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Watch: Bernie Sanders says peace in Palestine and Israel starts with economic aide


“I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I have a magical solution that has eluded every president,” Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said when asked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a recent interview with Little Village. Outside forces have muddied the myriad issues for decades, says the Democratic presidential candidate.

“Our goal should be to see more economic assistance to the people in that region rather than just military assistance,” Sanders added. “I would hope that in years to come the amount of military aid could be reduced and in fact could be substituted with economic aide. There is a lot of economic misery within the Palestinian community.”

 
Video: Sara Tate, PATV Channel 18, Iowa City, IA
Interview: Stacey Walker, Friday Sept. 4, 2015
Location: CSPS/Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA


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