During a television appearance on MSNBC. Vermont US Senator Bernie Sanders, a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party of 2020 has said that Israel’s funding should be cut off after their ”scandalous” act.
Sanders was referring to Israel’s decision to ban entry to US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, into the Jewish State because of their support for BDS.
”The idea that a member of the United States Congress cannot visit a nation which, by the way, we support to the tune of billions and billions of dollars, is clearly an outrage,” said Sanders
If Israel doesn’t want members of the United States Congress to visit their country to get a firsthand look at what’s going on, and I’ve been there many, many times — but if he doesn’t want members to visit, maybe he can respectfully decline the billions of dollars that we give to Israel,” he added.
Sanders also blamed Israel’s decision on President Donald Trump, for tweeting out his support of banning the two congresswomen.
It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
This is not the first time Sanders has suggested withdrawing US aid to Israel. Back in July Sanders said that that he would not hesitate to use the aid as a means of pressure on the Israeli government “to act differently with the Palestinians.”
The United States is currently providing $3.8 billion in military aid to Israel.