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Israel Lobby AIPAC slams Bernie Sanders for branding Netanyahu's Gov't "right-wing, racist"

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On Monday at a CNN town hall, Sen. Bernie Sanders said, "I am not anti-Israel. But the fact of the matter is Netanyahu is a right-wing politician who I think is treating the Palestinian people extremely unfairly . . . What I believe is not radical. I just believe that the United States should deal with the Middle East on a level playing field basis."

He pointed out that Tel Aviv treats Palestinians "extremely unfairly," and called the coalition of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu a "right-wing, dare I say racist, government."

Only in America, where there is no global heating, social justice is everywhere you look, guns don't kill people, white people are more discriminated against than minorities, and Trump is the great Evangelical hope, could the assertion that the government of Netanyahu is far right wing and racist be controversial.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee fired back, without naming Sanders:

 

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