Progressives have wanted Sanders to be
forceful in condemning Israel.
Before Congress’ August recess, the
Senate passed a
reaffirming its support for Israel. Sanders
did not object, but he also did not sign on
as a co-sponsor. As the Daily Beast writes,
Israel puts left-wing politicians like
Sanders in a
tough spot because their base
be critical of Israel, but not taking a
pro-Israel position is politically risky.
So he's not absolutely pro-Palestine but not
extremely pro-Israel either. - So he's not absolutely pro-Palestine but not extremely pro-Israel either.