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U.S. sen Bernie Sanders said on Friday that the US foreign policy in the Middle East is not “pro-Israel.”
The democratic 2020 presidential candidate, who is a Jew and lived in Israel in the past, made the remark Friday on the “Pod Save America” podcast.
“Our policy can not just pro-Israel, pro-Israel, pro-Israel,” said Sanders. “It has to be per-region, the cooperation with all the people, all the countries in this area.”
“Our policy can not just Israel, pro-Israel, pro-Israel, pro -. It has to be per-region, the cooperation with all the people, all the countries in this area.”
— U.S. sen Bernie Sanders
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The independent from Vermont, said he fervently believes that “the people in Israel have absolutely the right to live in peace, independence and security. At the end of the discussion,” but added that he has a Problem with the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country has to govern, in the last few years, the Washington Examiner reported.
“I think what happened is in the past few years under Netanyahu, you have a right-wing government, which said many racist tendencies,” Sanders, the guilt, the Prime Minister of the intensification of the tensions between Israel and the Palestinians. Sanders is also President of the Trump criticized the decision of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the Holy city of Jerusalem, something that he believes will put peace negotiations with the Palestinians in danger.
In may, Trump-government officially opened the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, in a historic step, Israelis cheered, but met with mass protests by Palestinians, the most deadly in the lead-up to the ceremony. Clashes on the border, dozens of Palestinians dead and hundreds injured had left by the time that ended the ceremony. But Israel’s Prime Minister praised the Israeli security forces for the protection of the Gaza-Israel border, as U.S. officials held out the hope that the prospect of peace remained in range.
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If he is President, Sanders said, he would add, check with the billions in aid the U.S. sends to Israel every year as a lever to force Netanyahu to his actions, that the Palestinians deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, the Examiner reported.
Netanyahu, the longest-serving Israeli Prime Minister this month, after he held office for more than 13 years, according to The Guardian. He needs to win the election in September, and survival of three cases of corruption against him, to remain in office.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Judson Berger contributed to this report.