Democrats Change Platform; Recognize Palestinian Aspirations, Reject Language Accusing Israel of ‘Occupation’
Democrats — seeking to unify after a bruising primary — have sidestepped a potentially messy fight over Israel in the party’s platform, at least for the time being.
Advocates for greater recognition of Palestinian positions think that the progressive surge spurred by Bernie Sanders gives them their best shot yet at reorienting the Democratic platform at next month’s convention. But they’ve run into a party establishment that insists the position won’t change — especially with Hillary Clinton, who has deep ties to Israel, at the top of the ticket.
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