Jewish Press: Should Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders receive the Democratic party’s nomination and go on to defeat GOP incumbent President Donald Trump, his White House is likely to be packed with anti-Israel senior officials who would make Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama look like a branch of the ZOA, the Washington Free Beacon suggested on Wednesday.
According to the Beacon, Bernie has taken in two senior staffers: foreign policy adviser Matt Duss and campaign manager Faiz Shakir, both of whom have been accused of “promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” while working for the Center for American Progress (CAP). more …
Opinion: In order to get to the real purpose of Sanders’ message, you have to suffer through platitudes or you can fast forward to minute 4. From there on you will find the communist message of shared prosperity and his self-loathing of his Jewish blood.
At 4:42 the subject shifts to the Arab/Israeli conflict with Sanders advocating for Palestinian rights. He calls for an end to the occupation and virtually handing the 1967 captured land back to Arabs, cutting Israel in half, and making the whole country vulnerable to attack.
Sanders makes no mention of why no Arab country out of 50 will offer so called Palestinians citizenship. He also makes no mention of why Arabs are entitled to Jerusalem or the Temple Mount which was never mentioned in the Koran.
The key word for anti-Semites is occupation. Arab and Persian Muslims are bound by Islam to recover all lands that they once controlled.
According to the Pew Research Center in 2010, there were 50 Muslim-majority countries. Around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region (from Turkey to Indonesia), with over 1.5 billion adherents, making up over 22% of the world population.
After the 1967 war, the UN deemed all land captured by Israel as occupied. Israel maintains that it is not in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention since, in its view, Israeli citizens were neither deported nor transferred to the territories, and they cannot be considered to have become “occupied territory” since there had been no internationally recognized legal sovereign prior.
No nation has given back land captured in a defensive war. In 1967 Israel was about to be attacked by Egypt, Syria and Jordan in a war of annihilation. Jewish leaders borrowed the lesson from the Book of Esther and pre-empted the attack and defeated the three Arab nations in 6 days. The Arabs and progressive left Israel haters like Bernie Sanders, have been taking the Arab side ever since.