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Where does Joe Biden stand on anti-Semitism, Israel and other issues that matter to Jewish voters [View all]

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What does he say about the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel ó commonly referred to as BDS?

Heís firmly against the movement.

Speaking at AIPAC in 2016, Biden said, ďItís wrong. Itís wrong. I know itís not popular to say, but itís wrong, because as the Jewish people know better than any other people, any action that marginalizes one ethnic and religious group imperils us all.Ē

What is Bidenís relationship to Jewish groups?

Over his decades in politics, Biden has developed a strong relationship with AIPAC. In 2013, at AIPACís annual conference, Biden said, ďI did more fundraisers for AIPAC in the í70s and early í80s than just about anybody.Ē He is a regular at the annual policy conference, and heís spoken at the conference of J Street, the liberal group that supports a two-state solution and puts pressure on U.S. parties to achieve it.

One of Bidenís favorite stories to tell is a childhood memory of his father: It is 1948, just before Israelís founding. Biden is 6 years old and sitting at the dinner table with his family, and his dad explains that he cannot understand how there are people who didnít want to recognize Israel as a state. Thatís where he first learned the phrase ďNever again,Ē he says (even though that phrase wasnít popularized until years later). Biden goes back to this anecdote often in speeches to emphasize his lifelong pro-Israel beliefs.

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