David Cicilline, pro-Israel progressive, is leaving Congress

Published date22 February 2023
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
Cicilline said Tuesday he will exit Congress in June to head the Rhode Island Foundation, the biggest funder of nonprofits in the Ocean State. The foundation is massively influential in the state and leading it could offer Cicilline, 61, a pathway into statewide office

Cicilline is a member of the Democrats' Progressive Caucus. He and several other progressive Democrats belie the conventional wisdom that the traditional pro-Israel community is losing the party's Left. Other caucus members with traditional pro-Israel views include Frank Pallone of New Jersey, Brad Sherman of California and Ritchie Torres of New York.

He aligns with mainstream pro-Israel positions in a number of areas, including in his criticism of the United Nations for singling out Israel.

He won the top Democratic spot on the influential Middle East subcommittee of the House...

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