The Rising Jewish Democratic Star Texting With Israel's New Prime Minister

Jon Ossoff, Georgia’s first-ever Jewish senator, tells Haaretz of his bipartisan efforts to get Israelis and Palestinians talking again, despite the pessimistic atmosphere on the subject

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WASHINGTON – Jon Ossoff generated headlines worldwide after his 2020 electoral victory made him Georgia’s first-ever Jewish senator, the first Jewish senator to be elected from the South since the 1880s and the youngest Democrat elected to the Senate since Joe Biden in 1973. And a year and a half into his national political career, he is emerging as one of the most significant voices in Washington on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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