Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by Akbar Shahid Ahmed in the Huffington Post on October 28, 2019


WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) showed just how far successors to President Donald Trump may go to reshape the U.S. relationship with Israel and the Palestinians, taking the stage at a Jewish American group’s conference on Monday to deliver impassioned remarks about his sympathy for Palestinians and issue a proposal that would have once been considered political suicide.

‘$3.8 billion is a lot of money, and we cannot give it carte blanche,’ Sanders said, referring to the amount of military aid Washington provides Israel each year. ‘If you want military aid, you’re going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza… I think it is fair to say that some of that $3.8 billion should go right now into humanitarian aid.'”



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