Scandalous Sanders

I have little interest in following the American political circus. If I ever thought that our politicians in Israel should never have entered politics, what can I say about the American hopeful candidates?

Abraham Lincoln, America’s most beloved President and founder of the Republican party, would be turning over in his Springfield, Illinois grave if he could see his party today. Three quarreling candidates not too far from the madding crowd.

The Democratic party, on the other hand, has two candidates, one highly experienced in national and international affairs and the other, a Brooklyn-born Jew married to a non-Jew and all but abandoned religiousity in favor of socialism. Shades of a Jew named Karl Marx !!!

Leaving the three Republican candidates aside, I focus on the would-be Jewish candidate for the White House.

As David Horovitz, the learned editor of The Times of Israel, has pointed out in his well-written op-ed piece, Bernie Sanders has done Israel no favors by exaggerating the number of civilian casualties in Gaza.

He accuses Israel of killing 10,000 “innocent” civilians, destroying hospitals and infrastructures and using unnecessary force in its most recent battle with Hamas. He claims his “love” for Israel was based upon a short period he spent on an Israeli kibbutz in 1964 where his socialist ideals flourished and the fact that he has some family members living in Israel.

In his term in Congress as a Senator from the northern New England state of Vermont, Bernie Sanders has been a thorn in Israel’s side, weeping for the “poor victims of Israeli aggression”, condemning settlers and settlements as stolen Palestinian property, and defaming Israel wherever he could do so.

Personally, I don’t believe that a Jew should ever be president of the United States. Whatever would go wrong would always be blamed on “that Jew President” and the anti-Semites would crawl out of the walls like cockroaches.

For Americans who vote the Democratic ticket and who believe in Israel’s morality, who love and support our homeland, who treasure our ancient yet modern traditions, Scandalous Sanders is not the man. In him, Hamas could not have a better Jewish “friend”.

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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