A Democratic candidate for the US presidency in the face of the 2020 elections, Bernie Sanders, described the current Israeli government as “racist” during a meeting with voters organized by CNN.
According to the American politician, he is not “anti-Israeli” and even “has family in Israel,” but can not support the actions of Benjamin Netanyahu, “a right-wing politician who, I believe, is treating the Palestinians in an extremely unfair manner. ”
The Democratic senator also stressed that “the US gives billions of dollars in military aid to Israel,” but his opinion – which is “not radical” – Washington “should deal with the Middle East on equal terms” and “unite the peoples in instead of supporting a single country that is now run by a right-wing government, which is racist. ”
Other Democratic candidates including Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg also participated in the event.
Earlier, Sanders said in an interview with NBC that he “frankly expected Netanyahu lose the election.”
Translated by JRE\EF