All 15 members of the Israeli Knesset’s Joint List have sent a letter to congressional Democrats, calling on them to oppose annexation. “Democrats have a decision to make,” JVP Action’s Beth Miller tells Mondoweiss. “Will they keep wringing their hands and expressing ‘concern,’ or are they going to do something about it?”
A majority of House Republicans have signed a letter supporting the Israeli government’s proposed annexation plan.
Jamaal Bowman: “The uprising we’re witnessing across the country against police violence also makes me empathize with the everyday experience and fear that comes with living under occupation.”
A new poll found that three out of four Canadians want their government to oppose Israel’s proposed annexation West Bank, and almost half would support sanctions on the country over the issue.
A new poll has Jamaal Bowman up by 10 points over incumbent, and Israel lobby favorite, Eliot Engel. “Though the Democratic old guard has frequently been criticized as out of touch with the party base, name recognition and the right donors have held most would-be challengers at bay. If this poll is accurate, that time is rapidly ending,” tweeted American Prospect executive editor David Dayen.
Susan Rice is reportedly a front runner to be Joe Biden’s VP pick. Over the course of her career she has criticized Israel, but never held it accountable.
Rep. David Trone (D-MD), the co-owner of Total Wines & More, donates at least $100,000 to AIPAC a year, and ended his financial support for the ACLU over its opposition to anti-BDS laws.