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Democrats Amend Platform to Back Jerusalem as Israel Capital

September 05, 2012

Democrats meeting at their national convention today in Charlotte, North Carolina, amended their party’s platform to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

After three voice votes, the delegates agreed to restore language from the party’s 2008 platform, which said, “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.”

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