NJDC RESPONDS TO GOP Draft Platform
July 12, 2016
Washington D.C. - The Republican Party platform committee met on Monday in advance of the party’s nominating convention, reviewing a draft platform that doubled down on the party’s support for Israel, while avoiding explicit support for a two-state solution. In response to this, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) released the following statement:
"When it comes to Republican rhetoric on Israel, they can't even find themselves to be in line with the rhetoric of the prime minister of Israel when it comes to a two state solution. But as the GOP platform over compensates to the right on Israel, the Republican nominee still has a less than impressive pro-Israel record. As they antagonize the Jewish left and the Jewish right at the same time, Trump and the GOP have quite an unproductive marriage -- at least for our community."