The Democratic Party is split on Israel

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:40am

Early this year, the Pew Research Center published a survey quantifying what many within the Jewish Community already knew.

A growing numbers of Democratic leaders are split over Israel.

To make matters worse, many Democratic leaders seem willing to cede Israel as an issue to Republicans leaders.

This past week was the perfect microcosm of this spilt.

The US Embassy officially moved to Jerusalem and Hamas orchestrated violent riots at the Gaza border.

We saw Democratic leaders like Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the leading voice amongst the Democratic Party, praise the move of the Embassy.

 

 

While Democrats like Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) failed to mention the terrorist group Hamas a single time while they condemned Israel’s right to defend its border against terrorist throwing Molotov cocktails.

 

 

To make matters worse for Democrats, Republicans like Ambassador Nikki Haley were defending Israel and it’s right to defend itself at the UN.

An even more troubling trend is that it seems like many Democrats leaders are willing to cede Israel as an issue to the Republicans leaders. Some are even willing to back candidates who support anti-semitic movements like the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, for example, Mr. Scott Wallace.

I hope that Democratic leaders like Senator Schumer are heard, that politicians like Senator Feinstein change their ways and that candidates like Scott Wallace are shown the door.