The two sides have clashed in several increasingly acrimonious races. … But tomorrow’s Democratic primary in New York shows that when it comes to opposing sides of the Israel lobby, what will lead to a showdown in the primaries is more complicated than meets the eye.
J Street Action runs digital ads supporting Rep. Jerry Nadler (DN.Y.) in his three-way primary battle with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.) and Suraj Patel, a lawyer and former Obama aide in the White House, in what could be the most Jewish district in the country.
Nadler is a longtime advocate of a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street, said in an interview. He also supported the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which Maloney opposed, angering Israel. …
That difference has led to fights between J Street and AIPAC in some other Democratic primaries, but not in New York’s 12th District, where Nadler and Maloney, both longtime lawmakers and current committee chairs, are battling it out.