The White House wouldn't say whether the change in the Democratic platform language reflected a change in administration policy.
Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the reinstated party language reflected "the policy of both Republican and Democratic administrations for decades.''
Following the decision, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland told reporters, "It was an effort to bring clarification.''
But the decision to amend the platform did not rest well with some delegates.
Noor Ul-Hasan, a Muslim delegate from Salt Lake City, Utah, said she felt it went against the principle of the separation of church and state.
"There are people who don't believe in God and you have to respect that as well,'' Ul-Hasan said. She also questioned whether the convention had enough of a quorum to even amend the platform. "There was no discussion. We didn't even see it coming. We were blindsided by it.''
Angela Urrea, a delegate from Roy, Utah, said she felt it was sprung on the convention without any discussion.
"The majority spoke last night,'' Urrae said, noting the platform was approved Tuesday. "We shouldn't be declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.''
Republicans declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel in the platform the party approved last week at its convention in Tampa, Fla.