Sanders pushes for Gaza aid in exchange for yes on Iron Dome

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WASHINGTON: Left-wingUS Senator Bernie Sanders is expected to back an additional $1 billion worth of funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system in an upcoming Senate vote in exchange for more aid to Gaza. The quarterly Jewish Currents magazine – which obtained a copy of a letter from Sanders to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer – said that although he was critical of Israel’s Iron Dome request the Vermont Senator is planning on voting “yes” in a bid to push for increased humanitarian relief for Palestinians in Gaza. Sanders appears to see this exchange as a strategic counterbalance to t…

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