The democrats are nominating a president and in the process of doing that they also decided to touch two issues that are way out of the comfort zone of most old-time liberals. The first subject is somewhat hazy and unclear and states a kind of loose affiliation with god, which is a strange thing because anyone who watched any of the republican convention would tell you that they fiercely claim god in a republican.
The second is the issue of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it looks like president Obama is ready to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, just before feeding the whole country to the Iranian nukes. So in the history books it will say that Jerusalem was made capital of Israel a couple of weeks before the whole country was wiped off the map, together with large pieces of the middle east.
And now, on a serious note, why would Jerusalem not be the capital of Israel?, the city was built by Jews hundreds of years before even a mere idea of Islam was born, it was source of jealously to the ancient Greek and Roman empires and had had a consistent Jewish presence in it even though the bluntly hostility of many of the foreign rulers of the city.
Just because Islam affiliates itself to any of its targets can not be a reason to not recognize the only major holy Jewish city that is, without any doubt, rooted in its scripture and in its history the far surpasses the Islamic one (actually has proof of ownership dating before Islam was born).
However the US democrats want to get their feet wet just now, it seems only natural to ask why would anyone leap over this mostly Palestinian issue of blocking Jerusalem for the Jewish state, and why do it right now.