Can Hillary Clinton Please Both Pro-Israel Megadonors and Democratic Grassroots?

At The Forward, Nathan Guttman reports on Hillary Clinton’s efforts to present herself as a staunchly pro-Israel Democratic presidential candidate. This stance, designed to gain support from Jewish donors, faces potential complications in the rising support among Democrats for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement criticizing Israel for its treatment of Palestinians. Guttman writes, “Support for Israel is still strong, but Democratic voters are taking a more skeptical view toward Israeli policies – a trend Clinton has chosen not to follow.”

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