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-- convention news to talk about tonight with syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer joins us again from Washington.
Good evening Charles I want to start with the big change that we saw just.
Just before the show started the platform change and the vote that was taken here in the hall your thoughts about all that putting god and Jerusalem back into the -- -- platform where it was clear from the panic response to senator Durbin yesterday that it is not -- -- it was.
Particularly on Jerusalem -- -- his clients we should make us.
Number one people are talking about it as if they have no idea how it happened.
Well words don't just walk off -- page it's clear how it happened what was in the platform the dropping of the language supporting Israel and Jerusalem.
-- -- deliberate reflection of the Obama.
Distancing himself from Israel which he has.
Said over and over and second the fact that if you listen to the vote on the floor.
It did not really pass it had to go three times and it didn't.
-- a reflection of how strong is the anti Israel sentiment within the party the democratic.
Party that for seventy years had been a firm ally of Israel.
Within the FDR coalition.
-- -- just getting word from the Associated Press that President Obama personally intervened.
To change the democratic platform language on Jerusalem and god that's just crossing the AP wire so.
Obviously it was important to the Obama campaign to deal with us.
Well if he personally intervened to have -- reinstated.
How did he allow his platform.
To -- -- and I would add that all there was reinstated was language on Jerusalem.
They did not reinstate the language about isolating Hamas.
About no return to the 67 lines and about that the right of return all that is still left out of the platform.
Quite troubling for the pro Israel community.
-- we always have much more to talk to you about that we'll see you later on tonight thank you for.
Tonight on special report don't forget.
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