As top Democrats in the 2020 presidential nomination race clashed over health care and other priorities in Wednesday’s debate, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders received applause from the Atlanta crowd when he said the US should take a tougher stance on Israel.
Sanders comment came as the front-runners were asked if they would take a tougher stance on Saudi Arabia, considering its human rights abuses.
Sanders responded that he would be less conciliatory toward the Saudi Kingdom, but added that “the same thing goes for Israel and the Palestinians. It is no longer good enough for us to be pro-Israel, I am pro-Israel, but we must treat the Palestinians with the dignity they deserve.”
Sanders proceeded to call the economic crisis in the Gaza Strip as “unsustainable.”
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