Bernie Sanders angeres Israeli supporters by refusing to participate in the annual AIPAC conference accusing her of supporting “intolerance” against Palestinians by providing a platform for Benjamin Netanyahu
- Bernie Sanders said he will not go to the AIPAC conference this year because he thinks it provides a platform for “intolerance”
- Instead, he expressed concern about the Palestinian people living in Israel
- AIPAC responded by bashing the Jewish senator from Vermont because he had touted “shameful” comments against the “two-party American political event”
- The committee also claimed that Sanders never attended the event, making his absence the norm this year
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken at many AIPAC events
Bernie Sanders criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Sunday and claimed that the pro-Israel group provides an outlet for intolerance and anti-Palestinian sentiments.
The Jewish senator announced that he would not attend the AIPAC conference on March 1-2 in Washington, DC, where various legislators will appear and speak, including senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.
“The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. The same goes for the Palestinian people, “the Vermont senator wrote on Twitter. “I remain concerned about the platform that AIPAC offers for leaders who declare intolerance and oppose fundamental Palestinian rights. For that reason I will not attend their conference. “
“As President, I will support the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians and do everything possible to bring peace and security to the region,” he published in a second tweet.
Bernie Sanders said he will not attend the AIPAC conference because he thinks it provides a platform for “intolerance”
Instead, he expressed concern about the Palestinian people living in Israel
AIPAC responded by bashing the Jewish senator from Vermont because he had touted “shameful” comments against the “mainstream, two-part American political event”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken at many AIPAC events
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Sanders has also slammed AIPAC in the past and claims that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, one of the Trump government’s greatest allies, is a “right-wing politician” who has a “racist” government.
AIPAC issued a statement on Sunday evening in response to Sanders’ tweets, claiming that the democratic socialist presidential candidate is “shameful” and added that he never attended their conference.
“By carrying out such a detestable attack on this prevailing two-party American political event, Senator Sanders insults his own colleagues and millions of Americans who are with Israel,” the statement said. “Really embarrassing.”
The committee then showed its inclusion by adding that the guests and speakers at its conference extended to people of all different races, religions, ages, sexual orientations and political parties.
Sanders is currently the leader in the Democratic primary race.
He boasted the first caucuses in Iowa as a victory, and reiterates that he has won the “popular vote” over Pete Buttigieg, who earned the most delegates.
The senator first came in with the most percent in New Hampshire and Nevada and hopes to continue that momentum, as South Carolina will vote in its primary elections on Saturday.