The two sides are pitted against each other in several increasingly bitter races. … But tomorrow’s Democratic primaries in New York show that when it comes to opposing sides of the Israeli lobby, what will spark a primary showdown is more complicated than it seems.
J Street Action Runs Digital Ads In Support Of Rep. Jerry Nadler (DN.Y.) in his three-pronged primary battle with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.) and Suraj Patel, a lawyer and former Obama White House aide, in what is arguably the most Jewish neighborhood in the country.
Nadler has long championed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami said in an interview. He also supported the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran — which Maloney opposed — which angered Israel. …
Such a disparity has led to battles between J Street and AIPAC in some other Democratic primaries — but not New York’s 12th district, where Nadler and Maloney — both longtime lawmakers and current committee chairs — are battling it out.