On Jerusalem, ‘the president has a personal view’ and ‘the administration has a policy’

“This makes crystal clear what the president’s personal view is. The policy has not changed. The president has a personal … Continued

“This makes crystal clear what the president’s personal view is. The policy has not changed. The president has a personal view [that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel] and the administration has a policy. They’re not incompatible but there are reasons that the administration’s policy is that the Jerusalem is a final status issue. We wanted to make the president’s views clear.”

An Obama campaign official commenting on why President Obama ordered Democrats to change language in their platform to add a mention of God and Jerusalem.

Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.

Nikki Kahn

THE WASHINGTON POST

President Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 6, 2012.

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