Are attitudes towards Palestine shifting in the US? | The Bottom Line

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    While unquestioning support for Israel is still the name of the game in Washington, DC, a growing number of Democrats are demanding political rights for Palestinians.

    University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole is the founder of Informed Comment, a blog on US foreign policy in the Middle East. He tells host Steve Clemons that people are making the connection between Black Lives Matter and Palestine.

    And while the “Arab street” has become divided and muted by Arab dictatorships, solidarity with Palestinians has shifted online globally.

    Watch this wide-ranging conversation on the shifting dynamics of the Palestinian narrative.

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    “Democrats” usually refers to the The Democratic Party of the United States – one of the two major political parties in the country, along with its main, historic rival, the Republican Party.

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