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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

Letter to
Democratic National Committee Governor Strickland, Debbie Wasserman Schultz
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Democratic National Committee, Ted Strickland, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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Repeal the new amendment to the DNC Platform

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:

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

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

RESOURCES: 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.

ECONOMICS: main roads for Palestinians in East Jerusalem have become permanent, disrupting travel and strengthening Israel's stranglehold on the local Palestinian economy.

RESTRICTIONS: Palestinians in the West Bank cannot enter Jerusalem because Israel annexed land and built a wall separating Palestinians from religious places of worship. This has also separated families.

Are these the kind of policies the Governor Strickland, Chairwoman Schultz and the #DNC want to support?

Apparently.

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

We think not.

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

OUR PRAYER: Tel-Aviv should remain the capital recognized by the DNC, as every other country in the world recognizes.
(every embassy of every foreign nation is in Tel-Aviv, including the U.S.)

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

Thank you!
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Sincerely,