TOI: After no-shows in Jerusalem, Democrats also absent from Israeli Embassy DC party

The inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem was not the only event Monday that reflected a growing partisan divide over Israel in the Trump era.

Across the Atlantic, several hours after the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy in Washington hosted its annual event celebrating the anniversary of the nation’s founding. It’s usually a festive occasion featuring lawmakers from both sides of the aisle who go to see the ambassador and be seen. But this year, not a single currently serving Democrat was spotted in attendance.

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