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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:05 PM

Sanders aide apologizes for questioning American Jews' 'dual allegiance' to Israel

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Source: Politico

A spokeswoman for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign apologized Tuesday after questioning whether the “American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel” — a comment condemned by Jewish leaders across the political spectrum as having anti-Semitic overtones.

"In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one's country come with painful history,” Belén Sisa, Sanders’ national deputy press secretary, told POLITICO. "At a time when so many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we need to address these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and I'm committed to doing that in the future"

Sisa posed the question Sunday during a discussion in a Facebook thread in which she said that, like Sanders, she stood with Rep. Ilhan Omar. She deleted the post after POLITICO began asking about it.

Omar's repeated comments about Israel led to a messy fight in the House as many of her fellow Democrats accused the first-term congresswoman’s of using anti-Semitic language, while her defenders have said Omar was making valid criticisms of the nation’s government and allies that were being stifled.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/story/2019/03/12/bernie-sanders-jews-israel-1218781



Another "different experience in the use of words?"

This is how we lose Jewish voters.

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Reply Sanders aide apologizes for questioning American Jews' 'dual allegiance' to Israel (Original post)
Jose Garcia Mar 2019 OP
JoeOtterbein Mar 2019 #1
RandySF Mar 2019 #2
George II Mar 2019 #3
Cha Mar 2019 #4
Mr.Bill Mar 2019 #5
George II Mar 2019 #6
cstanleytech Mar 2019 #7
The Polack MSgt Mar 2019 #8

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:06 PM

1. Darn! Scooped again on my own daughter's

Politico article!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:13 PM

2. Whoops

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:21 PM

3. To think that in the past if I ever criticized Sanders for ANYTHING I was accused of being.....

...."anti-Semitic".

Now this?

So he has a national press secretary who questions Americans' allegiance, i.e., patriotism, and a campaign co-chairwoman who was a Jill Stein voter, and I could go on.....

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:41 PM

4. Yes, words matter.. and care needs

to be taken or they have to end up apologizing for them when they're called out.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:42 PM

5. I remember when people had no problem

questioning if JFK had an allegiance to the Vatican.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 07:45 PM

6. Yes, and Kennedy probably lost a million or more votes because of that.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:32 PM

7. I would question the duel allegiance varies politicians (mostly Repugnant ones) seem to

have to Israel and how they seem to go out of their way to shield them from the UN council.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:17 PM

8. Since the only reason this person is news worthy is that they work on a campaign -

It belongs in the Democratic Primaries forum.

I am locking this thread. Please continue the discussion on the DP Page.

V/r TPMS

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