Democrat delegate who booed God and Jerusalem at DNC convention Alex Yudelson says a divided Jerusalem widely recognized as essential to a two-state solution
Ah yes, another self hating Jew on display at the DNC convention. Alex Yudelson decided to write an article for left wing Daily Beast in defense of booing the inclusion of Jerusalem and God into the DNC platform last week during the DNC fiasco. You see, according to Yudelson, too many Democrats ‘blindly’ support Israel. This coming from someone who supports Obama, the ‘man’ who supported the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt and let Iran slaughter their protesters. But Alex Yudelson is for ‘peace.’
Most supporters of an equitable two-state solution see Jerusalem as a final-status issue that must be resolved in direct negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis. A divided Jerusalem has been widely recognized by American and Israeli leaders as essential to a two-state solution, with a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and Israeli sovereignty over West Jerusalem. Even Israel’s current right-wing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has said (sometimes) that Jerusalem will be a subject for peace negotiations.
That’s why no U.S. presidents, including Republican administrations, have recognized Israeli sovereignty over the ancient city and the world’s embassies remain based in Tel Aviv. Yet both parties always make empty campaign promises of moves toward recognition.
So why did the Democratic Party continue this destructive charade? Post-truth politics dominate our debates today on so many issues—especially this one. Rhetoric overwhelms public discourse at the exclusion of substance. When Obama repeatedly gives Israel unprecedented assurances and security aid, Mitt Romney can still state that Obama “threw Israel under the bus,” and a large swath of the population will actually believe it.