The Coming Change in US-Israel RelationsMay 10, 2016 By Yousef Munayyer
The discussion on Israel at the most recent Democratic presidential debate is but the latest benchmark in progress down a road on which the American people have begun to travel for several years. Indeed, when the issue was raised at the Democratic debate last month, one presidential candidate attacked the other for the lack of empathy displayed toward Palestinians. Given how one-sided mainstream American discourse has been, this is taboo-breaking.
The presidential election season of 2016 is, for many reasons, already being described as an outlier in our history. However, on this particular issue, the election season reflects the continuation of an ongoing trend which will grow well beyond November: the shift in US-Israel relations.http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/the-coming-change-in-us-israel-relations/