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At J Street Conference, Presidential Candidates Say Israel Policy Is Due for a Reboot

posted on October 29, 2019

Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron writes, “Five Democratic candidates spoke Monday (Oct. 28) at the annual meeting of the liberal Jewish advocacy group J Street.” J Street supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Shimron reports that Bernie Sanders received a standing ovation from the crowd of 4,000 in Washington, D.C. Sanders is Jewish, but it was his “popularity with young people and his willingness to take a tough stand on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump, the settler movement and the failed peace process that won him support here,” Shimron writes.

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