Bernie Sanders Slams Israeli PM Netanyahu for ‘Racist Government’

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“The US gives billions of dollars in military aid to israel. It should deal with the Middle East on a level-playing-field basis,” Bernie Sanders told CNN.

Appearing on CNN, Bernie Sanders, the Democratic nominee for the US presidency in 2020, said he supports Israel’s right to exist and considers himself pro-Israel, but doesn’t support the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was reelected earlier this month.

​Senator Sanders said on Monday that israel is currently run by a “right-wing, racist government,” reports Haaretz.
When asked about his views regarding the Jewish state, Sanders, himself Jewish, said he had spent a number of months in Israel as a young man, working at a kibbutz.
“I have family in Israel. I am not anti-Israel. But the fact of the matter is that Netanyahu is a right-wing politician who, I think, is treating the Palestinians extremely unfairly.”

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Sanders then added: “The United States gives billions of dollars in military aid to Israel. I just believe that the US should deal with the Middle East on a level-playing-field basis. In other words, the goal must be to try to bring people together and not just support one country, which is now run by a right-wing and, dare I say, racist government.”

“I am not anti-Israel, but the fact of the matter is Netanyahu is a right…

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