The whole set-to is about nothing, actually, except the exploitation of neurosis.
David Wolpe, the chief rabbi of Goldblog (and also America's top rabbi, according to Newsweek, which for some reason ranks rabbis -- though you never see them rank priests, do you?), suddenly has a challenge before him -- when he was picked to give the benediction tonight at the Democratic National Convention, who knew that the status of Jerusalem would become such a contentious issue that it would force the Democrats to stage a banana republic-style platform adjustment? Good luck, David.
The whole set-to today is about nothing, actually, except the exploitation of neurosis. There are obviously supporters of Israel in America who believe that President Obama will sell Israel down the river if he's reelected, and there are many people affiliated with the Republican Party who want to advance that idea, and so play on this fear. That faction won big today. This was an unforced error by the Democrats, but an error about nothing meaningful (I haven't seen anything to suggest that Jerusalem was dropped from the initial platform because Democratic Party leaders don't believe that Jerusalem is, or should be, the capital of Israel.)