As Democrats turn against Israel, Biden’s rebuke of Netanyahu is not a coincidence.
(April 5, 2023 / JNS) At the end of March, in the wake of increasing violence emanating from the cities of Nablus and Jenin in Judea and Samaria, a group of anti-Israel members of Congress wrote a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to “undertake a shift in U.S. policy” regarding Israel. In other words, they asked him to end the U.S.-Israel special relationship.
In previous years, this would have been dismissed as a fringe request from far-left Democrats. However, a March 2023 Gallup poll found Democrats favor the Palestinians over Israel for the first time by a 49% to 38% margin. In the aftermath of Israel’s judicial reform debate, anti-Israel sentiment is moving even further into the mainstream.