US: Sanders denounces pro-Israel conference

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator, announced he would not be attending the upcoming pro-Israel conference serving as a stand to “express bigotry”.
The front-runner democrat said, “The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people”, in a Twitter post.
He maintained “I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights. For that reason, I will not attend their conference”.
Sanders vowed his preference for a two-state resolution in the region saying, “As president, I will support the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians and do everything possible to bring peace and security to the region”.
The AIPAC policy conference, scheduled from March 1 to 3, presumed to be the largest summit of the pro-Israel community.
The senator is famous for his strong opposition to the so-called peace deal revealed at the end of January 2020 by Donald Trump.
He referred to the plan by saying it “will only perpetuate the conflict” in the region.
Sanders held “The United States can bring unequaled leadership to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but we must use that leadership to promote a just and durable agreement. Any acceptable peace deal must be consistent with international law and multiple UN resolutions” as he posted on twitter.
He added, “It must end the Israeli occupation and enable Palestinian self-determination in an independent state of their own alongside a secure Israel”. He assumed “Trump’s so-called ‘peace deal’ doesn’t come close, and will only perpetuate the conflict. It is unacceptable”.
The so-called peace plan one-sidedly rescinds previous UN resolutions on Palestine issue and has been criticized as it sought to deprive Palestinians of their basic rights while giving Israel almost everything they desired.
The peace plan is an effort to fulfill Israel’s right-wingers’ much-awaited needs and wants with Jerusalem being the “undivided capital” of Israel.
The Israel settlement building is deemed as illegal and the west and east Jerusalem are recognized as “occupied territories” according to the international law.
The Palestinian bodies rejected the peace plan as well as the international bodies like the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic republic.–Worldwide News

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