The DSA has long supported the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.
“DSA long ago fell into the trap of becoming so radical in the name of ‘justice’ that they abandoned the mission of the progressive movement,” said Amanda Berman, founder and executive director of Zioness, a group representing liberal Jews who support Israel.
She said an internal DSA feud in 2022 over whether it should withdraw support for Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), who represents Westchester and the Bronx, for visiting Israel left members already admitting they were “bleeding activists and financial resources.
“After Hamas’s brutal invasion of Israel on October 7, DSA doubled down on their strategy of going deep and long on antisemitism, thinking it might get them out of the hole,” Berman said. “Instead, this depraved idea dug them even deeper.