My friend Eliot Fearey took this photo at Bernie Sanders’s huge rally in Seattle Saturday night. The Vermont senator is getting heat from his leftwing base over Palestine. Sanders has a soft spot in his heart for Israel, where he went to live as a young man. He has given the same answer on Israel and Palestine forever and stood by Israel during the Gaza slaughter of last summer.
Of course the issue is whether the question will have any traction in the presidential race. Fearey reports that Sanders supported the Iran Deal at the rally but did not address the Israel Palestine conflict.
On Saturday, #BlackLivesMatters made the news in Seattle because they disrupted a Sanders appearance. At the later rally pictured, Sanders said he will be a crusading advocate for racial justice.