Democratic Jewish groups coalesce around ‘Squad’ member challengers

A pair of progressive Democrats in the House are facing opposition from a growing number of Jewish organizations backing candidates hoping to oust prominent members of “the Squad.”

The Democratic Majority for Israel, a Democratic advocacy group that supports pro-Israel policies, endorsed primary challengers to two of the most high-profile Democrats calling for a ceasefire in Gaza: Reps. Cori Bush (D-MO) and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY). The group listed a number of “problematic records” for the lawmakers in explaining the endorsements, including their voting records on Israel.

Instead, the group is backing Westchester County Executive George Latimer in his challenge against Bowman and St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell to face Bush.

“We look forward to helping Mr. Latimer in his campaign to defeat Congressman Jamaal Bowman, whose troubling track record includes demonizing and delegitimizing Israel and efforts to damage
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