That new, improved DNC platform

As Barry Rubin pointed out yesterday before the language about Jerusalem (and about God) was reinserted, the "Middle East" section of the Democrats' platform had two paragraphs about Israel what Obama has done for Israel and only one sentence (given its own paragraph) about all the Middle East countries other than Israel. 

That hasn't changed.  (See more from Prof. Rubin on this important point here.)

Curiously, the reinserted Jerusalem language was added back, not to the paragraphs that address Israel but rather to the end of this one (my emphasis):

Elsewhere in the region, President Obama is committed to maintaining robust security cooperation with Gulf Cooperation Council states and our other partners aimed at deterring aggression, checking Iran's destabilizing activities, ensuring the free flow of commerce essential to the global economy, and building a regional security architecture to counter terrorism, proliferation, ballistic missiles, piracy, and other common threats. Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.
At least that's the way it reads right now.  This could well be just another sloppy mistake that will be "fixed" later. 

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