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Sen. Bernie Sanders To Vote Against Military Aid To Israel

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In a break with President Joe Biden and Senate Democratic leadership, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Monday evening that he would vote against a supplemental spending bill to provide emergency military aid to Israel and Ukraine.

Sanders, who drew left-wing ire in recent weeks for stopping short of endorsing a permanent cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, cited his concerns about the scale of Palestinian civilian deaths and displacement.

Sanders repeatedly invoked what he sees as illegal actions taken by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the most right-wing Israeli government in history.

“What the Netanyahu government is doing is immoral,” Sanders said in remarks on the Senate floor. “It is in violation of international law ― and the United States should not be complicit in those actions.”


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