This is long overdue. Since his failed presidential campaign in 2016, Bernie Sanders has been on a warpath against Israel in order to appease his radical voting base. Sanders must not be allowed to continue to slander Israel unchallenged.
All rational American’s (not just Jews) should be condemning Sanders for his lies and attacks against Israel. It is despicable that a presidential candidate is vilifying America’s greatest ally while trying to delegitimize the democratically elected Israeli Prime Minister.
Would American’s have tolerated a presidential candidate who publicly demonized Britain or Winston Churchill during World War 2?
Israeli Minister Condemns Sanders’ Remarks on ‘Racist’ Netanyahu Government, the Algemeiner, April 23, 2019
An Israeli cabinet minister condemned US Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday for describing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government as racist over its treatment of Palestinians.
While enjoying unprecedentedly strong backing from the Republican administration of President Donald Trump, some Israelis have been fretting about whether this comes at the cost of losing traditionally bipartisan support in Washington.
Addressing a televised CNN event alongside other Democratic candidates on Monday, Vermont senator Sanders said he was “100 percent pro-Israel.” but proposed changing US policy toward it.
“The goal must be to try to bring people together and not just support one country, which is now run by a right-wing, dare I say, racist government,” Sanders said, adding that Netanyahu was “treating the Palestinian people extremely unfairly.”
This is AIPAC’s feeble response to Bernie Sanders, for attacking Israel on national T.V: a light scold. AIPAC did not even have the courage to reference Sanders by name.
It is clear that AIPAC has not learned anything from the Obama years, when their appeasement and tolerance of Obama’s abuse turned them into a paper tiger.
A real pro-Israel organization in America is urgently needed. Hopefully this will be the Republican Jewish Coalition.
The U.S.-Israel alliance serves America’s interests. We benefit from the close bonds between the governments and peoples. Name-calling by political leaders against the democratically elected government of Israel is counterproductive to maintaining close ties and advancing peace.
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) April 23, 2019
Republican Jewish Coalition Slams Bernie Sanders for calling Israel’s Netanyahu a racist, Breitbart, Joel Pollak, April 23, 2019
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), issued a statement declaring Sanders’s attack on Netanyahu the latest evidence that Democrats are becoming an anti-Israel party, controlled by “radicals” like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
RJC executive director Matt Brooks said:
Democrats are at it again. They don’t like the results of a free and democratic election; therefore, they call the victors racist and, by extension, call their supporters racist. It’s an absurd and offensive claim. When the Democratic party’s presidential frontrunner, Bernie Sanders, calls the Israeli government racist, he ignores that the nearly 2 million Arab Israeli citizens enjoy the same exact rights that every other Israeli citizen does: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the right to vote in free and democratic elections.
However, Bernie Sanders and the Democratic leadership don’t care about these facts. They care about appealing to the apparent, new voting base that has been energized by Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Linda Sarsour. These Left-wing radicals preach intersectionality as a way to rally disparate groups, even if that means attacking a close ally that happens to be the only country in the Middle East that protects the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, and religious minorities. Bernie Sanders and his Democratic Party are calling Israel racist in hopes that the American people will buy their lies. The RJC won’t let this happen. We won’t let Israel become a punching bag for Democrats to score points with their radical base.
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