Bernie Sanders calls Israel’s Netanyahu a “reactionary racist”, says he’d consider moving embassy back to Tel Aviv
By Aila Slisco On 2/25/20 at 10:12 PM EST
Senator Bernie Sanders called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “reactionary racist” during the Democratic primary presidential debate on Tuesday.
Sanders made the comment after he was asked a question about criticism from some fellow Jews who say he is not supportive enough of Israel and fear that he would move the U.S. embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv. The Trump administration controversially moved it to Jerusalem in 2018.
“The answer is it’s something we would take into consideration,” said Sanders. “But here’s the point, I am very proud of being Jewish. I actually lived in Israel for some months. But what I happen to believe is that right now sadly, tragically in Israel through Bibi Netanyahu, you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country.”
Disgraceful name-calling on national tv, add in what we’ve heard from certain House Representatives.
Undeniably, we’ve seen a rise in anti-semitism, we have seen attacks in the news.