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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:17 PM

 

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

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.
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Reply Sanders aide apologizes for questioning American Jews' 'dual allegiance' to Israel (Original post)
Jose Garcia Mar 2019 OP
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2019 #1
forklift Mar 2019 #2
Jose Garcia Mar 2019 #3
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2019 #4
forklift Mar 2019 #5
still_one Mar 2019 #7
Mr Tibbs Mar 2019 #14
still_one Mar 2019 #6
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2019 #9
forklift Mar 2019 #10
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2019 #11
forklift Mar 2019 #12
CrossingTheRubicon Mar 2019 #8
jaceaf Mar 2019 #13
NurseJackie Mar 2019 #15
Cha Mar 2019 #16

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:39 PM

1. These dual loyalty libels have gotten Jewish people killed.

 

I would urge the United States to come to the aid of any NATO nation that was attacked as well as Mexico, Japan and South Korea. I guess that means I have dual loyalty to those nations.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:46 PM

2. What is up with the leftier left

 

and the attacks on Jewish people?

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Response to forklift (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:50 PM

3. The far left and the far right aren't that far apart:

 

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/11/lepage-says-democratic-partys-money-mostly-comes-from-jewish-people/
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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:56 PM

4. The dual loyalty charge is bullshit

 

I just listed a whole list of nations I would urge my country to come to its aid. Why is only Israel singled out?
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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 08:56 PM

5. Yes ... the horseshoe doctrine nt

 

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Response to forklift (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:06 PM

7. I like to phrase it as the principle of extremes. Both extreme hot and extreme cold burn

 

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Response to forklift (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:07 PM

14. Right, because single payer healthcare is totally the same thing as concentration camps!1!!

 

We have this same conversation with Trump supporters every day on Twitter.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:03 PM

6. Yeah right. She now sees she used language that was insensitive. It was the same anti-Semitic BS

 

that has been in the headlines the last couple weeks, and only confirms that from their perspective it was questioning Jewish loyalty.

No doubt the apologists will come out and tell us this was not anti-Jewish, and has nothing to do with the Jews


yeah, sure thing

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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:21 PM

9. The quote.

 

“This is a serious question: do you not think that the American government and American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel?

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/12/bernie-sanders-jews-israel-1218781
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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:26 PM

10. SMH nt

 

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Response to forklift (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:28 PM

11. That is so messed up.

 

If Russia attacked the UK I would want my country to come to their defense. Does that mean I have a dual loyalty to the UK?
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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:36 PM

12. IKR? nt

 

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:17 PM

8. Really sick of this crap. There is a serious problem on the far-left.

 

I disassociate from them entirely.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 11:47 PM

13. should be fired

 

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Response to jaceaf (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:56 PM

15. Agreed. If she's not fired, then that sends a troubling message...

 

Agreed. If she's not fired, then that sends a troubling message. It's something that reveals much more than was intended.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:33 PM

16. Kick!

 

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