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Bernie Sanders blasts “racist” Netanyahu’s “oppressive” treatment of Palestinians

Tuesday 23/April/2019 - 08:10 PM
Sada El Balad
Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called the current Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “racist” and “oppressive” toward the Palestinians at a CNN town hall event for Democratic candidates، Israel Hayom reports.

“What I believe is not radical،” Sanders told the crowd. “I just believe that the United States 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 – dare I say – racist government.”

The first Jewish candidate to win major support in the 2016 presidential elections، Sanders has been consistently critical of Netanyahu، who was just re-elected to a fifth term as prime minister.

“I’m not a great fan of his، and، frankly، I hope he loses his election،” he told NBC News in the run-up to Israel’s April 9th elections، denouncing Netanyahu’s alignment with the far-right Otzmah Yehudit party and vow to annex settlements in Judea and Samaria.
Edited by Ahmed Moamar

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