Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Bernie: Leverage US aid to Israel to end horrific treatment of Palestinians

Some have complained that Bernie is an Israel apologist, by implication suggesting he supports unconditional aid to Israel. This should debunk that myth.

"Speaking at a conference Monday hosted by the liberal-leaning Jewish organization J Street, Sen. Bernie Sanders expressed support for leveraging billions of dollars in annual U.S. military aid to stop Israel's horrific treatment and occupation of the Palestinian people."

Sander: "My solution is to say to Israel: you get $3.8 bil every year, if you want military aid you're going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza, in fact I think it is fair to say that some of that should go right now into humanitarian aid." He added: "It is not anti-Semitism to say that the Netanyahu government has been racist. That's a fact."

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