The activist base of the Democratic Party is not a friend to the Jewish people or the Jewish state of Israel.
It could hardly be more obvious at this point, but very many (if not the great majority) of "progressive Zionists" remain entirely in denial.
They refuse to acknowledge what is before their very faces, that the Democratic Party has betrayed its Jewish constituency.
We have a choice before us. We can stick with the Democrats and try to reform the base of the party or we can leave the party and the progressive-left movement which compromises its base. I have chosen the latter, but this does not mean that I disrespect people who make the former choice.
I can respect the decision to stick with the movement and the party in order to reform it, just don't lie to us about what good friends the progressives are to the state of Israel.
By the way, the amended language around Jerusalem is total gibberish. It reads:
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.
Does that make any sense, whatsoever? If Jerusalem will remain the undividal capital of Israel how can it possibly be a matter for final status negotiations?
Furthermore, it should be noted that it was only with the arrival of Obama that the Democrats told the world that Jerusalem's status is "a matter for final status negotiations." The 1992 Democratic Party platform read:
Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel and should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.
The 1996 platform reads the same as does the 2000 platform and the 2004 platform.
It was only suddenly in the 2008 platform that we read this:
Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations.
If Obama's Democratic Party was honest with us the platform would read something like this:
Jerusalem is and will remain the undivided capital of Israel, but only if the Palestinians agree.
Which, of course, they won't. Why would a people that hand out candy to their children upon hearing of the slaughter of Jews ever agree to allow Jerusalem to be the undivided capital of the Jewish state?
That phrasing, at least, would be honest, however.