STATEMENT BY RYE TOWN SUPERVISOR AND CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JOE CARVIN ON OMISSION OF JERUSALEM AS
ISRAEL'S HISTORIC CAPITAL IN DNC PLATFORM
September 5, 2012
"The Democratic Party under President Obama has made it official: It wants to sever Jerusalem from the Israeli state.
"The omission of Jerusalem as Israel's historic capital in the Democratic Party platform is a slap in the face to all those who support America's closest ally in the Middle East.
"It is deeply disappointing that Congresswoman Nita Lowey voiced no protest while this significant language change was being made in her party's platform. Words matter, and this language change speaks volumes about where the Democratic Party under this president is headed.
"Voters of all religions who love and support Israel will have something to say about this at the ballot box."