May 19, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Bernie Sanders introduces resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on April 29. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday will block a Republican resolution that underlines United States support for Israel, calling the GOP response to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict "destructive," his office said.

Why it matters: Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) will co-sponsor Sanders' alternative to the GOP resolution, his office told Axios' Alayna Treene. The resolution calls for the Senate to urge "an immediate cease-fire" and to protect the human rights of Israelis and Palestinians.

  • What to watch: The floor debate on the resolution begins Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
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