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Jewish Americans could show ‘significant change’ in voting, support Republican candidates in 2024: experts

Elected politicians’ stance on Israel’s war against Hamas may push some Democrat-leaning Jewish-American voters to reconsider their choices in the 2024 elections, experts said.

Division among Democrats over the war is likely to have a meaningful effect on the presidential race down to local congressional races, insiders and several Jewish voters told Fox News Digital.

Multiple House Democrats – including Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and other members of the far-left “Squad” – have taken aim at President Biden and Democrat leadership over their support for Israel.

“I have not seen this kind of a shift – at least a discussed shift, obviously no one’s voted yet – since 1980,” Jake Novak, the former media director at the Israeli Consulate in New York, told Fox News Digital. “In 1980, Jimmy Carter still won a majority of the Jewish vote, but it was way down from ’76. There were a lot of Jewish voters who were disappointed in him.”

Omar said it was “painful and scary” to work alongside other Democrats who she said were blaming all Muslims for the violence. It was unclear who she was referencing, but progressive Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., had taken aim at members of the “Squad” last week over what he called a “reprehensible and repulsive” response to the Oct. 7 Hamas attack.

Earlier last week, Omar walked back comments in which she blamed Israel for a Gaza hospital explosion that U.S. intelligence determined was not from a projectile launched by the Israel Defense Forces. She did not offer an apology.

Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report.

Kyle Morris covers politics for Fox News. Story tips can be sent to kyle.morris@fox.com and on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris.

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