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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:34 PM

Bernie Sanders' Criticism Of Israel Is Radical. And He's Taking It Mainstream



https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1004505722648870912

Not many in the media are noticing, which is understandable given the burden of keeping up with Donald Trump, but in the shadow of Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, Bernie Sanders is dramatically challenging Beltway discourse on Israel.

In 2020, when Sanders likely runs for president, and journalists begin paying attention, theyíre going to be shocked. The Israeli government and the American Jewish establishment will be scared out of their minds.

Last month, Sanders crossed one of the red lines demarcating politically acceptable Washington discourse about Israel. He organized the first letter written by multiple senators criticizing Israelís blockade of the Gaza Strip. Then, last week, he raced past that line again with a video that is unlike anything Iíve ever seen from an American senator.

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Perhaps the courage of the protesters in Gaza is proving contagious after all.

Read more: https://forward.com/opinion/402885/bernie-sanders-criticism-of-israel-is-radical-and-hes-taking-it-mainstream/



The video on the link is a must view to get a decent perspective on this issue.

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Reply Bernie Sanders' Criticism Of Israel Is Radical. And He's Taking It Mainstream (Original post)
Uncle Joe Jun 11 OP
LisaM Jun 11 #1
Lucky Luciano Jun 11 #2
democrank Jun 11 #4
LisaM Jun 11 #5
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 12 #8
TimeSnowDemos Jun 11 #3
Uncle Joe Jun 12 #6
DavidDvorkin Jun 12 #7
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 12 #9
Uncle Joe Jun 12 #10
Duppers Jun 14 #11
Mosby Jun 14 #12

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:50 PM

1. So he's changed his rhetoric?

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:54 PM

2. Criticizing Israel does not equal Pro-Hamas. nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:30 PM

4. Indeed

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:52 PM

5. Of course it doesn't, and I was afraid it would be taken that way.

But I don't think Bernie is entirely consistent on this.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:17 PM

8. Not sure what your problem in (what little that he was able to say) he said.

So heís against Hamas lobbing missiles in to Israel and against Israeli soldiers snipping protestors. What a monster!

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:57 PM

3. As I have kept saying...

 

The 'left' in the US is finally waking up. Support Israel no matter what has been the policy for decades... But the no matter what bit has resulted in a huge diminshment of the US brand globally.

It's hard to understand this, but the coverage in the US is almost completely biased in favor of the Israeli government. Everywhere else it ranges from slightly biased in one direction OR biased against the Israeli occupation.

But maybe that time is coming to an end. Or at least maybe a few random people on the left will start speaking out openly, as they do in the east of the world.

What's next? Americans learning about what they've done to Iran? Realizing that they've been played like pawns in an conflict started by and perpetuated by the US....?

Probably not.

Maybe a Kardashian could tell Trump.

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Response to TimeSnowDemos (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:30 AM

6. I hope so TimeSnowDemos



What's next? Americans learning about what they've done to Iran? Realizing that they've been played like pawns in an conflict started by and perpetuated by the US....?

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:09 PM

7. He has his finger in the wind

Always.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:19 PM

9. Lol. Hooookayyyyyyy.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:21 PM

10. So the wind has been blowing toward democratic socialism since the 90s?

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:16 PM

11. 👍

Really. Thanks, Joe.

And thanks for posting this.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:16 PM

12. "they want to be free"

Best way to start that process is to have an actual election, pretty sure no one is preventing that from happening other than Hamas and Fatah.

People need to remember that Gaza borders Egypt, but somehow it's the Jews that are preventing "freedom".

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