Bowman paying personal and professional price for anti-Israel stance

Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s (D-NY) progressive stance on the Israel-Hamas war has cost the pro-Palestinian New Yorker another endorsement during his reelection campaign in Westchester County.

Former New York Rep. Mondaire Jones announced Monday his intentions to endorse Bowman’s Democratic opponent, George Latimer, ahead of the primary on June 25. His decision could mark the end of the New Yorkers’ political relationship, while revealing the deeper split in the Democratic Party over the Middle Eastern conflict. 

The difference between Bowman and Latimer came into focus during their primary debate in May.

Both candidates were asked if they considered “the phrase ‘from the river to the sea’ hate speech and/or advocating for the eradication of Israel.” 

Bowman said, “I do not.”

Latimer told the audience, “I think it is hate speech.”

In this Tuesday June 23, 2020, file photo, Democratic
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