I am curious what folks think of this column, The Democrats have an Israel problem — and it’s not Ilhan Omar by Jackson Diehl.
The Democratic Party has problems with Israel. But Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), the new members of Congress who have attracted attention with toxic tweets and support for boycott, are not the main protagonists. They represent a minority of Americans and are isolated in the Democratic caucus.
The bigger trouble for Democrats is embodied in the man who has dominated Israeli politics for the past decade — and who is favored in upcoming national elections. Benjamin Netanyahu has doggedly and successfully worked to thwart the goal pursued by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and still embraced by most Democrats: a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He relentlessly campaigned against Obama’s nuclear deal with the Iranian regime, an initiative most Democrats still support. (continued here)
Frankly, I think Democrats are becoming more and more bigoted against Israel, and I am a bit puzzled by this. I understand Democrats claim to want peace in the Middle East, but blaming Benjamin Netanyahu for the problem doesn’t make sense. How are the people of Israel suppose to compromise with people who seek their destruction and refuse to settle for anything else?