February 27, 2020
Bernie appears to be making a direct appeal to anti-Semitic former Trump supporters.
Based on what I’ve seen on /pol/ lately, it appears to be working.
Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Wednesday slammed US Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders for his “shocking” remark at Tuesday’s party debate that, if elected president, he would consider moving the US embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv.
Moderator Major Garrett first asked Sanders about his recent criticism of pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC. He asked, “What would you say to American Jews who might be concerned you’re not, from their perspective, supportive enough of Israel, and specifically, would you move the US embassy back to Tel Aviv?”
“The answer is it’s something we would take into consideration,” Sanders said.
“I am very proud of being Jewish. I actually lived in Israel for some months, but what I happen to believe is that right now, sadly, tragically, in Israel, through Bibi Netanyahu, you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country,” he said, referring to Netanyahu by his nickname.
“That remark is shocking,” Israel Katz said Wednesday in an interview with Army Radio.
He went on to assail the Independent senator from Vermont, while prefacing by saying that “we don’t intervene in the internal process in the United States, which is a strong democracy.”
“The remark by Sanders, who is of Jewish background, is his second against the State of Israel on topics that are at the core of Jewish belief, Jewish history and Israel’s security,” Katz said.
The first such remark was made at a J Street conference in October, when Sanders openly considered cutting US aid to Israel and giving the funds instead for humanitarian relief in Gaza in order to pressure the Jewish state to curb its settlement enterprise, enter peace talks with the Palestinians and improve the humanitarian crisis in the Strip.
The only people who would not support cutting the $4 billion a year the American taxpayers send to Israel are satanic boomer end times evangelical heretics and the Jews themselves. No one thinks it makes any sense to send billions of dollars of American money to any country, let alone a developed country that spies on us, manipulates our politics and tricks us into fighting wars.
I don’t want to send the money to Gaza either. I’d rather send it to Ohio, where they’re building a second morgue because there are so many people dying of opioid overdoses.
Just so you understand, the entire budget for dealing with the opioid crisis is less than half of what we send to Israel.
We just send them free money. For no reason that anyone can even explain.
To be honest with you, if Bernie announced that he was going to cut that and put the money into issues our own country is dealing with, I’d be real tempted to endorse him for president.
Of course it doesn’t matter who I endorse. There is simply no way Bernie can beat Trump.
Because “the Jews.”
“The previous time he talked about Gaza… without at all understanding the reality and the threat and the rockets and everything we are facing as those who are being attacked by radical Islam and defending ourselves,” Katz said. “He in effect wanted to deny us the right to self-defense.
“And now, Jerusalem. There is no Jew who hasn’t dreamed of Jerusalem for thousands of years, to return, and we returned and I think President Trump did an important thing, without connection to internal disagreements within the United States,” he continued. “He recognized the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people, the capital of the State of Israel.
“Now, in the new peace plan, the deal of the century, he recognizes Jerusalem in its entirety as Israel’s capital. And we will stick to that and insist on that, and of course act to persuade [people] in the US regarding those things. And whoever comes out against that — naturally, people who very much support Israel will not tend to support him,” Katz said.
They don’t interfere in our very very very very strong democracy.
But they do run ads on television against Bernie Sanders. While the entire media says that Russians posting on Facebook is going to collapse democracy.