How this year’s primary season demonstrated the waning influence of pro-Israel hawks
Mairav Zonszein is an Israeli-American journalist who covers politics in Israel, Palestine and the U.S., civil rights and protest, antisemitism and the media. She’s written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, Vice, Foreign Policy, and the New York Review of Books, among others. She is also a contributor to Jewish Currents and +972 Magazine.
Hawkish pro-Israel groups spent big trying to unseat Democratic candidates whom they viewed aren’t sufficiently supportive of Israel, and they lost big — perhaps marking a seismic shift in the domestic politics of U.S. Middle East policy.