Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg laid out his stance on foreign policy, and in the process threatened Israel if they ever decide to annex the West Bank ”if Prime Minister Netanyahu makes good on his promise to annex West Bank settlements, he should know that a President Buttigieg would take steps to ensure that American taxpayers won’t help foot the bill”.
Pete Buttigieg went on to say: ”Just as an American patriot may oppose the policies of an American president, a supporter of Israel may also oppose the policies of an Israeli right-wing government, especially when we see increasingly disturbing signs that the Netanyahu government is turning away from peace.”
On the resolution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Buttigieg said that he would pursue the two-state solution; “A two-state solution that achieves legitimate Palestinian aspirations and meets Israel’s security needs remains the only viable way forward and it will be our policy to support such a solution actively,” he said.
Buttigieg is one candidate out an of dense field 20 Democratic candidates that are seeking the party’s nomination. The Democratic Party has been shifting far to the left away from the traditional support for Israel they once gave.
To add a cherry on top, the Democratic candidate also promised that if elected, the United States would rejoin the nuclear agreement with Iran.