Sanders Says US Should ‘Absolutely’ Use Aid To Leverage Israel Into ‘Acting Differently’


The US should “absolutely” use its aid to Israel as a means to put pressure on its government to change course, Vermont progressive Bernie Sanders said on Friday.

Speaking to the centrist Pod Save America podcast, the 2020 presidential candidate said that “Our policy cannot just be pro-Israel, pro-Israel, pro-Israel. It has got to be pro-region working with all of the people, all of the countries in that area and it’s a similar position – and Hillary Clinton and I had a bit of a disagreement on this in 2016 – Saudi Arabia is a vicious ugly dictatorship.”

“I lived in Israel. I worked in a Kibbutz for a number of months. I have family in Israel. I am Jewish. I am not anti-Israel,” Sanders clarified. “I believe that the people of Israel have absolutely the right to live in peace, independence, and security, end of discussion.”

“But I think what has happened is in recent years under Netanyahu you have an extreme right-wing government with many racist tendencies. The role of the United States – and this is not easy – is to try to finally bring peace to the Middle East and to treat the Palestinian people with a kind of respect and dignity they deserve.”

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  1. See what people said in earlier post today
    July 28, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Im embarrassed for his parents to have raised such a menuval. Lying populist capo
    July 28, 2019 at 9:54 am

    One more reason not to vote for crazy Bernie
    July 28, 2019 at 10:11 am

    What’s the chiddush he is a Jew hater and murderer
    Please ask him
    July 28, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Between Marxism, Leninism, Trotskyism and Communism, which of these parties does Bernie Sanders affiliate with?
    July 28, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    He’s such a piece of trash

  2. He’s our guru, he’s our swami
    He’s our favorite old-time commie
    Israel’s what he likes to bash
    He’ll legalize your smoking hash
    Free school for all’s his holy grail
    He’ll march rich folks straight off to jail
    No more cars, no fossil fuel
    You’ll ride to work on your lame mule
    Vote Bernie! He’s our only choice
    That finger wag! That foghorn voice!
    Please, let’s not make Saint Bernie sad
    He’s nobler than Sir Galahad
    He’s the best choice of all (by far)
    To be Prez of the U.S. (S.R.)

  3. Mr. Sanders, so to “bring peace to the Middle East” you’d just get the Jews out of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, and then, of course, the rest of Israel, and voila! there’s peace.

  4. I too am a jew against the occupation. I would love for all the Arabs/Palestinians who occupy our home land to please leave asap.

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