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Senate Shoots Down Bernie Sanders’ ‘Slanderous’ Anti-Israel Resolution

(JNS) The U.S. Senate rejected a resolution threatening to block all American security aid to Israel. The resolution, forced to the floor by Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.), was voted down 72-11.

The resolution rejected on Tuesday, Jan. 16 would have required the U.S. State Department to produce a report within 30 days on whether Israel’s war effort complies with human rights law and international accords.

It tapped into a law that allows Congress to demand such a report from the State Department. If the resolution had passed, and a report not been provided within 30 days, aid to Israel would have been automatically cut off.

The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) praised the vote against the “slanderous and dangerous anti-Israel resolution.”

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke against the resolution.

Cardin said the reporting law “was never intended to be used against an ally during a war.”

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