This development reveals a great deal about the reasons for the ongoing tension between American Jewish critics of Israel and the rest of the Jewish community.

The congressman in question is Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a first-term Democrat who represents a district that covers part of New York City (the north Bronx) and much of Westchester County. Bowman has a substantial number of Jewish constituents, which probably explains why, in the past, he has not been as harsh towards Israel as some of his ideological bedfellows.