Good News and Bad News on American Support for Israel

National security is not a partisan issue.

The Pew Research Center regularly asks Americans this question: “In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, which side do you sympathize with more, Israel or the Palestinians?” Last year, Pew recorded a dramatic decline in support for Israel among Democrats. In 2016, 43 percent chose Israel, and 29 percent chose the Palestinians. In 2017, those numbers were 33 percent and 31 percent. The remainder chose “both,” “neither,” or “don’t know.”

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Good News and Bad News on American Support for Israel

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