8:23 AM, Sep 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Chuck Schumer does not know President Obama’s position on Jerusalem.
Schumer is asked about Obama’s position after Democrats removed this pro-Israel language from this year’s party platform: “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.”
Schumer is not able to say why that language has been removed, and where President Obama stands on the issue.
CNN reported yesterday that the language was removed so that the platform would be aligned with the Obama administration’s positions. The Democratic National Committee is “simply following what the Obama administration’s policy is,” CNN reported. “That the White House said several months ago that the status of Jerusalem is an issue that should be resolved in the final status negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians and that is why that is not in the platform as it was in 2008.”