Bowman added that he is "also in full support of the human rights of the Palestinian people."
In the final count released Friday, Bowman bested Engel by a solid 15 points, 55-40.
Engel's loss symbolizes the passing of the torch to a new generation that has been underway for several years.
"Engel's defeat is a blow to the historically bipartisan support for Israel in the US Congress."
Engel's absence in Washington will be missed by Jerusalem.
The former middle school principal leads incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel two-to-one, but the mail-in votes have not been counted.
To a larger extent, this election seems like another aspect of the power struggle between moderate Democrats and progressive Democrats.
The Democratic Majority for Israel PAC came under fire this week for running an ad in the district showing that Jamaal Bowman failed in the past to pay his taxes.
I am alarmed that he made no mention of the threats facing Israel, including murderous acts that have not even spared our own district.
This is a critical moment for our democracy and our hopes for a more just world. Liberal and progressive Jews have a meaningful role to play in the fight for justice.