Democrats supporting Israel oppose Bernie Sanders’ plan for conditional aid

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Senator’s urge for US to make Israel reconsider military strategy is met with fierce backlash, underscoring rift on left over war in Gaza

Bernie Sanders called on Congress to require Israel to change its policies as a condition to receiving US military aid – a statement that was met with fierce opposition by vocal Democratic supporters of the Jewish state, underscoring a deepening rift on the left over the Biden administration’s response to the war.

In a statement on Saturday, Sanders, a leading progressive voice, proposed leveraging US security assistance as a way of forcing Israel to reconsider its military strategy amid its bombardment and blockade of Gaza that has led to spiraling death, dislocation and destruction across the territory.

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