Not much change in the platform of Obama's Democratic Party
By Ron Kampeas
Delegates celebrate in Denver during the Democratic National Convention on August 25, 2008. Photo by Rachel Feierman/DNC.
Denver — When it comes to the Middle East and Sen. Barack Obama's Democratic Party platform, things are staying pretty much the same – which, in this case, is the kind of change pro-Israel activists can believe in.
The platform committee appears to have heeded recommendations by the National Jewish Democratic Council advising the party not to veer too far from previous platforms when it comes to the Mideast."The Middle East planks of previous platforms have been carefully crafted and have served us well as a party and a country," Ira Forman, the NJDC's executive director, advised the committee in July.