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Progressives push Democrats to acknowledge West Bank occupation in party platform

Democrats made a series of compromises between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel camps in the 2020 party platform, but progressives want to amend it with a reference to the occupation of the West Bank.

The Democratic Party’s 80-page draft platform for 2020 contains only three paragraphs on Israel. And the carefully calibrated language in those three paragraphs is under just as much scrutiny as ever.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) went to great lengths to appease both its pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel factions when drafting the platform. But progressives are still pushing the DNC to amend the 80-page document with a reference to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank when the platform committee convenes Monday.

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