The Democrat Party's Third Rail: Israel

A version of this column was originally published in the Winter 2020 edition of the Jewish Policy Center’s InFocus magazine The 2020 election is presenting the electorate with Democrats of both the extreme and “moderate” varieties who hold starkly different views than Republicans on America’s relationship with Israel. American Jews, who for decades have felt at home in the Democrat Party, are now facing a predicament as Democrats become more comfortable taking anti-Israel positions and making statements previously unheard. When Obama entered office, he made it clear that the new sheriff in town would insert daylight between the U.S. and Israel. He distanced us from our most strategically important ally in the region and realigned diplomatic relationships while removing the pax-Americana that had maintained stability for decades. What followed was eight years of a deteriorating U.S.-Israel relationship as Democrats moved away from supporting Israel. This...(Read Full Article)
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