Leave it to radical Senator Bernie Sanders to apparently throw his support behind Hamas in the wake of one of the most devastating terrorist attack in Israel’s history.
An attack that has claimed dozens of American lives, no less.
Not that Sanders seemed terribly concerned about the American lives, judging from the heinous letter he saw fit to release fresh after the attacks.
In a deranged letter, Sanders expressed effectively zero sympathy towards the victims of the massacre. Instead, he offered a largely emotionless take on the entire, devastating situation.
“Hamas’s terrorist assault on Israel will have horrific short- and long-term consequences … As a result of this attack, thousands of Israelis and Palestinians – including many women and children – have been killed and injured. That toll will rise. The gunning down of young Israelis at a music festival is an image the world will not soon forget,” Sanders wrote flatly.
“An image the world will not soon forget.” Well, you don’t say!
Sanders apparently can’t even bother to condemn Hamas’s terrorist attack … which he doesn’t even label as an attack.
Instead, he calls it an “assault.”
Sanders expressed vastly more emotion when it came to “justice for the Palestinian people.”
“Longer term, this attack is a major setback for any hope of peace and reconciliation in the region – and justice for the Palestinian people. For years, people of good will throughout the world, including some brave Israelis, have struggled against the blockade of Gaza, the daily humiliations of occupation in the West Bank, and the horrendous living conditions faced by so many Palestinians,” Sanders boomed.
So, in other words, Sanders is basically mimicking the 31 pro-terrorist student organizations at Harvard, just in slightly less inflammatory wording.
Though he apparently couldn’t resist accusing Israel of “serious violations” of natural law.
“Israel’s blanket denial of food, water, and other necessities to Gaza is a serious violation of international law and will do nothing but harm innocent civilians,” Sanders intoned angrily.
Ah, of course. Funny how Sanders didn’t feel similarly inclined to call out Hamas’s absolute atrocities as a “serious violation” international law.
Astonishingly, Sanders had the gall to press the United States to focus on Hamas-dominated territory, rather than the unprecedented number of infants, children, and other complete innocents massacred by Hamas.
“The United States has rightly offered solidarity and support to Israel in responding to Hamas’ attack. But we must also insist on restraint from Israeli forces attacking Gaza and work to secure UN humanitarian access. Let us not forget that half of the two million people in Gaza are children. Children and innocent people do not deserve to be punished for the acts of Hamas,” Sanders raged.
Leave it to Sanders to call for “restraint” from a top American ally while issuing no such call for “restraint” to Hamas.
Then again, Sanders’ rather obvious anti-Israel stance has been on prominent display for years.
In a 2021 opinion piece, predictably published in the New York Times, Sanders proclaimed that the United States should stop being an “apologist” for the “right-wing” Israeli government, outright accusing it of racism.
“In the Middle East, where we provide nearly $4 billion a year in aid to Israel, we can no longer be apologists for the right-wing Netanyahu government and its undemocratic and racist behavior,” Sanders ranted.
Needless to say, even Ms. Hillary Clinton took a rather different position during the 2016 debates, when she faced off with Sanders over the Israel-Pakistan conflict.
“I negotiated the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in November of 2012. I did it in concert with President Abbas of the Palestinian authority based in Ramallah, I did it with the then Muslim Brotherhood President, Morsi, based in Cairo, working closely with Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Israeli cabinet. I can tell you right now I have been there with Israeli officials going back more than 25 years that they do not seek this kind of attacks. They do not invite the rockets raining down on their towns and village,” Clinton declared forcefully.
It’s a fairly sad day in the United States when Clinton comes across as more “moderate” than the most unhinged, hateful leftists dominating political rhetoric now.
Author: Jane Jones