“Anybody help me out here, because I don’t remember the figures, but my recollection is over 10,000 innocent people were killed in Gaza. Does that sound right?” he said.
Friday, 8 April 2016
Ex-Israeli envoy accuses Bernie Sanders of ‘Blood Libel’
On Tuesday, former Israeli ambassador in Washington and currently a member of Israeli Knesset, Michael Oren accused Democrat Jewish presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Blood Libel.
Oren was responding to Bernie Sanders’ interview with the editorial board of theNew York Daily News published Monday.
During the interview Sen. Bernie Sanders explained why he did not support bringing Israeli leaders to the International Criminal Court for their actions during the summer 2014 war against Gaza.
One of his interviewers checked while they talked and said the number was closer to 2,300 killed altogether and 10,000 wounded.
According to UNHRC during the 50-day attack, Israelis killed 2,251 Palestinians – mostly civilians including 531 children while wounding another 10,000. On Israeli side 71 Jew soldiers and two civilian were killed.
“As many people know, Sen. Sanders, as a young man, spent months in Israel and, in fact, has family living there now. There is no candidate for president who will be a stronger supporter of Israel’s right to exist in freedom, peace and security,” said Michael Briggs, Sanders’ campaign manager.
Jewish lobby group, Anti-Defamation League, also slammed Bernie Sanders for making anti-Israel statement and demanded an apology from him.
Poor, poor Sanders – no one in his Tribe gave him credit for the following ‘kosher statements’ he made during the same interview.