New Generation of Democrats Looks to Fill Void Left by Departed pro-Israel Lawmakers

Sen. Jacky Rosen and three representatives underscore ‘importance of U.S.-Israel relationship’ and why they believe Israel must remain a bipartisan issue; Rep. Elaine Luria says she will take up the mantle of ex-Reps. Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel

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Ben Samuels
Ben Samuels
Washington

WASHINGTON – On the eve of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the centrist Democratic Majority for Israel highlighted the lawmakers widely considered to be the future of the party’s pro-Israel wing.

DMFI, founded by veteran pollster Mark Mellman nearly two years ago to counteract the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, hosted Sen. Jacky Rosen and Reps. Elaine Luria, Jake Auchincloss and Ted Lieu in a Zoom event. While it was meant to commemorate Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the virtual event effectively served as a showcase for the lawmakers who many Democrats hope will lead the next generation of pro-Israel Democrats.

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