Only Two Democrat Senators Will Publicly Oppose The Anti-Israel BDS Movement

Federalist: Sen. Marco Rubio threw a rock at a political hornet’s nest on Monday when he tweeted, “The shutdown is not the reason Senate Democrats don’t want to move to Middle East Security Bill. A huge argument broke out at Senate Dem meeting last week over BDS. A significant # of Senate Democrats now support #BDS & Dem leaders want to avoid a floor vote that reveals that.”

Twitter erupted — as it is wont to do — with users arguing whether this reflected insider knowledge or was a convenient lie. Personally, I’m inclined to believe there’s something to what Rubio wrote. Anyone who’s followed American foreign policy in recent years knows that the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement is an explosive and barely contained hot-button issue for Democrats.

Consider that one year ago, Pew Research polled Americans’ attitudes toward Israel and the Palestinians. They reported that “the partisan divide in Middle East sympathies, for Israel or the Palestinians, is now wider than at any point since 1978. Currently, 79% of Republicans say they sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians, compared with just 27% of Democrats.”

Drilling down, Pew quantified the change within the Democratic Party’s progressive wing that’s been apparent to Middle East watchers for some time: “The share of liberal Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians has declined from 33% to 19% since 2016. Currently, nearly twice as many liberal Democrats say they sympathize more with the Palestinians than with Israel (35% vs. 19%).”  more

8 Comments on Only Two Democrat Senators Will Publicly Oppose The Anti-Israel BDS Movement

  1. Dems are pro muslim. Have been for a long time. Remember that guy who went around bowing down to them? Remember that woman who was running our gov’t and cost Roseanne her job? Remember that head of the CIA who converted to islam? Remember the FBI that took all references to muslim terror out of their handbooks?

  2. It takes only one radical in the democrat leadership for the rest in elected office to follow along sheepishly. There’s no sign of individual courage or decent. Instead they all offer even crazier ideas in hopes of pleasing their leaders.

  3. “Midwestern voters just elected the nation’s first two pro-BDS members of Congress… Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan…Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota…”

    This is the payoff for Obozo importing hundreds of thousands of Muslim “refugees “, and dumping them in Michigan and Minnesota.


    Eventually there will be a final litmus test: pro or anti-Israel, and homosexuality, and the opposite factions loyal to their tribe will align accordingly. No muslim of faith will side with either and the pro-muslims democrats will have to pick which voting bloc is more important, like they always do.

    A House Divided Cannot Stand


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