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Elizabeth Warren finally speaks on Israel/Gaza, sounds like Netanyahu

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Cross-posted from The Intercept

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The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza -- on July 17 -- she, as Rania Khalek put it, "literally ran away" without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one of her regularly scheduled "office hours" with her Massachusetts constituents, this one in Hyannis, and, as a local paper reported, she had nowhere to run.

One voter who identified himself as a Warren supporter, John Bangert, stood up and objected to her recent vote, in the middle of the horrific attack on Gaza, to send yet another $225 million of American taxpayer money to Israel for its "Iron Dome" system. Banger told his Senator: "We are disagreeing with Israel using their guns against innocents. It's true in Ferguson, Missouri, and it's true in Israel ... The vote was wrong, I believe." To crowd applause, Bangert told Warren that the money "could have been spent on infrastructure or helping immigrants fleeing Central America."

But Warren steadfastly defended her "pro-Israel" vote, invoking the politician's platitude: "We're going to have to agree to disagree on this one." According to the account in the Cape Cod Times by reporter C. Ryan Barber, flagged by Zaid Jilani, Warren was also asked about her Israel position by other voters who were at the gathering, and she went on to explain:

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Thanks Glenn for presenting this important perspec... by Art Costa on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:21:37 PM
Look, the last thing I want to do is to make the i... by Jerry Lobdill on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:58:22 PM
This is not the first time Warren has supported wa... by Art Costa on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:43:15 PM
Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat. She runs and serv... by Krista Estrella on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 5:42:28 PM
But Warren has just shown that she's a fake. You c... by Eric Zuesse on Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 6:33:34 PM
Right on in this article, Glenn. But I have a bon... by Catherine McCoy on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:59:53 PM
Shame on you, Elizabeth ... by Catherine McCoy on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:01:25 PM
I supported Elizabeth Warren wholeheartedly when ... by Christie on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:22:35 PM
It's not good enough, because they're liars; their... by Eric Zuesse on Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 6:38:07 PM
Wake up my Progressive American friends!Your polit... by Paul Repstock on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 5:31:23 PM
Boy, from this article, it seems to me that she is... by Dan Baron on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 5:41:35 PM
I got to the second or third paragraph before my u... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:25:16 PM
Whatever the messy issues or your disagreement, no... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 1:46:54 PM
I think the article speaks for itself, as far as d... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 3:37:41 PM
Warren's expressed closed-mindedness to the outrag... by Eric Zuesse on Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 6:24:03 PM
Can't argue with '......................Israel liv... by Jack Smythe on Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 12:55:14 PM