Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) departed from a lot of the “progressive” left on Sunday morning when he opposed a ceasefire in Israel’s warfare towards the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, although he supported a “pause” and criticized Israel’s bombing in Gaza.
Sanders advised CNN’s State of the Union that he opposed a ceasefire although he mentioned Israel ought to have to vary its army technique as a situation for extra U.S. help, and although he thought-about Israel’s present authorities, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to be “racist.”
“Well, I don’t know how you can have a ceasefire… with an organization like Hamas, which is dedicated to turmoil and chaos and destroying the State of Israel. And I think what the Arab countries in the region understand is that Hamas has got to go.” pic.twitter.com/oGMGdkNpqx
— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) November 5, 2023
From the CNN transcript:
[DANA] BASH: I need to simply make clear one factor, Senator, if I’d. You help a humanitarian pause in Gaza. Some of your fellow progressives say that there needs to be a full-on cease-fire, which might require an settlement on either side to halt the combating.
Do you help a cease-fire? And, if not, why not?
SANDERS: Well, I don’t know how one can have a cease-fire, everlasting cease-fire, with a company like Hamas, which is devoted to turmoil and chaos and destroying the state of Israel.
And I believe what the Arab nations in the area perceive, that Hamas has received to go. So what we’d like proper now, the fast activity proper now’s to finish the bombing, to finish the horrific humanitarian catastrophe, to construct, go ahead with your complete world for a two-tier, two-state answer to the disaster to offer the Palestinian folks hope.
Sanders’s place strains up with that of President Joe Biden, who’s pushing for a “pause,” ostensibly in order that humanitarian help convoys can enter Gaza extra simply, and in order that hostages may very well be safely launched, although Hamas has not mentioned it will accomplish that.
Netanyahu has rejected the thought of a “pause” except Hamas releases the greater than 240 hostages it took throughout a brutal terror assault October 7 in which it murdered greater than 1,400 folks. Hamas has promised extra such assaults towards Israel in future.
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