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Repeal the Jerusalem amendment to the DNC Platform
  • Petitioned Governor Strickland, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Democratic National Committee
Governor Strickland, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Repeal the Jerusalem amendment to the DNC Platform

    1. Hanna Kassis
    2. Petition by

      Hanna Kassis

      Girard, OH

The amendment which was added to the Democratic National Committee platform is that "Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel".

This is important to American politics because the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has officially aligned itself with undemocratic principles and policies:

-Palestinians born and raised in Jerusalem cannot vote for the Prime Minister of Israel simply because they are Palestinian.

-Palestinian villages in and around Jerusalem (Silwan, for example) are being eradicated of any Palestinian history and remnants by the Israeli government.

-Natural water springs have been annexed from the Palestinians in order to supply water to the Israeli colonies that have been built illegally in Jerusalem.

-Road blockages for Palestinians in East Jerusalem have become permanent, disrupting travel and the economy.

-Palestinians in the West Bank cannot enter Jerusalem because Israel annexed land and built a wall separating Palestinians from religious places of worship.

Are these the kind of policies the DNC wants to support? Apparently.

Do these policies speak to equality, liberty and democracy, values of American political parties?

We think not.

Our prayer:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) should stay on the sidelines with this topic (as the GOP is) in the interest of not alienating patriotic Palestinian and other Arab American citizens from American political discourse and activism.

Tel-Aviv should remain the capital recognized by the DNC, as every other country in the world recognizes.

PLEASE sign this petition today so we can send it to Governor Strickland and Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz.

Thank you!

Mailing address:
Democratic National Committee
430 South Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Main phone number: 202-863-8000

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    • sam faranesh HENDERSON, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      to help the peace process in the midle east and the world

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      • about 2 years ago

      Because it is an incorrect position and it does not fit the majority position of the world leaders and U.N.

      Thank you,

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    • Walter Birdwell OSCEOLA, MO
      • about 2 years ago

      Israel is the most opressive country in the world today.

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    • Judith Emerson HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      The Palestinians deserve their own state! And the Israeli's must not illegally occupy Palestinian lands anymore, nor blockade their borders & waters, nor steal the Palestinians water supply.

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    • lina far CASSELBERRY, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      because this is a holy city for everyone and specially the palestinians

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