(Jewish Press) On Sunday Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told J Streets annual conference in Washington DC that should he be elected president he would divert some of the money the US gives Israel as defense assistance to pay for humanitarian relief in the Gaza Strip. According to JTA Sanders (did you know hes Jewish?) was the most robustly in favor of pressuring Israel" out of all the Democratic candidates who either appeared in person or sent video speeches. Advertisement I would use the leverage $3.8 billion is a lot of money and we cannot give it carte blanche to the Israeli government or any government" Sanders said. Big cheers from the crowd big lovers of Israel every last one of them. Sanders added that as president he would say to Israel if you want military aid youre going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza. I would say that some of that $3.8 billion should go right now to humanitarian aid in Gaza."
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