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Massachusetts Democratic primary candidate Jesse Mermell (left). Source: Jesse Mermell via Facebook.

Questions stir over BDS, certain Democratic primary candidates in Massachusetts

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Ahead of the Sept. 1 Democratic primary for the Massachusetts 4th District, questions are growing over one candidate’s past stances regarding the BDS movement. Progressive Jesse Mermell, a former Brookline select board member, who has...
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) addresses the 2017 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Source: Screenshot.

What does Kamala Harris’s nomination for vice president mean for Israel?

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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his Democratic running mate has reinvigorated an abnormally quiet presidential campaign that has been overshadowed by the fallout from the global...
Massachusetts Democratic Party candidate Jake Auchincloss with his family. Credit: Jake Auchincloss campaign.

Boston-born Jake Auchincloss seeks House seat vacated by Joe Kennedy

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The race to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy, who is running for U.S. Senate, has produced one of the most competitive primaries in Massachusetts. The election, which will be held on Sept....
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced on Aug. 11, 2020, that he picked Harris as his running mate. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Harris as Biden’s VP pick prompts immediate replies from Jewish, Israel-related groups

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Jewish and Israel-related groups expressed mixed reactions to the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, picking Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Organizations from the Democratic Majority for Israel...
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU at the Enclave in Las Vegas. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced on Aug. 11, 2020, that he picked Harris as his running mate. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Biden picks Kamala Harris as Democratic running mate

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The presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, announced on Tuesday that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. The decision comes a week before the Democratic National Convention, which...
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Credit: Flickr.

Report: Biden intervenes to keep word ‘occupation’ out of Democratic Party platform

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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic Party nominee for president, personally intervened to keep the word “occupation” out of the official party platform, according to a report on Thursday. Citing three...
Cori Bush upset 10-term Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) in the Democratic primary in Missouri's 1st Congressional District. Source: Screenshot.

Pro-BDS candidate wins in congressional Democratic primary in Missouri

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Progressive Cori Bush, who supports the anti-Israel BDS movement, upset longtime Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) in the Democratic primary on Tuesday in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. Bush won 48.9 percent of the vote, while Clay,...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 11, 2019. Credit: U.S. House of Representatives Official Photo.

Pelosi gives $14,000 to Omar’s re-election campaign

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has donated $14,000 to the re-election campaign of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, according to Federal Election Commission records released on Thursday. Pelosi gave $10,000 from her political action...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Source: Screenshot.

Will the Democrats’ generational shift turn the tide against Israel?

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For pro-Israel Democrats, the only thing that matters about 2020 is that former Vice President Joe Biden is at the top of the ticket. They have good reason to celebrate the fact that he...
Progressive Democratic congressional candidate Antone Melton-Meaux, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Credit: Antone Melton-Meaux for Congress.

Omar’s challenger Antone Melton-Meaux: Progressive and pro-Israel not mutually exclusive

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Since taking office in 2019, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has become one of the most outspoken critics of Israel in the U.S. Congress. She has become part of a growing cadre of young progressives...