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August 27, 2004
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A draft of the Republican Party’s platform says terrorist attacks against Israel “are part of the same evil as the Sept. 11 attacks against America.” “We recognize Israel’s right to defend itself in the face of homicide bombings and other attacks against the people of Israel,” the draft platform reads, according to the Republican Jewish Coalition. The document, which will be debated at the Republican National Convention in New York next week, also says Palestinian refugees do not have a right to return to Israel, and that Israel should not have to revert to its pre-1967 borders. The platform also calls for the continuation of Israel’s qualitative edge in defense technology over its neighbors, and condemns the international rise of anti-Semitism.

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