Bernie Sanders Says Pro-Israel Lobby Has ‘A Lot Of Money’ And ‘A Lot Of Power’

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Bernie Sanders was asked during the Feb. 25, 2020, Democratic debate how he would respond to American Jews who are concerned about his stances on Israel. (Screenshot)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said the pro-Israel lobby has “a lot of money; they have a lot of power” in a television interview.

Sanders was responding to a question on the CBS News program “Face the Nation” from moderator Margaret Brennan, who asked the Vermont senator if he sees a “a political cost in taking on the pro-Israel lobby,” referring to his recent war of words with AIPAC.

Sanders, currently the front-runner in the Democratic race, told Brennan he is not anti-Israel and is concerned about the suffering of the Palestinian people.

“Look, I’m Jewish and I’m very proud of my Jewish heritage,” he said. “As a kid, I spent time in Israel. I am not anti-Israel. I will do everything I can to protect the independence and the security and the freedom of the Israeli people. “But what we need in this country is a foreign policy that not only protects Israel, but deals with the suffering of the Palestinian people as well.

“I want to bring people together to finally achieve peace in that region.”

Sanders announced late last month that he would not attend the annual conference held by AIPAC because he is “concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.”

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Bernie is a dangerous pathological lair and must be stopped

    lets repeat it ten times a s bernie would do when he peedles his lies.

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  2. Yeah, the Jews have too much power.
    That no doubt was Pharoah’s complaint, too, when Moses & Aaron came to lobby him with a message from Gd to let Egypt’s Jewish slaves go free.

  3. Bernie is one of many evil lowlifes in politics.
    Too bad that Israel doesn’t use the “lots of money and power” to shut him up for good.
    He will, if given the chance, make millions of lives into a living hell because of his lack of wisdom and Godless void where his soul should be.
    Do not give that prick an inch.

  4. Maybe BOROCH should worry more about Bernie’s making antisemitism acceptable (After all, he’s a Proud Jew who just wants a little fairness for the Palestinians, using Sarsour, Ilhan, and Tlaib as his Campaign Spokespeople); and worry a little else about Tory West’s raw language. B’H I predict that this Haman will also have his Mapuleh on Purim.

  5. Bernie Sanders is showing very similar tendencies like the Jew, Lavrentiy Beria ym”s! A rasha mirusha the likes of which we haven’t seen in years.

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