Bernie Sanders: To speak against Netanyahu is not anti-Israel
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was asked about support for Israel during a town hall meeting Muscatine, Iowa on Saturday.
Marc Daniels, equipped with ‘Jews for Bernie’ and ‘Make America Kosher Again’ gear, asked: There’s a particular delicatessen on Polk Boulevard in Des Moines where Jews all over the city in central Iowa get together six days a week — not today, of course, because it’s Shabbat — and talk politics. If you were noshing on a corned beef sandwich in that delicatessen tomorrow, what would you say to the Jews of Des Moines, to tell them why you are good for the American Jewish community and why you are good for Israel?
Sanders: “Right now, I am good for the Jewish community for the same reason I’m good for every other community in this country — because the issues that we are fighting for impact every single American. I’m going to answer your question specifically, but before I do, I want to thank you and the Jewish community in Des Moines for speaking up for the Muslim community. One of the really sad things that
“Now in terms of Israel, let me be very honest with you. I think that Benjamin Netanyahu is