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Omar's challenger Antone Melton-Meaux: Progressive and pro-Israel not mutually exclusive

 

Progressive Democratic congressional candidate Antone Melton-Meaux, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

(JNS) - Since taking office in 2019, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has become one of the most outspoken critics of Israel in the U.S. Congress. She has become part of a growing cadre of young progressives within the Democratic Party whom critics fear will erode the long-heralded bipartisan support for Israel.

Last month, this concern further grew when pro-Israel Democratic stalwart Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), who headed the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, lost in a primary to Jamaal Bowman, another up-and-coming progressive.

Yet for Antone Melton-Meaux, who is one of four candidates¬...



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