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  • This is why Bernie Sanders’s criticism of Israel won’t hurt him in today’s New York primary

    The Washington Post - 04/19/2016

    The comments made by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) at last week’s Democratic Party debate drew praise for breaking American political taboos about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Criticizing Israel’s military actions as “disproportionate” and calling for Palestinians to be treated with “respect and dignity” is certainly not what we’ve come to expect from American politicians, especially in the midst of election campaigns. Even more unusual was the fact that Sanders made these comments just days before the New York primary, in which American Jews — who make up about 20 percent of the electorate in the state — are a critical constituency.

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