Axios recently reported that Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plan on reconvening a strategic working group aimed at throttling Iranian efforts to develop nuclear weapons. The step is a move in the right direction, considering Biden’s professed interest in restoring US relations with the Palestinian leadership.
Adding fuel to a potential fire between the two countries, progressive firebrand Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) decided to lash out at Israel in a February 24 tweet. As you can see from the tweet below, Sanders responded to a post by The New York Times, discussing Israel’s response, or lack thereof, to Palestinian needs for the COVID-19 vaccines.
As the occupying power, Israel is responsible for the health of all the people under its control. It is outrageous that Netanyahu would use spare vaccines to reward his foreign allies while so many Palestinians in the occupied territories are still waiting. https://t.co/kx4qFPtRQl
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 24, 2021
Sanders slammed Israel, calling it an occupying country. Continuing, he characterized Netanyahu’s handling of spare vaccines as “outrageous.”
Perhaps, Sander’s time would be better spent trying to build a fire under the Biden administration’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine more effectively at home. For some reason, he continues to struggle with getting supplies out nationwide.
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