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December 22, 2019 10:15 am

Sanders: Netanyahu Is a ‘Racist,’ US Must Be Pro-Palestinian

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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking at a past J Street National Conference in Washington, D.C. Photo: Screenshot. – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last week labeled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist” and said the US policy must be “pro-Palestinian.”

Speaking at the Democratic debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Thursday night, Sanders said, “We must understand that right now in Israel we have leadership who has been indicted for bribery, who, in my view, is a racist.”

While Israel has a right to exist in peace and security, said Sanders, the United States must formulate “pro-Palestinian” policy that would create a “level playing field in terms of the Middle East.”

The Vermont senator noted that he was speaking as someone who had “lived in Israel” and was “proudly Jewish.”

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