The senator responded to a question on 'Face the Nation' of whether labeling the Israeli government as so is contributing to the rise in anti-Semitic attacks.
Thousands took to the streets of Gaza as the cease-fire took hold. Spontaneous celebrations also broke out in east Jerusalem and across the occupied West Bank.
The U.S. faces growing pressure to wade more deeply into diplomacy to end the worst Israel-Palestinian violence in years.
It's the latest in a series of confrontations between Israeli police and Palestinians that threatened to push the contested city toward wider conflict.
The ICC ruled it has jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories, which makes way for investigations of Israeli attacks.
Acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills said the U.S. hopes to build confidence on both sides to create an environment to reach a two-state solution.
It's the latest Middle Eastern country to do so, following the United Arab Emirates.
The agreement makes the UAE the third Arab country, after Egypt and Jordan, to have full diplomatic ties with Israel.
In a draft, Democrats shied away from using the term "occupation" to describe Israel's military rule over millions of Palestinians. Activists want a change before the final vote.
The president's plan calls for the creation of a Palestinian state but leaves sizable chunks of the occupied West Bank in Israeli hands.
The Palestinians have already rejected the proposal, accusing Trump of being biased in favor of Israel.
The secretary of state said the U.S. no longer considers the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law.
Sanders' idea linking U.S. aid to Israel's conduct “has no support here on Capitol Hill,” said a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“In dealing with Bibi, it’s always useful to carry a healthy amount of skepticism," the former secretary of state said in a talk at Harvard.
Activists have been criticizing Israeli policies towards Palestinians long before the Minnesota congresswoman.
The downgrade is just the latest in a string of divisive decisions by the Trump administration that have backed Israel and alienated the Palestinians.
He was an outspoken advocate of seeking peace with the Palestinians.
The cable news giant seems perfectly fine with anti-Palestinian racism, though.
Hill's use of the phrase "from the river to the sea" drew criticism he called misguided. “Unfortunately, we are in a moment where any critique of the Israeli government is called anti-Semitic."