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What Jamaal Bowman's Historic Win Represents for the Palestinian People

For decades, the pro-Israel lobby was able to carry the day in Congress because Members feared the repercussions of criticizing Israel. That tide is turning.

James Zogby ·

'Gross': Just Days After Winning Progressive Applause for Vow to Skip AIPAC, Klobuchar and Buttigieg Make Last-Minute Reversal

Jewish-led advocacy group IfNotNow said it was disappointed though not wholly surprised given that both Democrats "have been distinguished by a stated desire to be seen as progressive alongside a demonstrated refusal to stand up to the corrupt establishment."

Jon Queally ·

Jewish Activists Demanding 2020 Democrats #SkipAIPAC Arrested at Biden Headquarters

"Biden wants to lead the Democratic party, even as he plans to attend AIPAC's annual conference and perpetuate this broken status quo. We won't stand for that."

Julia Conley ·

'Political Courage': Sanders Will Not Attend AIPAC Conference Over Concern for 'Basic Palestinian Rights'

"You can support the Palestinian and Israeli people without supporting leaders or organizations that oppose the freedom and liberation of the Palestinian people."

Eoin Higgins ·

Political Upheaval Over Tlaib and Omar Shows the Power of BDS

The 56 percent majority of Democrats who believe in punishing Israel in aid for its unending gobbling of Palestinian land is gaining numbers as we speak.

Philip Weiss ·

CodePink Files Complaint Over AIPAC's 'Illegal Propaganda Trip' to Israel for Members of Congress

"These congresspeople are our public officials who are being taken by lobbyists to a foreign country for the purpose of increasing support for Israel—a country that already receives $3.8 billion a year of our tax dollars."

Julia Conley ·

Israel Lobby Groups Hatch Plan to Divide the Left

Israel and its lobby see the strengthening solidarity between Palestinians and other oppressed groups, especially Black people in the United States, as a major threat and they are determined to fight back

Ali Abunimah ·

The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations

Washington’s complete adoption of Israel’s messianic, extremist policies regarding Occupied Palestine has been a long time in the making. And it is here to stay.

Ramzy Baroud ·

‘Purity Tests’: How Corporate Media Describe Progressives Standing Up for Principles

The phrase is code for elites being pressured in ways they don’t like, and is often a shield against legitimate criticism of corruption or dependence on corporate power

Alan MacLeod ·

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