After floundering for weeks, Bernie Sanders ends second US presidential bid

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ended his run on Wednesday for the Democratic presidential nomination, leaving former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as the remaining party candidate.

The move to end his second bid to become the first Jewish president came in the aftermath of losing most primaries following South Carolina on Feb. 29, when Biden won over Sanders by more than 28 percentage points.

As exemplified in his campaign, Sanders has sought to move the Democratic Party further to the left, including when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Like most of his rivals in the Democratic race, Sanders called for the United States to re-enter the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump administration withdrew from in May 2018, reimposing sanctions lifted under it, along with enacting new financial penalties against Tehran.

Sanders repeatedly labeled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

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