Update: I’m seeing reports on Twitter that Ambassador Oren has “categorically denied” making the remarks Debbie Wasserman Schultz attributed to him. I’ll update with a link to his statement if I can find it online.
Update: It’s official – Wasserman Schultz has been busted lying about comments by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, to use him as a partisan prop. Statement from Ambassador Oren’s office, as relayed by the Weekly Standard: ”I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel. Bipartisan support is a paramount national interest for Israel, and we have great friends on both sides of the aisle.”
Update: Mitt Romney responds to the removal of the Jerusalem language from the Democrat platform: “It is unfortunate that the entire Democratic Party has embraced President Obama’s shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Four years of President Obama’s repeated attempts to create distance between the United States and our cherished ally have led the Democratic Party to remove from their platform an unequivocal acknowledgment of a simple reality. As president, I will restore our relationship with Israel and stand shoulder to shoulder with our close ally.”