The Romney campaign pounced on news that the Democratic convention amended its platform to described Jerusalem as Israel's capital in a contentious floor vote. Romney has been pushing President Obama to unequivocally state that Jerusalem is Israel's capital for several weeks, which would be a break with longstanding policies across multiple administrations that would leave it up to future negotiations with Palestinians.
“Mitt Romney has consistently stated his belief that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in a statement. "Although today’s voice vote at the Democratic National Convention was unclear, the Democratic Party has acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. President Obama has repeatedly refused to say the same himself. Now is the time for President Obama to state in unequivocal terms whether or not he believes Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.”