In The News

By Shira Hanau

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, pointed out that all of the current candidates for the nomination oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction movement against Israel, and blamed Republicans for the narrative of Democratic division over Israel. While JDCA will not endorse a candidate in the primary process, Soifer said it will work to turn out the Jewish vote once there is a nominee.

“We know that Jewish voters are overwhelmingly pro-Israel, but at the same time a majority of them are critical of at least some of the current Israeli government’s policies and that includes Netanyahu’s threat of annexation,” said Soifer. “And it’s important to remember that Congress controls aid and nobody is talking about that in Congress.”