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Bernie Sanders Calls Out Netanyahu's 'Racist Government'
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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:25

Excerpt: "U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government in a recent discussion with CNN."

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (photo: EPA)
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (photo: EPA)


Bernie Sanders Calls Out Netanyahu's 'Racist Government'

By teleSUR

24 April 19


“I have family in Israel. I am not anti-Israel. But the fact of the matter is that Netanyahu is a right-wing politician who, I think, is treating the Palestinians extremely unfairly.”

.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government in a recent discussion with CNN.

The presidential hopeful said while he supports Israel's right to exist and considers himself to be pro-Israel, he does not support Netanyahu's policies. “I have family in Israel. I am not anti-Israel. But the fact of the matter is that Netanyahu is a right-wing politician who, I think, is treating the Palestinians extremely unfairly.”

​Senator Sanders said that Israel is currently run by a “right-wing, racist government."

Sanders then added: “The United States gives billions of dollars in military aid to Israel. I just believe that the US should deal with the Middle East on a level-playing-field basis. In other words, the goal must be to try to bring people together and not just support one country, which is now run by a right-wing and, dare I say, racist government.”

The U.S. Senator from Vermont is hoping to win the nomination for the Democratic Party's candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections in 2020.

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+7 # Anne Frank 2019-04-24 10:50
It seems unlikely that Haim Shaban will buy the Democratic Party nomination for Sanders, as Sheldon Adelson will buy the Republican Party nomination for Trump.
 
 
+2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-04-24 10:55
Sanders needs to be careful about taking on Netanyahoo this early in the campaign. Jeremy Corbin in the UK did that, and now there's an all out campaign to label him and the Labour party as anti-Semitic. The same will happen to Sanders. Israeli government supporters will use their considerable influence to smear Sanders. They have enough political power to ruin his campaign. They've done it many times before.

My advice would be to go easy on words about Israel and its policies toward Palestinians. Then once in office, just enforce existing US and International laws.

I totally agree with what Sanders said, but there's quite a big pile of politicians whose careers were killed for saying just these same things.
 
 
+4 # Street Level 2019-04-24 20:48
While I don't disagree with you I do believe that Bernie is the only one who can call a spade a spade.
 
 
+6 # treerapper 2019-04-25 01:52
I think the advantage that Bernie has is the he is Jewish and that he has family in Israel. Bernie was never one to skirt the issues and this is an issue that has been crying our for full exposure.
 
 
+5 # Paul Larudee 2019-04-24 10:58
Not impressed. The whole system is racist. The whole concept of a Jewish state is racist. Netanyahu is the logical and inevitable consequence of creating a state with an overwhelming Jewish majority where there was none. Maintaining that overwhelming majority while expanding the borders – or even without expanding the borders – is how you get Netanyahu, Sharon, Begin, Shamir, Meir, Ayalon, etc.

The whole thing needs to be torn down. Israel has no right to exist (in fact, no nation does, as Thomas Jefferson articulated). Bad idea, cause of many wars in the Middle East, more than a million dead and many millions refugees, trillions in expenditures, trillions more in destruction, and uncountable taxpayer and citizen sacrifices at home. Let's put an end to it.
 
 
+16 # DongiC 2019-04-24 11:50
Right on, Bernie. I agree with you all the way.
 
 
+9 # PABLO DIABLO 2019-04-24 13:34
Fear and Hate got Netanyahu re-elected. Trump will do the same in 2020. Give Netanyahu his day before the International Criminal Court.