Biden’s Democratic Party Israel platform: “U.S. embassy, which Trump moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018, five months after recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, should remain there”

Democratic Party advances platform, including language on Israel
July 16, 2020

Members of the drafting committee voted to approve the language of the Democratic Party’s 2020 platform in a virtual meeting on Wednesday ahead of the July 27 vote by the full 187-member platform committee, including the party’s conventional language surrounding the U.S.-Israel alliance…The platform also expresses opposition to “unilateral steps by either side—including applying sovereignty to Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank—that jeopardizes the prospects for two states” and objection to “settlement expansion.”…”We believe that while Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations, it should remain the capital of Israel, an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.” READ MORE

JEWISH INSIDER DNC advances the 2020 platform, including a pro-Israel plank, by unanimous consent An individual with knowledge of the internal process told JI that while the committee discussed including a reference to ‘occupation’ — a proposal backed by Sanders allies and J Street — the panel drafted language that more closely mirrors the views expressed by the Biden campaign in recent weeks.

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