Absent from AIPAC, Sanders slams Israeli occupation, ‘disproportionate’ use of force

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WASHINGTON — While declaring his commitment to Israel’s security, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) accused Israel of using disproportionate force in its military operations and pilloried the settlement policies of the Netanyahu government, in a speech released Monday while the candidate campaigned in Salt Lake City, Utah. After raising eyebrows by choosing to campaign…