Democrats deepen embrace of Israeli apartheid


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke last month about her junket to Israel. She was joined on the trip and at the podium by Representatives Barbara Lee, Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff.

Jemal Countess

The Democratic Party has an apartheid problem. And it’s getting worse.

Eight congressional Democrats went to Israel last month yet I could find no public record of any of them speaking out against Israel’s practice of apartheid, meticulously documented in Amnesty International’s recent landmark report.

More members joined a tour sponsored by the Israel lobby group AIPAC later in February – run through its subsidiary, the American Israel Education Foundation – including 27 Republicans and 14 Democrats. Representative Ted Deutch did double duty for Israeli apartheid by attending both trips.

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