“Despite Pelosi’s best efforts, the House voted on a resolution to oppose the boycott Israel movement — and its bipartisan support was overwhelming”

With New House Resolutions, Democrats Finally Allow Their Israel Divide Into The Open
by Melissa Langsam Braunstein
July 26, 2019

That nearly all Democrats signed onto a resolution opposing the boycott-Israel movement and unequivocally reaffirmed that “Israel is a key ally and strategic partner of the United States” is undeniably good, “especially in the context of rising anti-Semitism.” …However, before anyone declares game over, it’s important to note three issues: 1) This was a purely symbolic vote, 2) Democratic support would likely drop if this vote were more than symbolic, and 3) there’s a small but growing number of legislators willing to publicly support boycotting. First, symbolism is important, but it obviously doesn’t have the same real-world consequences as laws. READ MORE

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