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September 4, 2012 12:00 pm

Democrat’s Platform Leaves Out Jerusalem, Affirms Military Option Against Iran

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President Obama and Vice President Biden on stage at the DNC Convention in 2008. Photo: wiki commons.

JTA – The 2012 Democratic Party platform omits language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and suggests that military force is “on the table” as an option for addressing the Iranian nuclear issue.

The platform released late Monday night makes no mention of Jerusalem or of the issue of Israel’s capital. By contrast, the 2008 platform stated that “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel.” The 2008 platform also stated that the parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations.”

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