Bernie Sanders: US’s Mideast policy cannot just be ‘pro-Israel pro-Israel pro-Israel’”; AOC: Netanyahu is like Trump

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
Sanders says he would ‘absolutely’ consider cutting US military aid
by Staff
July 28, 2019

Vermont Senator and leading 2020 Democratic US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would “absolutely” weigh withholding US military aid to Israel to pressure the Jewish state into making policy changes. Speaking with Jon Favreau on his Pod Save America podcast, Sanders, according to most polls the second-place Democratic candidate, agreed that the $3.8 billion US military aid package could be used as “leverage” against the Jewish state. “Our policy cannot just be pro-Israel, pro-Israel, pro-Israel,” Sanders said. “It has got to be pro-region, working with all of the people, all of the countries in that area.” READ MORE

ARUTZ SHEVA Rabbinical group slams Senators for supporting Al Sharpton “In their haste to condemn the President,” said Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Managing Director of the CJV, “two Senators [Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren], both of whom are candidates for the President’s job, described a man who instigated Antisemitic marches and even murder as spending ‘his life’ fighting for ‘justice’ and ‘to improve our nation.’ It is hard to imagine a person with any sensitivity towards the Jewish community making such a statement.”

JTA AOC has a lot to say about Israel, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Bernie Sanders
Ocasio-Cortez is critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposes Israel’s occupation of the West Bank — but framed it as a criticism of Israeli policy, not of Israel’s existence. She said that doesn’t mean she’s anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. She gave a shoutout to the leftist Jewish group IfNotNow, which opposes the occupation and is controversial in many parts of the Jewish community for not taking a stance — for or against — Zionism, the Israel boycott or the “question of statehood.”

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