Analysis | Criticism of Israel exposes generational and ideological rifts in Democratic party (The Guardian)

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    Analysis | Criticism of Israel exposes generational and ideological rifts in Democratic party – By Lauren Gambino (The Guardian) / Nov 8, 2023

    Some US progressives call for ceasefire while others continue to staunchly support Israel’s actions, seemingly splitting the group

    In the days after Hamas launched an unprecedented assault on Israel from Gaza, killing 1,400 people and taking more than 240 hostages, nearly every elected Democratic official vowed unwavering support for Israel and its right to self-defense. Those who did not were condemned swiftly and unequivocally by their fellow Democrats, Republicans and the White House

    Now one month into the war, as Israeli troops intensify their ground invasion of Gaza and the Palestinian death toll surpasses 10,000, of which more than 4,100 are children, according to the health ministry in Gaza, Democrats are in turmoil, divided over the American response to the conflict. As calls for a ceasefire gain traction among their supporters, Democrats are split between those increasingly more critical of Israel’s response to the terrorist attacks and those who are doubling down on unrestricted support for Israel.

    Those fissures tore open on the House floor on Tuesday, where 22 Democrats joined nearly all Republicans to formally rebuke the chamber’s lone Palestinian American, the Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, for her rhetoric about Israel’s war in Gaza.

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