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Bernie Sanders picks three Israel critics to help draft Democratic platform

Bernie Sanders picks three Israel critics to help draft Democratic platform

The drafting committee, which also includes friends of Israel, was named following reports that Sanders wants the platform to elevate the issue of Palestinian rights.

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