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Bernie Sanders Promises “Level Playing Field” on Israel-Palestine

10.3.16

Bernie Sanders Promises “Level Playing Field” on Israel-Palestine: -- [theintercept.com] -- “All I can tell you is I will make every single effort to bring rational people on both sides together, so that hopefully we can have a level playing field, the United States treating everybody in that region equally,” Sanders said.

Sanders’ proposal to treat both sides fairly makes him an outlier in the presidential race. The only other candidate to endorse such a position has been Donald Trump, who has said he would be “sort of a neutral guy” in his approach to negotiations. But Trump has also said that he would be “totally pro-Israel” in his policies.

Among the other presidential contenders, Marco Rubio has stated his intention to be unbalanced on the issue once elected, while Hillary Clinton has touted her pro-Israel credentials and made little mention of the Palestinians. In November, Clinton wrote an op-ed titled “How I Would Reaffirm Unbreakable Bond With Israel — and Benjamin Netanyahu,” promising uncritical support for a range of Israeli policies once elected.


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