Mr. Sanders is seeking to bar allies of Hillary Clinton from leading the powerful rules and platform committees of the Democratic National Convention in July.
Two of the senator’s appointees to the party’s platform drafting committee, Cornel West and James Zogby, on Wednesday denounced Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and said they believed that rank-and-file Democrats no longer hewed to the party’s staunch support of the Israeli government. They said they would try to get their views incorporated into the platform, the party’s statement of core beliefs, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.
Stepping up fund-raising for the general election is among the priorities even if the Democratic nomination contest has yet to be settled.
In January, the party chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, appointed dozens of Clinton supporters and advisers to the three standing committees of the Democratic Party convention. Of 45 potential members submitted by Mr. Sanders, she appointed just three, according to Mr. Sanders’s campaign.
Mr. Trump’s win reclaimed control of the Republican race; Mrs. Clinton fought off another challenge from Bernie Sanders.
As the race intensifies, it could be essential for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to step out of their comfort zones as they face off in Brooklyn.
Of the last nine presidents, Obama is the only one who has completely shielded Israel from Security Council resolutions. Lindon Johnson passed 7 resolutions against Israel in the UN, Nixon 15, Ford 2, Carter 4, Ronald Regan 21, George H.W Bush 9, Bill Clinton 3, George Bush 6
Researchers have concluded that the Democratic National Committee was breached by two Russian intelligence agencies, and metadata from the released emails suggests that the documents passed through Russian computers.
Over the span of his career, project after project has produced allegations of bad faith, broken promises, blatant lies or outright fraud.
The party, which held its convention on Saturday in Houston, has a new sense of vitality as its candidate, Jill Stein, draws about 5 percent in polls.