PM Bennett Meets “Squad” Member, Other Dems On J Street Trip

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PM Bennett meets with Democratic members of Congress brought to Israel by J Street. (Naftali Bennett Twitter)

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met on Tuesday with the US Congressional delegation brought to Israel by the left-wing organization J Street, including Squad member Jaamal Bowman.

Like Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who also met with the delegation, Bennett didn’t mention the delegation’s connection to J Street in a statement issued by his office and social media posts about the meeting.

Bennett wrote on Twitter that he had a “great meeting with Rep. Rosa Delauro (D-CT), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Mondair Jones (D-NY), Melanie Stansbury (D-NM), and Marc Pocan (D-WI) in my office in Jerusalem.”

“It was good seeing you and discussing ways to strengthen the US-Israel alliance.”

Although Bowman is part of the Squad and has criticized Israel multiple times for “its treatment of the Palestinians,” he is the only Squad member who voted to grant Israel an extra $1 billion in funding for the Iron Dome after the conflict in Gaza in May. Whether his vote was due to his personal conviction or the fact that his district has a large Jewish population is unknown.


Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-Bronx/Westchester, left, meets with Sally Abed and Alon-Lee Green of Standing Together, a progressive Jewish-Arab grassroots movement, during his visit to Israel and Palestinian-controlled areas as part of a Congressional delegation arranged by J Street, Nov. 8, 2021. (Via Twitter)

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

 


2 COMMENTS

  1. sad to hear that our PM is meeting with a terrorist organization that has only one goal to diminish Israel…..well Mr. Bennett, you too will be traveling the same road as failed PM