Warren Threatens to Cut Off Aid to Israel While Campaigning in Iowa
2020 presidential candidate take swipe at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren threatened to cut off aid to Israel while campaigning in Iowa on Sunday.
The 2020 candidate accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of running afoul of U.S. policy in the region, claiming he was making it tougher for Israel and Palestine to reach a two-state solution.
“Would you make American aid conditional on settlement building?” a man asked.
“Right now, Netanyahu says he is going to take Israel in a direction of increasing settlements."
“That does not move us in the direction of a two-state solution.”
Netanyahu has continued building houses in the West Bank, and the leader promised to annex existing Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
“It is the official policy of the United States of America to support a two-state solution, and if Israel is moving in the opposite direction, then everything is on the table,” Warren said.
“Everything is on the table,” she continued.
Warren has taken increasingly anti-Israel stances in recent years.
In July, Warren told anti-Israel activists that she wanted to end Israeli “occupation.”
Warren, who is rapidly moving up through the ranks of Democratic Party presidential contenders, previously boycotted a 2015 address to Congress by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
After a town hall in New Hampshire on Monday, an activist named Becca Lubow, from the radical left-wing group IfNotNow, approached Warren, asking her if she would commit to pushing “the Israeli government to end Occupation.”
Warren answered saying:
“Yes. Yes. So I’m there.”
Earlier this year, the Massachusets Democrat also accused Netanyahu of corruption and “embracing right-wing extremism.”
In July, 'squad' member Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution that supports the right to boycott Israel, comparing the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.