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Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:24 PM

 

Trump: The Republican platform is most pro-Israel of all time

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4828377,00.html

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has referred to the new Republican Party platform, set to be adopted at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, as the “most pro-Israel of all time!”

Trump made this statement on Thursday via his Twitter account. He has additionally announced that he will make his choice of running mate known on Friday. Former Speaker of the House of Representative Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are among the candidates to run as Trump’s VP.

The new platform, which has been approved by representatives of the Republican Party, has been amended to take out the party’s support of a two-state solution. A mention of Palestine has also been taken out, according to CNN, which managed to get hold of a copy of the platform’s draft. In addition, the new platform mentions an undivided Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:27 PM

1. How the Republican and Democratic Platforms Differ on Israel

 

The Republican platform’s language relating to Israel was adopted by the party’s platform committee on July 12. In past elections, the official Republican and Democratic positions on Israel and the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were largely identical, signaling the remarkable success of pro-Israel organizations and brass from both parties in ensuring that one of the most emotional topics in international affairs wouldn’t become a partisan issue in the U.S. But that bipartisan consensus is fraying, at least as far as the parties’ official positions go.

The Republican platform language—touted by presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and others as the most pro-Israel “of all time”—clearly diverges from its Democratic counterpart. The Democratic platform registered the party’s opposition the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; the Republican platform decries it as one of several “alternative forms of warfare” being waged against the Jewish state. The Republican platform “reject[s] the false notion that Israel is an occupier;” no similar statement appears in the Democratic platform, and the party considered naming Israel as an occupying power in their own platform. The Republicans will seek to “thwart actions that are intended to limit commercial relations with Israel, or persons or entities doing business in Israel or in Israeli-controlled territories,” a dig at efforts to sanction or limit trade related to Israeli enterprises in the West Bank or Golan Heights, like the EU’s special labeling of settlement products earlier this year. The Democratic platform opposes BDS, but makes no mention of efforts only targeting lands outside of Israel’s internationally recognized territory.

Unlike the Democratic platform, the Republican platform actively opposes “measures intended to impose an agreement or to dictate borders or other terms,” and “call[s] for the immediate termination of all U.S. funding of any entity that attempts to do so”—a provision likely referring to the possibility of the UN Security Council passing a resolution outlining a final status outcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, something that the Obama administration has reportedly considered backing over the years. The Democratic platform includes no such language. Most notably, the Republican platform contains no reference to the establishment of a Palestinian state, although it affirms that the U.S. “seeks to assist in the establishment of comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East, to be negotiated among those living in the region.” The Democrats, meanwhile, urge that “Palestinians should be free to govern themselves in their own viable state, in peace and dignity.”

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/208036/how-the-republican-and-democratic-platforms-differ-on-israel

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 07:08 PM

4. Most of this they got wrong.

They're right about BDS though.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:28 PM

2. Seems to me that the Republican platform is a carte blanche for Netanyahu.

But then again, the whole platform reads like the political manifesto of a madman. I had no idea that there was a pornography "public health crisis", for example.

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 07:09 PM

5. The "pornography crisis" is not just from Reps.

Feminist groups have been claiming that for years.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 06:46 PM

3. It is the most pro-Israel platform either party has ever had.

 

It's not possible to be more pro-Israel than the 2016 Republican party.

People can draw their own inferences from that.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 07:44 PM

6. They could run Netanyahu next time.

 

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 10:08 PM

7. The most pro-Israel major party nominee

 

in US history is also the one favored by the alt-right.

Hmmm, I wonder what the common link is.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 10:13 PM

8. I thought he lost the Democratic presidential primaries... n/t

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 10:15 PM

9. Sanders is not as pro -Israel as Trump.

 

I don't think being pro-Israel is a progressive trait.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 10:18 PM

10. Please enlighten me in what way Trump is pro-Israel,

because I can't remember anything thing else than him being supportive of the Israeli extreme right.

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 10:23 PM

11. His policy is that the US shouldn't interfere with Israel's occupation

 

and he opposes diplomacy with Iran, which is the dominant position of Israeli voters.

There is nothing in his positions or the GOP platform that could possibly lead to a disagreement with any Israeli government.

You can't get more pro-Israel than offering to rubber stamp Israel's wish list.

Israel had a friend in Obama and they hate him for it. They prefer an enabler which is what Trump is offering.

Also, Sanders appointed Zogby and Cornel West to the DNC Platform Committee.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 10:38 PM

12. I think Israel needs real friends, not idiot friends who don't care about the consequences.

I really hope that the Trump cheering squad will never have their wish come true.

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 15, 2016, 10:42 PM

13. What Israel needs is not anyone's business but Israel's.

 

Trump is a vile, racist fascist sack of shit and will lose in November. That he will lose is the only reason Bibi is keeping his distance.

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