WASHINGTON | Senate GOP’s 1st bill on Israel boycotts divides Democrats
WASHINGTON—January 07, 2019—Senate Republicans’ first bill of the new Congress aims to insert the legislative branch into President Donald Trump‘s Middle East policy. But it also tries to drive a wedge between centrist and liberal Democrats over attitudes toward Israel.
The bipartisan package coming up for a vote Tuesday initially drew widespread support. It includes measures supporting Israel and Jordan and slapping sanctions on Syrians involved in war crimes.