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Nixon mocked Democrats for Jerusalem position

Nixon mocked Democrats for Jerusalem position

As Barack Obama arrives in Israel for his first trip there as president, a 1972 recording shows that President Richard Nixon complained of the Democrats' "dishonest" convention platform language _ in which they declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
On the previously unreported taped conversation, Nixon suggested Democratic military cuts would leave Israel vulnerable to military aggression. Israel had fought a war against its Arab neighbors five years earlier.
Nixon's national security adviser agreed with his boss' condemnation.
Henry Kissinger told Nixon the Democrats' position on Jerusalem is not "the platform of a major American national party."
Forty years later, it's the platform of both major American national parties. When the Democratic platform last year initially didn't include it, Obama instructed the party to reinstate language from previous convention platforms.


Updated : 2021-06-14 05:56 GMT+08:00