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. 1/2— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 23, 2020
As president, I will support the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians and do everything possible to bring peace and security to the region. 2/2— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 23, 2020
It’s offensive that @BernieSanders denigrates the @AIPAC policy conference as a platform for bigotry. At a time when we see a surge of real hate across the US, it’s irresponsible to describe AIPAC like this. @ADL proudly will be there. https://t.co/MlK4SgYHfL— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) February 24, 2020
In 2016, thousands signed a petition I launched urging Bernie not to attend AIPAC. He did not attend but neglected to explain his absence. This time, a larger and better organized movement has pushed him to publicly answer. A very welcome development. https://t.co/L3K4DXJ9ZC https://t.co/YyovsBLFPt— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) February 23, 2020
Good for Bernie Sanders.
If Donald Trump were condemning the AIPAC conference, we would be congratulating him too. Instead, he is running as the candidate of Sheldon Adelson’s Jexodus movement.
“The American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday blasted Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) over the senator’s claim that the pro-Israel group gives a “platform to bigotry.”
“Senator Sanders has never attended our conference and that is evident from his outrageous comment,” read a statement from AIPAC. “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.”
Sanders announced on Sunday he would not attend the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. …”
I understand that the Israel Lobby was already running attack ads against Sanders in Nevada. This is why he is pissed off with them and publicly attacked the Zionists as bigots last night on Twitter. American Jews are divided over fervent support for Israel. Donald Trump has been highly polarizing because he is perceived as having gone full MIGA.
Note: Regardless of whether Trump, Bernie or Bloomberg wins in November, our foreign policy will be controlled by Jews. The choice here boils down to which Jewish faction will be in power. You can choose one of the three options or sit this one out.