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When You’ve Lost Bernie Sanders: How Netanyahu Destroyed the Israel Lobby

Juan Cole Informed Comment; Common Dreams
Bernie Sanders’s announcement may well signal a turning point in the domestic politics of Mideast policy. Despite his strong progressive vision, Sanders has in the past been reluctant to criticize Israel. He, like many on the American left, held up Israel in general as a progressive cause, regardless of the country’s colonial actions in the Palestinian West Bank or its illegal blockade of Gaza.
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