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This -- they Fox News alert there is breaking news -- 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 -- breaking news at a political convention.
Who would have thought we thought that was all gone decades -- -- 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 a two thirds vote those changes war.
To put back into the platform language from 2008 that have 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 they 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.
-- is that it was absolutely outrageous he didn't know how the Democrats could take that on 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 this said that his terms of Jerusalem -- they wanted to focus on the president's.
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 be -- -- 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 head down the Bob Beckel I can't -- -- 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 cap or do they use their -- Language diplomatic language or they wouldn't irritate them.
To our other allies in the Middle East.
The language went back to the way it was in 2008 -- fascinated said 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 catalogs where the -- -- 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 -- -- basketball.
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