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  • Broken platforms

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 12, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    Platforms
  • Democratic platform omits language on Jerusalem, notes Iran military option

    September 4, 2012 | 8:27 am

    The 2012 Democratic Party platform omits language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and suggests that military force is "on the table" as an option for addressing the Iranian nuclear issue.

    The platform released late Monday night makes no mention of Jerusalem or of the...

  • LAST LOOK: Where do McCain and Obama stand on the issues?

    November 3, 2008 | 11:27 pm

    DOMESTIC POLICY

    ABORTION

    Abortion is an area of sharp disagreement between the two candidates. Obama said during the Oct. 15 presidential debate that he believes Roe v. Wade was “rightly decided,” although “good people on both sides can disagree.” He added that “women in...

  • GOP platform offers strong support for Israel, veers right domestically

    September 3, 2008 | 1:27 am

    MINNEAPOLIS (JTA)—John McCain’s Jewish supporters characterize him as a Republican maverick who shares his party’s bedrock support for Israel and combating anti-Semitism. Critics dismiss him as the standard-bearer of a staunchly conservative party at odds with the Jewish...

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  • Democratic platform sticks close to Jewish positions

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 27, 2008 | 1:00 am

    DENVER (JTA) -- When it comes to the Middle East and Sen. Barack Obama's Democratic Party platform, things are staying pretty much the same -- which, in this case, is the kind of change pro-Israel activists can believe in.

    The platform committee appears to have heeded recommendations...

  • JEWS DECIDE: 2004

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Republicans promise that a substantive, tough party platform this year will present Jewish voters with a sharp contrast from the relatively scrawny Democratic document -- but they may find that delving into details could prove devilish.

    The Bush campaign is emphasizing its adherence...

  • Dems Finalize New Pro-Israel Platform

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Democratic Party wants to send the right message to the American Jewish community about its priorities in the Middle East, but its platform fails to include several positions Jewish groups recommended.

    The platform, finalized this weekend in Miami, resolves to uphold the close...

  • Making Marriage Work

    By Amy Klein

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Like marijuana?

    Believe in men's rights? Want a secular state?

    If you happen to have an offbeat or nonmainstream platform for Israel, now is the time to run in the Jan. 28 parliamentary elections. One lesson to be learned from the list of the 30 parties vying for Knesset (see page...

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