Jamaal Bowman Wins
What's that mean for the Palestinian rights movement?
Today, the Associated Press, seen as the gold standard in declaring the victors of elections, made it official: Jamaal Bowman has ousted Eliot Engel, the 16-term incumbent who embodied the Washington consensus on Israel.
This is a monumental loss for the Israel lobby. As I wrote in my preview of the race for +972 Magazine, the pro-Israel groups NORPAC and Democratic Majority for Israel spent millions of dollars to bolster Engel.
Bonus: Read my November 2019 feature for The Intercept on this race and what Engel meant for pro-Israel politics.