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Sen. Sanders: Letter to President Biden - stop funding this war, support UN efforts for a humanitarian ceasefire (Original Post) Donkees Dec 2023 OP
Thank you Bernie Autumn Dec 2023 #1
Ditto.... Chakaconcarne Dec 2023 #2
Yes! Nanjeanne Dec 2023 #3
K&R Think. Again. Dec 2023 #4
Bernie: I've asked President Biden to do two things: Donkees Dec 2023 #5
In an interview, Sanders said Biden is "deeply concerned" about the civilian death toll -- but that concern is not enough Donkees Dec 2023 #6

Donkees

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5. Bernie: I've asked President Biden to do two things:
Wed Dec 13, 2023, 05:01 PM
Dec 2023
1) Not to give $10 billion to Netanyahu’s right-wing government to continue their horrific military strategy.

2) To support a UN humanitarian ceasefire to get in desperately needed aid to the people of Gaza, and free the hostages.


Donkees

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6. In an interview, Sanders said Biden is "deeply concerned" about the civilian death toll -- but that concern is not enough
Wed Dec 13, 2023, 05:08 PM
Dec 2023
In an interview, Sanders said Biden is “deeply concerned” about the civilian death toll — but that concern is not enough.

“We have to convert that concern into reality,” he said. “It would be totally hypocritical for us as a nation to give $10 billion more in unconditional funds to a right-wing, extremist government led by Netanyahu ... to continue this war.”

Sanders sent the letter the same day Biden delivered some of his most critical remarks of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s military campaign, telling donors he wanted the nation to stop “indiscriminate bombing.” But the president has also requested Congress send more than $14 billion in funds to Israel to aid the campaign, and so far opposed any talk among Congress’s liberals of conditioning the funds to rein in the staggering civilian death toll in the conflict.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/12/13/bernie-sanders-reduce-israel-aid-billions/
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