NEWS: Sanders to Block Destructive Republican Resolution on Israel-Palestine, Offer Alternative

WASHINGTON, May 19 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday will take to the floor of the U.S. Senate to block a destructive resolution on the conflict in Israel and Palestine, and offer an alternative in its place.

Following the failure of the Republican motion, Sanders will ask for unanimous consent that the Senate adopt the following resolution:

Whereas every Palestinian life matters; and

Whereas every Israeli life matters:

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) urges an immediate cease-fire to prevent—
     (A) any further loss of life; and
     (B) further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories; and
(2) supports diplomatic efforts—
     (A) to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict;
     (B) to uphold international law; and
     (C) to protect the human rights of Israelis and Palestinians.

The floor debate on the resolution begins today at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Read the resolution here.