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How Democrats have soured on Israel


In recent years, the Democratic Party has become increasingly divided on the issue of support for Israel. While the Democratic platform traditionally has been a strong supporter of the Israeli state and its right to exist, the party’s progressive wing has sought to move the party away from its historic support of Israel. A growing number of Democrats have grown critical of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and its treatment of Palestinians, and have called for a more balanced approach to the Middle East conflict. Presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have gone even further by endorsing Palestinian rights and calling for an end to US military aid to israel. Meanwhile, more moderate Democrats, including many elected officials, continue to maintain a strong commitment to the US-Israel alliance.

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