There are three lessons from the Democrats’ Jerusalem platform snafu, J.J. Goldberg writes. Jews still matter. Israel matters to Jews. And Muslim Americans are emerging as a political force.
It’s the time of year to get off our collective high horse, J.J. Goldberg writes. Rep. Jared Polis was right to warn Democrats not to turn their back on Christian evangelicals.
President Barack Obama pledged to maintain his support for Israel and to counter Iran’s threat in his nomination acceptance speech. He also took a jab at Sheldon Adelson.
Sandra Fluke — she of the Limbaugh slut-shaming and the Jewish boyfriend — gave a strong speech about contraception and women’s health at the DNC last night. Bumped up to primetime, the young activist got the crowd excited and did an admirable job hitting the Republican candidates hard over their party’s series of legislative attempts against reproductive rights and health care that are now known as “The War on Women.” She enumerated the worst aspects of that war quite clearly:
Republicans and Democrats alike have often called on rabbis to lead prayers at their conventions. In 2012, as in 1896, they hope to deliver subtle political messages, Jonathan Sarna writes.
The Anti-Defamation League decried three recent reported Nazi analogies used in political debate, all by Democrats.
The Knesset speaker excoriated the Democrats for initially leaving out (then putting back in) mention of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The deputy speaker disagrees.
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Jerusalem has many mysteries, but none may be as perplexing at present as its disappearance from the Democratic Party platform.
Democrats plan to restore language in the party platform recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, NBC News first reported.