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Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in 2016. Omar has endorsed the BDS movement targeting Israel. Credit: Lorie Shaull via Flickr.

Will the anti-Israel proclivities of new House Democrats affect others in the party?

One of the biggest storylines coming out of the recent midterm elections was the changing face of the newly elected members of Congress. The incoming 116th Congress will have its largest share of women...
U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.) responds to U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in January 2018. Credit: Joseph Kennedy via Twitter.

Where does Rep. Joe Kennedy, the latest high-profile politician from one of the highest-profile...

Ahead of November’s midterm elections, much Jewish communal concern and debate has centered on the anti-Israeli views of Democratic congressional candidates such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib in New York and Michigan, respectively, coming against the backdrop...
Campaign buttons for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist who led a surprise upset victory over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a Democratic Party primary on June 27. Credit: Twitter.

The ‘occupation’ and the old-new romance of socialism

At only 28 years old and with nothing but an upset primary win in a New York City congressional district on her résumé, being anointed as the “future of the Democratic Party” was quite...
Democratic Party candidate for Congress Ilhan Omar (right), a Somali American who represents Minnesota, appears alongside a supporter at a July 4 barbecue. Credit: Ilhan Omar via Twitter.

Muslim Democrat running for Congress blames Israel for ‘evil doings’ in Gaza

A Somali American Muslim women running to replace Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) had previously accused Israel of “evil doings” in the Gaza Strip and accused Israel of being an “apartheid state.” In a November 2012...

Another step to the left for Democrats

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t on her way to Congress because of her hostility to the State of Israel. The upset victory of a Democratic Socialist over one of the highest ranking Democrats in Congress, as...