What’s Behind The Progressive Push To Rethink America’s Relationship With Israel

What’s Behind The Progressive Push To Rethink America’s Relationship With Israel
What’s Behind The Progressive Push To Rethink America’s Relationship With Israel

What’s Behind The Progressive Push To Rethink America’s Relationship With Israel

For decades, Israel had solid bipartisan support for Israel from Capitol Hill. But progressive congressional Democrats have started to question support for the policies of the Israeli government. Palestinian rights activists also feel tied to the growing power of racial justice movements in the United States. NPR political correspondent Asma Khalid explains.

Peter Beinart, editor-at-large of Jewish Currents, says more Americans are hearing Palestinian voices in the media, and some Democrats can now criticize Israel without fear of losing their next election.

Additional reporting in this episode comes from NPR’s Connor Donevan and Eli Newman with member station WDET.

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