Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential nominating contest — believes Israel’s response in the 2014 Gaza war was “disproportionate.” “Was Israel’s response disproportionate? I think it was,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on “State of the Union.”

“Israel has a 100% — and no one will fight for that principle more strongly than I will — has the right to live in freedom, independently and in security without having to be subjected to terrorist attacks,” he said. “But I think that we will not succeed to ever bring peace into that region unless we also treat the Palestinians with dignity and respect, and that is my view.” FULL REPORT