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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:00 AM

19. I find the blind support for Israel that one finds in Congress, disturbing

I'm glad that my Senator has a more nuanced view- although he's taken a fair amount of shit from some for it:

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Last year's war in Gaza and the conflict in 2007 between Israel and Lebanon underscored, once again, the urgent need for a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Senator Leahy knows that Israel faces grave challenges from its neighbors in the Middle East, particularly Iran, and the United States has been, and will continue to be, a strong supporter and ally of Israel. Senator Leahy has always strongly supported Israel's right to self-defense and condemned Hamas' indiscriminate rocket attacks. However, he also disagrees with the economic blockade of Gaza as it amounts to collective punishment, with Israel's use of excessive force in Gaza which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians, and the continuation of settlement construction in the West Bank. Like President Obama, Senator Leahy believes that the dire situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable and contributes to Israel's insecurity. He has long maintained that the Palestinians' fundamental rights must be respected and that they need a state of their own.

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http://www.leahy.senate.gov/issues/policies-by-region

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