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Clinton allies block bans on Israeli occupation, fracking & TPP in party platform ahead of DNC

Democrats aligned with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blocked a number of motions proposed by the small Sanders contingent on the DNC platform committee, including a call to end Israel’s illegal settlements and military occupation of the Palestinian territories.

After hours of debate between the neo-liberal and progressive members, Arab American Institute President James Zogby introduced an amendment to change language used in the platform.  Read more.

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