Elizabeth Warren warns she may cut off US aid to Israel if elected

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Did Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., just touch one of the third rails of American politics?

Speaking with reporters in Iowa, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate stated that if she becomes president, cutting off U.S. aid to Israel is a very real possibility if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not stop building settlements in the West Bank.

Warren was asked if she would make U.S. aid conditional on settlement building and she was unequivocal in saying that “everything is on the table.”

Democrats are searching for quid pro quo, how’s that fit the bill?

“Right now Netanyahu says that he’s going to take Israel in a direction of increasing settlements,” she said. “That does not move us toward a two-state solution.”

“It is the official policy of the United States of America to support a two-state solution, and if Israel is moving in the opposite direction, then everything is on the table,” said the hard-left progressive.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has also expressed support for using U.S. aid to pressure the Israeli government.

During an interview for the popular podcast “Pod Save America,” Sanders was asked if he would consider using American aid as leverage to get the Israeli government to act differently, Haaretz reported.

“Absolutely,” Sanders replied in the July interview.

Another hard-left progressive candidate running for president, Sanders tied U.S. aid to Israel with Netanyahu denying entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

Omar and Tlaib, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, have a rich history of antisemitism.

“But the idea that a member of the United States Congress cannot visit a nation which, by the way, we support to the tune of billions and billions of dollars, is clearly an outrage,” Sanders said. “And if Israel doesn’t want members of the United States Congress to visit their country to get a firsthand look at what’s going on — and I’ve been there many, many times — but if he doesn’t want members to visit, maybe he can respectfully decline the billions of dollars that we give to Israel.”

Social media users see Warren’s remarks on Israel as a deal breaker if she seriously hopes to be elected president.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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