Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israel?

MASON CITY, IA - JANUARY 27: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at Music Man Square on January 27, 2016 in Mason City, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating a presidential candidate from each party, will take place …
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The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON, DC – At a town hall meeting with his constituents in August 2014, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was asked a question about the then-ongoing Israel-Hamas war. What unfolded made the inside of that room seem as hot as the scorching summer conditions outside.

Prodded into discussing Israel’s conduct during the Gaza conflict, and interrupted for a second time by an angry attendee, Sanders told the man: “Shut up. You don’t have the microphone.”

The question that had preceded the eruption was from a woman who wanted to hear more from her senator about his position. He had recently abstained in a vote on Senate Resolution 498, which expressed support for Israel defending itself against “unprovoked rocket attacks” from Hamas. Sanders was one of the 21 members who didn’t sign the unanimously passed resolution.

Read more at the Times of Israel