Israel Is Worried About These Two Senior Democrats – and Not Because They’re pro-Palestinian

Officials in Jerusalem are concerned by criticism of Israel coming from Democratic lawmakers who have been considered strong supporters for decades

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During the recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, Israeli officials followed with alarm the growing criticism from the ranks of the Democratic Party in Washington. While most of the media coverage, in Israel and the United States, focused on harsh statements against Israel from the party’s progressive wing, the main cause for concern in Jerusalem wasn’t the progressive attacks, but rather rare criticism from members of Congress who for decades had been considered strong supporters of Israel.