The only Democratic presidential candidate to talk in person before the yearly gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar made movie looks ), Bloomberg has been greeted by a standing ovation before he detailing his resistance to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions motion, with all U.S. military help to pressure the Israeli authorities, and into the United Nation’s imposing what he called a”double standard” on the nation.
In going after Sanders,” Bloomberg not just struck a major Democratic contender, but a candidate whose remarks on the collecting and the Israeli authorities have been fundamental to the occasion.
“Regrettably, not all my fellow Democrats in this race have attended an AIPAC convention,” Bloomberg explained. And because you’ve discovered by now, ” he predicted AIPAC a racist platform. Well allow me to tell you, he is dead wrong.”
“That is a gathering of 20,000 Israel fans of each religious denomination, ethnicity, religion, color, sexual identity, and political party,” Bloomberg added. “Calling it a racist stage is an effort to discredit these voices, bully people from coming, and weaken the US-Israel relationship. The truth is: AIPAC does not fuel hatred. AIPAC works to fight it and the violence it may produce. And when more elected officials talked to the folks here, they would know that.”
Throughout the past Democratic presidential debate, Sanders said called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a”racist” that had been implementing policies damaging to the Palestinians. Bloomberg said he’s”proud of being Jewish” and included that U.S. foreign policy ought to be about protecting Israel while not dismissing Palestinian”suffering.”
In tweets geared toward the AIPAC conference, Sanders stated he’s”worried about the stage AIPAC supplies for leaders that state bigotry and oppose fundamental Palestinian rights”
“For this reason, I won’t attend their convention,” he continued, adding in another conversation, “As president, I’ll encourage the rights of the Israelis and Palestinians and also do whatever possible to bring peace and security to the area.”
In a reply, AIPAC is known as Sanders’ remarks”insulting” and”black”
In his speech, Bloomberg, who’s Jewish, said that”strong supporters” of Israel”do not have to agree with the Israeli authorities does — I surely do not.”
“As proud patriots of America, we don’t have to encourage what our government does — again, I certainly do not,” he explained. “Differences of opinion are healthy — on large problems.”
Within an Israeli/Palestinian peace program, Bloomberg said he supports a two-state solution” through direct discussions.”
“Since Israel have to remain a comfortable, secure and secure Jewish democracy because Palestinians deserve dignity, democracy, and chance, also,” he explained.
Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, also pointed to current cases of anti-Semitic hate crimes, calling it an”outbreak” and stating that”presidential” direction was lacking in fighting it.
The offender, who faces voters everywhere at the Super Tuesday contests, opened his address joking about his current attempts in the Democratic primary arguments.
“And if you have caught the last few disagreements, you understand I can empathize.”