Sanders Takes A Politically Rare Position On Palestine
The political conversation about Israel and Palestine is usually heavily on the former's side.By Eugene Daniels | April 15, 2016
Bernie Sanders has mostly shied away from talking about foreign policy during his presidential run. But in typical Sanders fashion, he's taken a hard stance on one of the most politically risky positions in the U.S.
"The question is not, does Israel have a right to respond, not does Israel have a right to go after terrorists and destroy terrorism? That's not the debate. Was their response disproportionate? I believe that it was," Sanders said during a Democratic presidential debate.
To be clear, Sanders says he is 100 percent pro-Israel. But it's one of the few times a presidential candidate has also been so publicly critical of the country. Usually, politicians from both sides of the aisle stick to an Israeli perspective when talking about the conflict-stricken neighbors.