Jerusalem is assuredly the capital of Israel. The Knesset and prime minister’s residence are located there. It has been Judaism’s most holy city for millennia. However, Jerusalem is also very important to the Palestinians, and is a holy city to them as well.
Therefore, it would have been better if the Democrats had not tinkered with the original language in their 2012 platform about Jerusalem, which omitted explicit mention of Jerusalem (“Under fire, Democrats revise plank on Jerusalem,” Page A1, Sept. 6).