Denouncing Trump Plan as ‘Unacceptable,’ Sanders Declares It Is Time to ‘End the Israeli Occupation’

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 Jessica Corbett in Common Dreams on January 28, 2020

 

“After U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited ‘peace deal’ for the Israel-Palestine conflict, Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned the proposal as ‘unacceptable’ and called for an end to Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories.

Sanders (I-Vt.), a top candidate in the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential primary race, responded to Trump’s plan in pair of tweets, envisioning a U.S. policy that promotes “a just and durable agreement.’

The tweets aligned closely with a statement from the senator’s office, in which Sanders said any acceptable deal ‘must end the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 and enable Palestinian self-determination in an independent, democratic, economically viable state of their own alongside a secure and democratic state of Israel.’

Sanders, who would be the first Jewish president, added that ‘Trump’s so-called ‘peace deal’ doesn’t come close, and will only perpetuate the conflict, and undermine the security interests of Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians.'”

 

 

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