In recent weeks, three Democratic candidates highly critical of Israel have won elections but one has been rejected by J-Street for refusing to support a two-state solution
As pro-Palestinian pols win primaries, US Jews ask if it’s ‘a wave or a ripple’ (Times of Israel)
This summer has been a good one for pro-Palestinian candidates running for the US Congress. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has slammed Israel’s West Bank occupation, shocked the political world with her upset victory over veteran congressman Joe Crowley for his New York House seat.
Illhan Omar, who has called Israel an “apartheid regime,” won the Democratic nomination for a Minnesota House seat.
J Street withdraws support for Tashida Tlaib over refusal to endorse two-state solution (Haaretz)
Left-wing lobby group states it ‘will not endorse candidates who don’t endorse the two-state solution’ after the Palestinian-American congressional nominee walked back on statements she made prior to winning the primary
Photo: New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses supporters at a fundraiser on August 2 (AP/Jae C. Hong)