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DSA chapters call for action against Jamaal Bowman over J Street Israel trip, Iron Dome vote

A growing number of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) chapters are calling on the national organization to take action against Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY). DSA endorsed Bowman (who is a member of the organization) in his primary run against longtime congressman Eliot Engel, but many members feel that Bowman has violated the group’s political platform with respect to Palestine.

Eliot Engel was a House member for over 30 years, where he solidified himself as one the Democrats’ staunchest supporters of Israel. During the campaign Bowman highlighted his differences with Engel on the subject of foreign policy and this included Palestine.

“As Netanyahu calls for expanding settlements and annexing the West Bank, we should seriously consider placing conditions on the billions of dollars of military aid our government provides him in order to make sure that the rights and dignity of both the Israeli and Palestinian people are respected,” he said in an interview at the time. “I just don’t understand why American taxpayers are subsidizing the detention of Palestinian children while Democrats are criticizing child detention at the Mexican border. The principles of the Leahy Law should be upheld.”

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