Being head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a Muslim, the chances of Ellison supporting Israel are somewhere between hell freezing over and when pigs fly.

(The Hill) — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said Friday that Obama is “wrong” to oppose the vote for Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.

“The key issue of statehood is something that we can do now, that we should do now,” Ellison said on the progressive Bill Press radio show. “I think it will bring great stability to the region.”

Ellison said Obama is missing an opportunity to get the Palestinian state he has previously said he wanted. Ellison’s position is a break with the top House Democrats who have agreed with Obama on the possible UN vote.

Not being a recognized state “puts [the Palestinians] at a considerable disadvantage when they try to bargain with Israel,” Ellison argued. “The move we should be making is welcoming Palestinians . . . as a sovereign nation.”

Our opposition “will have a negative impact on our already hurting credibility,” Ellison said.

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