Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a town hall event Monday; saying the foreign leader runs a “racist government” that treats “Palestinians unfairly.”
“So what I believe is the United States gives billions of dollars in military aid to Israel. What I believe is not radical. I just believe that the United States 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, dare I say, racist government,” said Sanders.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) April 23, 2019
“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 Palestinian people extremely unfairly,” he added.
BIBI SLAMS OMAR: ‘Take It From This Benjamin: It's Not About the Benjamins!’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar during his address at the annual AIPAC conference this week; saying Americans “love Israel” not because of money, but “because they share our values.”
“Take it from this Benjamin: It’s not about the Benjamins!” said the staunch Trump ally. “The reason Americans love Israel is not because they want our money, it’s because they share our values.”
“It’s because America and Israel share a love of freedom and democracy,” he told the packed audience.
Rep. Ilhan Omar was harshly rebuked earlier this year after she claimed American politicians were all “about the Benjamins,” suggesting they support the world’s only Jewish State because of secret campaign contributions.
BETO SLAMS BIBI: O’Rourke Trashes Israel’s Netanyahu, Says He's 'Sided with Racists'
Former Texas Congressman and 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke slammed Israel’s Prime Minister Wednesday; saying the Middle East peace process has largely failed because Benjamin Netanyahu has “openly sided with racists.”
O’Rourke was speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire this week when he lashed-out at America’s closest ally in the region.
“Right now we don’t have the best negotiating partners on either side. We have a prime minister in Israel who has openly sided with racists,” said Beto.
“On the Palestinian side, we have an ineffectual leader. Mahmoud Abbas has not been very effective in bringing his side to the table,” he added.
Netanyahu "has openly sided with racists" and Abbas is "ineffectual": Beto O'Rourke weighs in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflicthttps://t.co/S19hUl7q9I
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) March 20, 2019
O’Rourke’s comments come days after fellow Democrats -including Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar- found themselves under fire for making a series of anti-Israeli statements.
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