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'Opposing Netanyahu's policies doesn't make us anti-Semitic'
Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/18 | Elad Benari

Posted on 04/16/2018 3:14:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election but lost out to Hillary Clinton, on Monday criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his policies.

"As someone who believes absolutely and unequivocally in Israel's right to exist... we must say loudly and clearly, that to oppose the reactionary policies of Prime Minister Netanyahu does not make us anti-Israel," Sanders told the annual conference of the J Street organization.

He took issue with Israel’s response to the recent riots along the border with Gaza, claiming Israel "massively overreacted" to the protests.

"The presence of Hamas members among a crowd of tens of thousands does not justify the level of violence we saw, and frankly it’s amazing to me that anyone would find that point controversial," Sanders said.

"I have condemned Hamas’s use of terrorist violence and will continue to do so. But that violence cannot excuse shooting at unarmed protesters, and it cannot excuse trapping almost two million people inside Gaza," he charged.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitic; berniesanders; ghaza; jstreet
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I don't even know where to begin. Let's leave it at STFU you moron.
1 posted on 04/16/2018 3:14:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

He lost to Hillary Clinton..he lost to Hillary Clinton...


2 posted on 04/16/2018 3:15:30 PM PDT by Leep (Make The Swamp Small Again!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Whatever, Bernie. But criticizing Jews who try to defend themselves and stay alive — does make you an anti- Semite


3 posted on 04/16/2018 3:16:59 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: faithhopecharity

+1


4 posted on 04/16/2018 3:17:56 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono h)
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To: Eleutheria5

He sure uses words like “we” and “us” alot. Just speak for yourself, Bernie.


5 posted on 04/16/2018 3:18:03 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Eleutheria5
But opposing Barack Obama's policies made everyone a racist.

-PJ

6 posted on 04/16/2018 3:18:49 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The people in Gaza are not trapped. They are just not allowed into Israel. Egypt won’t allow them into their land either. So who you choose to blame makes you what you are.


7 posted on 04/16/2018 3:18:50 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Eleutheria5

Said by a an atheist, communist and all around good pal to murderous islamists.


8 posted on 04/16/2018 3:19:57 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Political Junkie Too

bttt!


9 posted on 04/16/2018 3:21:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: onedoug

Meretz, the Israeli political party closest to Sanders’ views, usually gets 4% of the vote in an Israeli election.


10 posted on 04/16/2018 3:23:32 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thou dost protest too much.....uh huh...not anti-semites...by your fruit


11 posted on 04/16/2018 3:34:56 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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To: faithhopecharity

No kidding and with the hand wringing over the extreme right it has been the LEFT over the last 20 years that have Israel’s worst critics.


12 posted on 04/16/2018 3:35:34 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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To: Telepathic Intruder

The Jews in the Philipic Corridor in Ghaza were forcibly evicted from Ghaza so that the 2,000,000 Ghazans could supposedly have self-determination. Now they determined that the rockets and attack tunnels aren’t enough, and they want to invade outright. If Vermont won’t take them, then STFU.


13 posted on 04/16/2018 3:40:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5
No, but opposing the liberal policies pushed by secular American Jews is also not anti-Semitic, in the least.
14 posted on 04/16/2018 3:43:55 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: neverevergiveup

Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. They inject their Jewishness into the issues they support as if it were their personal property. “As a Jew I must support gay marriage.” “As a Jew I must support environmental regulations on your lawn.” “As a Jew I must support the latest climate change fad.” “As a Jew I must support Nuremberg-style common-sense gun confiscation.” “As a Jew I must support guys in dresses invading the girls’ bathroom in public schools.” How can you possibly oppose liberal policies without being anti-Semitic, when the debate is couched in these terms. You might as well be a storm trooper if you dare dissent from this agenda. And if you dare disagree or wear a fascistic MAGA cap, an anti-fa thug will attack you with a cudgel.


15 posted on 04/16/2018 3:51:44 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5
All good points - punctuated by entertaining sarcasm.

I have part Jewish heritage, was raised without any formal religious education, and studied religion as a minor in college. I have great respect for and affinity to the spiritual side of Judaism, and can't understand for a second how so many Europeans and Americans, including a significant number of secular Jews, choose to side against Israel - a strip of land in a sea of Middle Eastern hatred. I recently had this conversation with one of my best friends from college, who is a very liberal American Jew. He absolutely hates Trump, and hates the Christian Evangelicals. I tried to tell him that generally Evangelicals are very pro-Israel (I'm not an Evangelical, but this is my impression from my interactions), and that most of the anti-Semites I've come across in life are liberals. He didn't want to listen to this, as it doesn't fit with his leftist Democrat world view.

16 posted on 04/16/2018 4:20:29 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: neverevergiveup

This is part of the reason why I left America for Israel. The lunacy is too much. When Obama was inaugurated, my Tevye sense started tingling, and I knew it was time to go. Trump is wonderful, but the lunacy is still there, and I’ve had a half century of it already.


17 posted on 04/16/2018 4:45:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: neverevergiveup

Liberal American Jews are utterly convinced that evangelical Christians are somehow going to force them to be baptized. I guess hide under their beds and do it in the middle of the night. I am not exaggerating, I have heard on multiple occasions (Interestingly enough 9 times out of 10 its from a female doing this!) telling that me that if there’s ever an evangelical Christian President there will Imperial Russian-like programs against Jews.


18 posted on 04/16/2018 4:52:02 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Eleutheria5
I think your Tevye sense was spot on. I admire your decision to act on your principles. Thank God there is an Israel you could go to. People have very little appreciation for how close all of us live to the edge of loss of freedom and totalitarian oppression (or worse).
19 posted on 04/16/2018 5:07:59 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: faithhopecharity

I often wonder what God thinks, when a Jew hates his own people. The Jews of Jesus’ time on this Earth hated him because they knew He spoke the truth—He was Truth. But He did not come to Earth to rule at that time, as the Pharisees, scribes, Saducees, the High Priest Ciaphas and Pontiac Pilate thought with satanic hatred, but “give His life a ransom for many.” Before the foundation of the world, before every person ever born, Jesus was predestined to give His Life for each one of us. When He returns to destroy the armies that the antichrist leads against Him, the Jewish people will finally have their spiritual blindness removed so they will see Jesus as their Messiah that they had rejected.


20 posted on 04/16/2018 5:22:11 PM PDT by Patriot777 ("When you see these things begin to happen, look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.")
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