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Exclamation Republican platform under Donald Trump will call for an “undivided Jerusalem”

Republican Platform Under Donald Trump Will Call For An “Undivided Jerusalem”


https://behindthenewsisrael.wordpres...ded-jerusalem/

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2016/0...ded-jerusalem/


The Republican Party is in the process of changing its platform on Israel to include language that is more in favor of Israel, including moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Behind the News (https://behindthenewsisrael.wordpres...ded-jerusalem/) In advance of the party’s nominating convention, the GOP platform committee held its first meeting Monday in Cleveland, where it discussed reinstating a reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital and removing a reference to “Palestine.”

This new draft marks a significant change from the platform from four years ago, which did not include the word “undivided” in reference to Jerusalem, but did include mention of “Palestine.”

The 2012 platform read, “We support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state with secure, defensible borders; and we envision two democratic states – Israel with Jerusalem as its capital and Palestine – living in peace and security.”

On Monday, CNN reported, the subcommittee reviewing the platform specifically rejected language affirming the party’s commitment to what is known as the two-state solution.


Last month a senior official in the Trump campaign said that if elected president, Trump would back Israel annexing portions of Judea and Samaria.

In an interview with Israeli daily Haaretz, Trump’s co-adviser on Israeli affairs, David Friedman, addressed issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how the presumptive republican nominee would handle them if elected in November.

“I think there are parts of the West Bank that will stay part of Israel in any peace deal. I am sure he [Trump] wouldn’t have any problem with that at all,” he said.

“Regarding the entire West Bank (Judea-Samaria) I think that’s a legal issue. I don’t think he will have a problem with that but he would expect Israel to continue seeking peace. He has no doubt that Israel wants peace,” Friedman continued.

Regarding the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, Friedman said that Trump recognizes Israel has a “commitment to its citizens in Judea and Samaria” and says that there is no reason not to continue building. (Clinton wants Israel to stop all building)


Achieving peace does not need to focus on land, Friedman said “There are always creative ways to allow people to live in peace. It is not always about the land. We don’t accept the idea it is only about land. Nobody really knows how many Palestinians actually live there.”

An independent Palestinian state, said Friedman, will not happen without Israel’s consent.

“The Israelis have to make the decision on whether or not to give up land to create a Palestinian state. If the Israelis don’t want to do it, so he doesn’t think they should do it. It is their choice. … He [Trump] does not think it is an American imperative for it to be an independent Palestinian state,” he continued.

Trump’s viewpoint is that Israel shouldn’t have “to wait for another generation for the Palestinians to hold more realistic expectations and show less hostile motivation,” Friedman explained. “Trump’s position is that we have to deal with reality and not hopes and wishes.”

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'We Never Imagined We'd Get Such A Pro-Israel GOP Platform'
Head of Republican Party in Israel says GOP platform most pro-Israel ever,
suggests Trump would transfer US embassy to Jerusalem.
By Benny Toker


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214926


Attorney Marc Zell, who chairs the Republican Party's Israel branch, praised the GOP's new party platform, hailing it as the most "pro-Israel platform" ever.

Zell, who was present during the GOP Platform Committee hearing which prepared the document, noted that the latest version removes all reference to Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214883).

"After 25 years, finally a new version has been accepted [with reference to Israel], which rejects the two-states for two peoples solution and embraces Israel."

Even Zell, he admits, was surprised by the changes.

"We never imagined such a pro-Israel platform. Even the Jewish establishment tried to block it, but it was so touching yesterday to see 112 young people stand up and applaud [the change]."

Zell argues the changes would, if Trump defeats Clinton in November, help improve the Israel-American relationship, repairing what he called the "damage" caused by the current White House.

"We are now one week away from the Republican National Convention, and the decision to change the platform was the result of hard work; we managed to change what had been in place for years. And, in total contrast to what's going on in the Democratic party, our love for Israel was firmly established [in the party platform] yesterday; personally I was near tears."

"It just goes to show how important Israel is for Donald Trump," said Zell, who last December blasted Trump as a salesman who was unfit for the presidency.

"The voters understand that to lead the United States, you need a person who knows more than how to sell products, with all due respect to Donald Trump, and everything he has achieved in his career. In my opinion, he cannot be President of the United States."

Now, however, Zell has embraced the former reality TV star, saying his election would be a boon to Israel.

"If he gets elected as president, I believe he will finally transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214926
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