The temptation of political expediency and help from powerful special-interest lobbies often prove too much for many candidates turned members of Congress.
After they won their primaries, some young progressives curbed their pro-Palestine rhetoric. Now they are in Washington getting oriented. Next up: early test votes in the new year sponsored by the pro-Israel lobby.
People in the pro-Palestinian community worldwide will be watching to see if any of the new left-wing progressives elected in the midterms will dare speak out—and vote against—the wishes of the Israel lobby. The answer will likely come early next year, in test votes sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, after the