"One of Lapid’s senior advisers is senior U.S. pollster Mark Mellman, founder of the Democratic Majority for Israel – an organization that seeks to bolster support for Israel within the Democratic Party, and has quickly become a formidable force among the pro-Israel establishment in Washington."
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Democratic Majority for Israel put out a statement last week heralding the formation of a new government. “We note that this government will not only be expansive, including parties representing the left, right, and center of Israeli politics, it will also be inclusive, with Arabs, women, and Jews of color holding key positions. We congratulate Yair Lapid and his colleagues for achieving what many considered impossible: bringing together a broad spectrum of Israeli society to create a new unity government.”
"When U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his way to Israel last week for his first visit to the country, the State Department released a statement mentioning three Israeli officials he was scheduled to meet in Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. The focus of the visit was supposed to be the cease-fire that had been reached days earlier in Gaza, and the aversion of another crisis in the Palestinian arena."