Jewish leaders say they’re in ‘fight’ against Bernie Sanders at AIPAC

Written by NYpost | Source: NYpost | March 02, 2020 06:52 PM

WASHINGTON — The specter of Bernie Sanders loomed large over this year’s pro-Israel AIPAC conference — powerful Jewish leaders painting a doomsday scenario around the man who could be the first Jewish president.

The Vermont senator’s decision to boycott the meeting — once a crucial soapbox for presidential wannabes — also rankled Jewish voters at the event who blasted him for fostering growing anti-Semitism in the Democrat Party, they said.

“He is bad news,” Malcolm Sherman, a retired math professor from Albany, New York, told The Post. “He is not a friend of Israel.”

The 78-year-old sparked a feud with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee last week when he claimed it provided a platform “for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.”

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the crowd of 20,000 gathered at the conference on Sunday that Sanders was an “ignorant fool.”


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