READ IN FULL: Bernie Sanders’ speech on Israel, Trump and antisemitism at J Street Conference – Haaretz 28.02.17
Blasts Trump for retreating from commitment to a two-state solution and not speaking out forcefully against antisemitism and bigotry. Says ‘particularly important’ for progressives to acknowledge the moral foundation of the Jewish state of Israel. Such acknowledgment does not contradict the need for an independent and ‘dignified’ Palestinian state. Includes video [33:33].
Bernie Sanders grills David Friedman on settlements and aid to Palestinians – Ron Kampeas – The Forward 02.03.17
Building dedicated by Trump’s Israel envoy was constructed illegally on Palestinian land – Judy Maltz – Haaretz 15.02.17
Documents detail David Friedman’s connection to a building in the radical settlement of Beit El built in 1999 and slated for demolition, but never destroyed.