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-- news at the DNC where Democrats have made changes to their platform let's go to Fox's John Roberts my good friend.
He's got more information from the convention in North Carolina John.
Dana good afternoon to you breaking news -- a political convention.
Who would have thought we thought that was all gone decades -- double what just happened on the floor.
Former governor Ted Strickland what happens if we're gonna make some changes to the platform the changes required -- two thirds vote those changes war.
To put back into the platform language from 2008 that had been taken out.
One of those pieces of language indicated that Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Israel.
The other was the word god that was stricken from the 2008 platform talking about people should be able to reach their god given potential.
Now this -- created a dust up here at the Democratic Convention that the Democrats a didn't think was going to happen and be.
Didn't want to have overshadow their convention because there was outrage on both of those points I talked with the local pastor.
Who happens to be the African American outreach coordinator for Christians united for Israel he told me -- on the Israel thing.
He is that it was absolutely outrageous he didn't know how the Democrats could take that of the platform.
And at the same time he said he didn't understand why they would take the word god.
Out of the platform either it was only in there once.
That democratic officials that I spoke to about all of that said that his terms of Jerusalem data.
They wanted to focus on the president's unshakable.
Commitment for the protection of Israel.
But as to why they took out this idea of Jerusalem which is his own personal view.
As was articulated in 2008 to the -- -- conference.
Nobody quite knows -- the same reason why they thought taking god out of the platform would be a good idea no one was able to explain to be either -- They -- Bob Beckel I can't happen I've.
I've seen the debates over this Jerusalem issue both Democrats and Republican Convention did they say specifically.
That it should be the capital absolutely the capital or did they use there can.
Language diplomatic language -- they wouldn't irritate are there.
Their allies in the Middle East.
The language went back to the way it was -- 2008 and in 2008 it's that Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Israel talked with the ambassador Bolton about it today.
He says that that's an absolute fact.
That it is the -- where the -- it is that's -- all of there.
They're governmental buildings are there is potentially at some point down the road a final status agreement over who gets what part of Jerusalem but it is definitely a fact.
The Jerusalem as the capital of Israel -- doing basketball.
All right John thank you very much -- -- can't wait to hear more and read all about it in the morning thanks so much OK so.
Something like that happens we'll who originally wrote the platform was it Bill Maher or -- -- -- I do not know I don't know this is it I don't know I don't know how that that.
It just invent these platforms are put together by a danger and they were -- from the previous convention is unusual that you take some like that and take it out because.
Would more of these you do scrutinize Somalia before and say -- -- reports of it and believe that together -- the controversial parts of them that negotiated out.
So I'm I'm.
I mean I can think it's raises but I don't want to speculate there's certain caucuses of may not like that but.
Like change in a comma.
-- taking out.
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