In the Arena

The Jerusalem Controversy

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Whoever took the usual language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel out of the Democratic platform is an idiot. This is a long-time silliness that can’t really be resolved until a Middle East peace is achieved, but lip service must be paid. For what it’s worth, Jerusalem really¬†is,¬†most definitely, the capital of Israel. It is also the capital of Palestine…or will be, on the east side of town, if the Israeli and Palestinians ever negotiate a two-state solution. As for the absence of a shout out to God in the Democratic Party platform–another idiocy–let me suggest alternative language that would kill two birds with one Davidian slingshot: “God, it would be great if we could finally resolve the Jerusalem controversy.”