A Split Over Israel Threatens the Democrats’ Hopes for Unity

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.

Publisher: NYTimes | Author: Jason Horowitz

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bernie sanders, dnc, and israel
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2016-05-26 (Modified: )

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