The DNC Regains Its Cunning, Ceases to Forget Jerusalem

By Jeffrey Goldberg

I just don't know what to make of this Jerusalem imbroglio. In case you haven't heard, the Democrats have decided that Jerusalem is, after all, the capital of Israel, and are restoring it their party platform. Of course, Jerusalem was the capital of Israel even when the Democrats forgot to mention that it was the capital of Israel.

An unforced error on the part of the Democrats? Yes. Meaningless? Yes. Does it change anything on the ground? No, of course not. The height of silliness, all around. There are huge things going on in the Middle East, revolutionary things, and this is what people are talking about? How much time are they spending in Charlotte debating what to do about the terrible crisis in Syria? None. V. frustrating.

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