Amid everything else going on this week, Bernie Sanders’ speech on the Middle East crisis didn’t receive the attention that it deserved. It went far beyond the traditional talking points of the Democratic Party and contrasted sharply with Hillary Clinton’s presentation on the same subject at the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, D.C.

One can quarrel with one or another aspect of the speech, but taken as a whole it presented an honorable, just, and realistic way out of the crisis in Middle East – beginning with the longstanding conflict between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people, whose legitimate aspirations for statehood and justice have been too long denied. It’s well worth reading.