Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/02/last-decade-brought-conflict-us-and-progress
Interesting take here, but I do question whether the admitted increase in understanding of the issue, especially among the young, is enough of a silver lining to dissipate the black cloud of lockstep, legislative surrender to a foreign power and its agenda. If our govt. did respond to people’s desires, perhaps in time as the desire grows it would act correctly; but am becoming increasingly convinced that our govt. is not in the business of providing what people want.
Bernie Sanders in Nov., 2019: ″$3.8 billion is a lot of money, and we cannot give it carte blanche,” Sanders said at the annual confab for J Street, which advocates for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, referring to the amount of military aid Washington provides Israel each year.
“If you want military aid, you’re going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza. … I think it is fair to say that some of that $3.8 billion should go right now into humanitarian aid,” the Vermont senator added." https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-israel-aid_n_5dbc368fe4b09d8f9799e0f2
Bernie will actually change things for the better.
Let’s hope he gets the chance.
Has any other nation had so much money given to it year after year? What about, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and of course, Palestine. That Palestinin\an money should be handled by the UN-------Netanyahu should be kept far, far away from that money.
This is really very few elected Democrats, though that gives the more credit to those few who have spoken.