Democratic presidential candidate Senator Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that “the United States, time and time again, has looked aside when Israel has done some bad things” and “if we are going to go forward, it cannot be that the United States just takes the side of Israel” on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Final 5 Candidates.”
Sanders said that while the US should ensure Israel’s security and independence remains intact, “[W]e have also got to work with the Palestinians. And what that means, we have got to recognize that, for in Gaza — for example, in Gaza, you’ve got an unemployment rate of 44%. You have people living in horrific poverty. You have a community that was destroyed. So if we are going to go forward, it cannot be that the United States just takes the side of Israel. We’ve got to work with both communities to try to do what is very, very difficult, and that is create a lasting peace in the region.”
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