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Biden returns to Washington this week in anticipation of approaching midterm elections

Biden returns to Washington this week in anticipation of approaching midterm elections

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.