#Democratic Platform #JStreet joined #Sanders in lobbying for a “new consensus” approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Dems Reject Sanders’ Platform Proposal on Israel
by Jacob Kornbluh
June 25, 2016

The Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee on Friday voted down an amendment that would have called for “an end to occupation and illegal settlements” and an international effort to rebuild Gaza during a meeting in St. Louis. The amendment was introduced by Palestinian activist James Zogby, who said Senator Bernie Sanders helped craft. Instead, the 15-member drafting committee approved a draft that advocates for a “two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” that guarantees Israel’s security with recognized borders “and provides the Palestinians with independence, sovereignty, and dignity.”…Jeremy Ben-Ami, president and founder of J Street, welcomed the decision to include language that “recognizes the legitimate rights and national aspirations of the Palestinian people,” saying it marks an “important step forward for the party.” READ MORE

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