GOP and Dem platforms, side by side


Ha’aretz has a helpful side-by-side comparison of the Israel-related items in the Republican and Democratic party platforms: Jerusalem, Israel’s future borders, Palestinian refugees, Iran, Hamas, Palestinian statehood and Israeli security. You may need a lawyer’s eye to see the differences.

Here’s how Bradley Burston introduces the piece:

On first reading, the language of both the Republican and Democratic and Party platform planks on Israel may seem curiously similar.

But there are significant differences in tone and, to an extent, in substance over such issues as the fate of Jerusalem, future borders, and Iran policy, modalities that may become important as the major parties wrangle over the Jewish vote in battleground states.

You can read the JTA pieces on the Republican and Democratic party platforms here.

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