(PatriotHeadline.com) – While Bernie Bros pretend to be offended about MSNBC host’s comparison between the Sanders campaign and Nazi Germany, the veteran socialist senator is taking firm aim at Jewish organization AIPAC.
AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is a pro-Israel organization that defends not just the Jewish people’s right to a homeland but advocates for their safety in the United States and elsewhere. On Sunday evening, Bernie Sanders accused the organization of pushing “bigotry.”
Change the record, Democrats!
During a Twitter thread, Sanders made the allegation without backing it up with any evidence or providing context for the claim.
Asserting that the Jewish people “have the right to live in peace and security,” Sanders also said, “So do the Palestinian people.”
He then went on to say, “I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.”
Who is he talking about? If he’s referring to Republicans, he might want to check out the comprehensive peace plan put forward by the Trump administration that offers (once again!) to come to a two-state agreement with the Palestinian people.
The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people. I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights. For that reason I will not attend their conference. 1/2
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 23, 2020
Sanders quickly moved on to say that, as president, he would “support the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians and do everything possible to bring peace and security to the region.”
While Sanders makes generic statements about his vision for peace, President Trump is putting forward real plans that could work…if only the Palestinians were interested in peace.
Radical Democrats on the socialist wing of the party regularly take aim at AIPAC and other pro-Jewish organizations. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Sanders supporter, claimed last year that congressmen and congresswomen were being paid to support Israel.
AIPAC, never one to back down to anti-Israel bullying, published a statement in response to Sander’s claim.
“Senator Sanders has never attended our conference and that is evident from his outrageous comment,” it read.
“In fact, many of his own Senate and House Democratic colleagues and leaders speak from our platform to the over 18,000 Americans from widely diverse backgrounds – Democrats, Republicans, Jews, Christians, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, progressives, Veterans, students, members of the LGBTQ+ community – who participate in the conference to proclaim their support for the U.S.-Israel relationship.”
The statement concluding by saying that by engaging in an “odious attack” on their “mainstream, bipartisan American political event,” Senator Sanders was insulting millions of Americans.
Senator Sanders has never attended our conference and that is evident from his outrageous comment.
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) February 24, 2020