Democratic National Committee Chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is in hot water -- again. This time, it's over comments she made in which she claimed that Israel's ambassador to the U.S. said that GOP policies are "dangerous" for Israel.
As reported by Fox News, "Israel's ambassador to the U.S. fired back at Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday after she reportedly claimed the diplomat called Republicans' policies 'dangerous' to Israel -- comments the DNC chief says were 'misrepresented.'"
"I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel," Ambassador Michael Oren said in a written statement. "Bipartisan support is a paramount national interest for Israel, and we have great friends on both sides of the aisle."
Oren was responding to a report in the Washington Examiner that quoted Wasserman Schultz as saying Oren agreed "what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel."
Wasserman-Schultz stormed back and accused the Washington Examiner of misrepresenting what she said. Let's take a look:
However, Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner, details exactly what was said and even includes audio of Wasserman-Schultz's comments:
In addition to Wasserman-Schultz trying to make an issue of Israel, the Democrats have now changed their party's platform and removed language which states that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel:
The Democratic Party platform doesn't state that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, a change from prior years that could provide fuel to critics who say President Barack Obama's commitment to Israel is weak.
"President Obama and the Democratic Party maintain an unshakable commitment to Israel's security," begins the 70-page platform in a section titled "The Middle East." The three-paragraph section details the Obama administration's support for Israel--including boosting security assistance--but says nothing about Jerusalem.
"It is unfortunate that the entire Democratic Party has embraced President Obama's shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel's capital," Mr. Romney said in a statement. He added, "Four years of President Obama's repeated attempts to create distance between the United States and our cherished ally have led the Democratic Party to remove from their platform an unequivocal acknowledgment of a simple reality. As president, I will restore our relationship with Israel and stand shoulder to shoulder with our close ally."
It appears that the Democrats have no idea what they are doing regarding Israel... or anything else for that matter.