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New Congress Will Be Missing Some of Its Longtime Pro-Israel Pillars

posted on December 13, 2012

Ron Kampeas at JTA examines the implications of the losses of prominent pro-Israel members in the next Congress. Some believe their departure signals a significant shift, while others believes that Congress will continue to be devoted to Israel. Douglas Boomfield, former legistlative director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, said, “The generation that’s leaving—and there are ones who are leaving, like Howard [Berman] and Gary [Ackerman]—these are guys who grew up in the formative years of Israel and understand what the struggle was.” 

Read at JTA