What a Bernie Sanders Presidency means for Israel

The following weeks have shown the Bernie Sanders is currently gaining momentum to become the Democratic presidential candidate.

Many of the recent polls showing through several news agencies like MSNBC and CNN are showing most democratic voters are supporting Bernie Sanders as a nominee.

The last election that took place in 2016 pitted Hilary Clinton against Trump. One of the reasons why Clinton lost is because she represented the elite of the one percent who are career politicians while Trump was this newcomer to politics who had no issues saying what was on his mind.

The only chance for the Democrats to beat Trump would be to have Bernie Sanders be the Democratic candidate.

Sander’s promises of free college education, free healthcare, a Green New deal that would switch all of the energy in the US to 100 percent renewable energy, a plan to cancel all student debt, wanting to make assault rifles illegal, and legalization of Marijuana.

Most Millennials and Gen Z agree with all these promises that Bernie Sanders is preaching, like stricter gun control after the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Most Millennials in the US have a college debt of 1.6 trillion dollars that have greatly affected the quality of life for Millennials.

Many of the young voters care deeply about the environment and the stopping of Climate Change that they believe if quick and drastic actions are not taken we are headed for a global catastrophe.

Young and middle age voters are far more open about fully legalizing Marijuana because of the public relation campaigns the media has pushed on the public.

Because of all these reasons it seems like Bernie Sanders is the only viable candidate that can beat Donald Trump in the Election of 2020 unless he is removed from office which in that case Mike Pence would become President.

It is incredibly likely unless the Democratic establishment like Elizabeth Warren and others succeed in their campaign to demonize Sanders and fix the Primary elections and steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders because he is not bought by the Corporations and is more of an idealist than a career politician.

If Bernie Sanders is elected the first Jewish President in American History there will ironically be a decline in American-Israeli relations since the Obama administration.

Bernie Sanders has the Trio of the most Anti-Zionist, and Anti-Jewish Politicians who support him like Linda Sarsour, Rashida Talib and Illhan Omar.

Linda Sarsour has openly called Israel a racist state as she said, “How can you be against white supremacy in the United States of America and the idea of living in a supremacist state based on race and class but then you support a state like Israel that is built on supremacy,” Sarsour said in a speech delivered at the 12th Annual Conference for Palestine in Chicago.

Linda Sarsour is nothing more but an anti-Semite who fans the flames against the only Jewish state in the world and calls it a White Supremacist state.

She would like nothing more than the destruction of Israel and has been a supporter of BDS movement against Israel.

After Rashida Tlaib was elected into public office she had a map in her campaign office and put a post it sticker over Israel and wrote Palestine.

Tlaib has never condemned Islamic terrorism against Jewish citizens of Israel and is also a proponent of BDS against Israel.

During Hanukkah congresswoman Rashida Tlaib openly insulted all Jews by giving a Hanukkah message saying, “Your 2020 platform calling for every public official to commit to defunding the occupation in falastin and fighting antisemitism and white nationalism is one that I can support very strongly.”

Tlaib is so out of touch that Hanukkah is about the Jews winning a war against the oppressors who were the non-Jews and reestablishing Jewish sovereignty over Judea (which includes the present day West Bank).

She uses the word Falastin instead of Israel (which shows that she does not even recognize Israel as a country only as an occupying colonial force).

Ilhan Omar tweeted various times that Israel and the Jews control the US government which is well in line with the belief white supremacists show because both Ilhan Omar and white supremacists believe in the ZOG ( Zionist Occupation Government).

If one were to take a look at Bernie Sander’s Website you see no real mention of Israel or Foreign policy.

Every single issue that is presented on his website is nothing more than domestic policies that Sanders wants to implement.

Sander does not want to show how he would implement foreign policy especially when it comes to Israel to avoid alienating potential voters.

After the killing of Qasem Soliemani Sanders criticized Trump’s action believing it would lead to war which obviously did not happen and shows that Sanders has a lack of understanding of the geopolitics of the Middle East.

Israel is constantly killing Iranians and their proxies through air raids to prevent war; a Bernie Sanders presidency would see him condemn Israeli Air Strikes in places like Syria and Iraq to protect Israeli civilians.

Sanders made a video claiming there were apartheid like conditions for Palestinians in Israel which definitely shows his disdain for the Jewish state and a lack of connection with reality.

Palestinians uses the same roads as Jewish residents throughout the West Bank with the exception of highway 443 that go from Jerusalem to Modiin which does not have access to Palestinians because it goes into “Israel Proper”.

Many Palestinians work as both blue collar and white collar workers in Israeli towns and industrial centers throughout the West Bank that allow them to earn a livelihood so how is that in any way apartheid?

The Fact Bernie Sanders surrounds himself with Congresswomen and activists who hate Jews and the state of Israel while making statements calling the state of Israel an Apartheid shows he will support BDS against Israel and will be harsher on Israel than Obama.

Bernie Sanders will criticize Israeli settlement construction and put sanctions and condemnations against Israel.

Major fights in the Democratic party will be fought between the Pro-Israel supporters and Anti-Israel activists in the the party that will tear the party apart.

Every time there will be an airstrike on a terrorist or terror state President Sanders will condemn Israel and call for restraint.

In the United Nations someone like Linda Sarsour will be made the US ambassador to the UN which will for the first time in American history vote for resolutions condemning Israel which under Obama the worst thing they did was to abstain.

There will still be American support for Israel from the Republican Party and states like Texas, but Sanders will be a thorn on the side of Israel for the next four years.

About the Author
Shlomo was born in Florida and moved to Israel in 2012, he holds a degree from Florida Atlantic University in Political Science, served in the IDF as a combat soldier in the Netzach Yehuda battalion and is a current reservist in the Golani Brigade.
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