American Jews must get out and vote on Election Day if they want to continue to be heard by politicians on matters of concern to them, top US Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations said.

A recent survey showed liberal Democrats are twice as likely to sympathize with Palestinians over Israel than they had been two years ago. Now, Bernie Sanders appointed Cornel West and James Zogby, who hope to insert their pro-Palestinian views into the Democratic platform.

Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint Arab List, refused to address a meeting of an umbrella body representing 50 American Jewish organizations because the meeting was held at premises shared by the Jewish Agency for Israel and other “Zionist entities.”