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DNC platform will not condition US aid to Israel on sovereignty, but will seek return to Iran deal

(JNS) — In a move that bodes well for Israel, the Democratic National Committee’s platform committee voted on Monday to reject additional language that would make the party’s stance on the Jewish state more critical.

The committee voted 117-34 to reject adding the word “occupation” and a condition of U.S. assistance to Israel on the Jewish state not going ahead with its plans to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria.

The platform includes language that expresses support for the U.S.-Israel relationship, a pledge to maintain security funding for Israel and...


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