“No longer taboo, harsh approbation of the Jewish state is now common among up and coming progressives running for office, putting liberal Zionists in turmoil”

JTA
Jewish Democrats contend with a wave of progressives who criticize Israel
by Charles Dunst
July 10, 2018

…The [Bernie] Sanders effect According to a Pew Research Center survey, the percentage of Democrats saying they sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians has declined from 38 percent in 2001 to 27 percent in 2018 — the lowest level of support on record. Support for Israel further decreased among self-identified “liberal” Democrats from 48 percent in 2001 to 19 percent in 2018. In the same time period, their support for Palestinians rose from 18 percent to 35 percent…Some credit Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with normalizing such criticism of Israel. READ MORE

BREITBART Caroline Glick: Why Democrats are turning anti-Israel The problem that Israel now faces with the Democrats is that whereas Israelis have by and large remained faithful to their identity — and consequently, their nationalism, or Zionism — Democrats are increasingly becoming post-nationalist.

ALGEMEINER Dramatic Shift to GOP in Key PA Congressional Race Follows Revelations of Democratic Candidate’s Anti-Israel Ties Democratic Party electoral candidates who embrace anti-Israel causes could find themselves painted as “elitist” and out of touch in the eyes of voters, a new analysis of a key 2018 midterms race in Pennsylvania suggests.

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