By: Brian Evans
After stabbing Cuban-American immigrants in the back by celebrating the Communist dictator Fidel Castro earlier this week, 2020 Presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has now turned his hate and ire towards Jewish Americans, by calling them ‘bigots’!
In fact, Sanders denounced the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Sunday evening, and accusing the pro-Israel organization of promoting “bigotry”. Sanders gave no evidence of his allegations, only to hit them with virulent allegations, and then left it at that!
In the past, the Democrats have drifted away from Jewish interests and Israel, as they predominantly abandoned their Jewish voting block! Then, last year, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been campaigning for Bernie Sanders surrogate, made a number of antisemitic statements, and specifically attacked AIPAC, claiming that they were paying off Congress, in an attempt to bribe them to support Israel!
Now, on Sunday, Bernie Sanders stated on Twitter…
The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people. I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights. For that reason I will not attend their conference.
As president, I will support the right of both Israelis and Palestinians and do everything possible to bring peace and security to the region.
AIPAC quickly responded to his antisemitic statements by stating…
Senator Sanders has never attended our conference and that is evident from his outrageous comment. In fact, many of his own Senate and House Democratic colleagues and leaders speak from our platform to the over 18,000 Americans from widely diverse backgrounds — Democrats, Republicans, Jews, Christians, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, progressives, Veterans, students, members of the LGBTQ+ community — who participate in the conference to proclaim their support for the U.S.-Israel relationship.
By engaging in such an odious attack on this mainstream, bipartisan American political event, Senator Sanders is insulting his very own colleagues and the millions of Americans who stand with Israel. Truly shameful.
The AIPAC Conference will be at the beginning of March!