Bernie Sanders recently suggested that “right-wing” extremists in Israel were to blame for Hamas’ attacks.
Senator Bernie Sanders claimed on “Face The Nation” that “over the years the Netanyahu government has become extremely right-wing and that there are people in the Israeli government now who are overt racists.”
Sanders also said that the U.S. has been “simply supplying weapons to kill children in Gaza,” and “Our job is not simply to put more and more military support for Israel.” He claimed that “in West Jerusalem people are being evicted from their homes.”
Number of Jews in Egypt: 10 (total population: 100 million)
Jordan: 0 (10M)
Saudi Arabia: 0 (34M)
Lebanon: 100 (7M)
Syria: 0 (17M)
Iraq: 4 (39M)
Iran: 8,300 (83M)
Number of Arabs in Israel: 1.9M (9M), with full civil rights.
But sure, Israel is the apartheid state.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 21, 2021
On May 11, the senator also blamed “right-wing extremists” for Hamas’ attacks on Israel, The Daily Wire reported.
“I am extremely concerned by the growing conflict in Israel and Palestine,” Sanders said in a tweet. “Once again we are seeing how the irresponsible actions of government-allied right-wing extremists in Jerusalem can escalate quickly into devastating war.”
I'm sure there is a rational reason that the death of 100 Palestinian civilians during a war where the terrorists hide among innocents generates huge protests worldwide….
… but those protesters were nowhere to be found when 3500 Palestinians were killed by Syria.
— Elder of Ziyon 🇮🇱 (@elderofziyon) May 23, 2021
Not surprisingly, Bernie Sanders is among the many far-left politicians who have been critical of Israel, rather than the terrorists who have attacked them. Leftists who are in support of Palestine seem to be missing the point; refusing to put blame on the aggressor of the conflict.
Regardless of their feelings toward Israel, liberals – and all Americans – should be quick to condemn Hamas and their terrorization of the Israeli people.