For the last several weeks there has been much speculation over whether presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would address the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, DC. A petition calling on Sanders to skip the conference has gathered over 5,000 signatures so far leading Fortune magazine to declare, “Bernie Sanders Faces an Israel Problem.”
Today, Sanders finally sought to rectify that problem . . . sort of. In a letter to the Israel lobby organization Sanders said he would not be able to attend the conference due to campaign commitments, but he would like to share his remarks with AIPAC members.
Here’s his letter:
This letter does little to clarify Sanders position regarding AIPAC and his vision for U.S. policy in Israel/Palestine. We’ll just have to wait to see if the organization releases his text.