Is Bernie Causing a Breakdown in the Jewish Left?

Through his presidential race, Bernie Sanders may have unwittingly brought the fight between Labor Zionism (the stuff of Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir) and the new socialist guard (“anti-Occupation” and pro-Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) to the forefront of the American Left. It’s a fight that’s been brewing for decades thanks to a well-equipped Palestinian Liberation movement and a generation of college professors entrenched in cultural Marxism. Thanks to Bernie’s run, the debate is transcending the “good Jew/bad Jew” phase, promising to impact the Jewish American relationship with Israel for generations to come.

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