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August 19, 2020 9:25 am
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Biden Campaign Repudiates Linda Sarsour, Condemns BDS Movement

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US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders applauds fellow panelist Lisa Sarsour, executive director at the Arab American Association of New York, during a discussion at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, April 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Lucas Jackson.

Prominent anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour appeared on Tuesday on the live stream of the Democratic National Convention’s Muslim Delegates Assembly.

Sarsour — who acted as a surrogate for Bernie Sanders during the primaries — remarked, “The Democratic Party is not perfect, but it is absolutely our party in this moment.”

Following Tuesday’s event, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden repudiated Sarsour, with a spokesman for his campaign stating, “Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Israel and a vehement opponent of antisemitism his entire life, and he obviously condemns her views and opposes BDS, as does the Democratic platform.”

“She has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever,” the spokesman added.

 

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