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Obama in 2008: Jerusalem Will Remain the Capital of Israel

Anonymous15620 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 2:35 PM
United States policy regarding Jerusalem is "Any negotiated agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state with secure, recognized, defensible borders. And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided." The 2008 Democratic platform stated, “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,” while the GOP’s 2008 platform read, “We support Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and moving the American embassy to that undivided capital of Israel.”

There’s a bit of a kerfuffle going on regarding Jerusalem these days. Last Thursday, Press Secretary Jay Carney refused to say which city is the capital of Israel.

 

Then, when Mitt Romney was in Israel as part of his international tour, he boldly stated that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. According to a White House spokesman, however - Romney is wrong:

“Our view is that that [Romney’s position] is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that...