostility to Israel has been apparent since the very beginning of Hopenchange. Who can forget Obama advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski suggesting in 2009 that the U.S. defend Iran … against Israel. About six weeks today’s dissing of Israel was foreshadowed when Obama’s spokesman, Jay Carney, refused to answer a simple inquiry into what city Obama considered to be the capital of Israel:
In dodging the question, Carney kept insisting that Obama’s position hadn’t changed, and therefore it was unnecessary for him to respond. Hadn’t changed from what position? This one?
After today’s middle finger extension to Israel, I’d have to conclude that Obama’s position has indeed changed from that which candidate Obama declared to AIPAC in 2008. Maybe we should ask Israeli Prime Minsiter Netanyahu what city he considers to be Israel’s capital?
Remind me again: why does the Jewish vote go overwhelmingly to a Democrat Party whose official position is that Israel has no capital?