Sanders, Warren Introduce Resolution Against Israel Annexing West Bank Settlements, Netanyahu’s Campaign Promise

Written by Ann Brown
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, accompanied by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, to unveil their Medicare for All legislation to reform health care. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, along with three other Democratic senators, have introduced a resolution against any plan Israel has to annex the West Bank territory.

“Unilateral annexation of portions of the West Bank would jeopardize prospects for a two-state solution, harm Israel’s relationship with its Arab neighbors, threaten Israel’s Jewish and democratic identity, and undermine Israel’s security,” says the non-binding resolution introduced.

According to the resolution,“the policy of the United States should be to preserve conditions conducive to a negotiated two4 state solution.”

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Besides Warren and Sanders, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois; Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.; and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. were also co-authors on the resolution, which some see as a slap to Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent temporary win during Israel’s April 9 elections. Netanyahu pledged to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank. (The elections proved indecisive and Israelis vote again in September.)

A draft of a plan Donald Trump has to push the Palestinians to concede to Israel even if it means military action was recently leaked. And, “Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is set later this month to unveil the economic component of a peace plan he has been preparing for two years,” Forward reported.

About Ann Brown

Ann Brown has been a freelance writer for more than two decades. Her work has appeared in CocoaFab, Black Enterprise, Essence,, New York Trend, Upscale, Moguldom, AFKInsider, The Network Journal, Playboy, Africa Strictly Business, For Harriet, Pathfinders, Black Meetings & Tourism, Frequent Flier, Girl, Honey, Source Sports, The Source, Black Radio Exclusive, and Launch. She studied journalism at New York University and has her B.A. Born in New York, Ann lived in Praia, Cabo Verde, for nearly a decade. She created “An American In Cabo Verde,” a Facebook community.