July 09, 2020

Why Jewish Americans are shifting position on Israel

Source: New Statesman

Journalist: Emily Tamkin

"I've had people tell me, ‘Things have shifted more in the past two weeks than I’ve seen them shift in the past ten years,’” Emily Mayer said.

Mayer is the co-founder and political director of IfNotNow, a movement led by young American Jews and dedicated to ending “our community’s support for the occupation”, and she was referring to what feels for many like a sea change in Jewish American politics — specifically regarding US policy toward Israel.

Over the past few weeks, with the threat of formal annexation of parts of the West Bank looming, and the creeping acknowledgement (or long-held recognition, depending on the individual) that Israel has informally taken over that territory regardless, there have been significant shifts both in Congress and in the Democratic Party.

Read the full story and more in the New Statesman.


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