Democratic Progressive Refused to Endorse BDS. Now He's Under Fire From the Left

Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York, a strong critic of the occupation, is being attacked by left-wing activists for participating in a J Street trip to Israel and other forms of engagement with liberal Zionist groups

Ben Samuels
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WASHINGTON – The progressive backlash surrounding Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s recent visit to Israel reached a crescendo this week when a swath of his socialist allies moved to cut ties with the Democratic lawmaker for his engagement with liberal Zionist organizations and refusal to endorse the BDS movement.

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