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Bernie Sanders attacks Benjamin Netanyahu

Bernie Sanders attacks Benjamin Netanyahu

The Democratic senator launches a fierce attack on Benjamin Netanyahu, after the Israeli leader claimed that American universities are being “flooded” with anti-Semitism.

In a published video On X Sanders, who is of Jewish origin, accuses Netanyahu of “insulting the intelligence of the American people.” Sanders claims that Netanyahu is using accusations of anti-Semitism to divert attention from his government's “extremist and racist” actions in Gaza.

– No, Mr. Netanyahu, it is not anti-Semitic or pro-Hamas to point out that in just over six months your extremist government has killed more than 34,000 Palestinians and wounded more than 78,000, 70 percent of whom are women and children, as he says in In the video, there is a reference to figures from the Hamas-run authorities in Gaza.

Sanders play He responded to a video clip shared by Netanyahu On X this week. In it, the Prime Minister compared the ongoing American student protests to the rise of Nazism in Germany in the 1930s.

– Netanyahu said, among other things, that anti-Semitic thugs have taken control of leading universities, calling for global condemnation.

Jewish students at several universities in the United States expressed their fear and concern about the growing wave of protests. They say that protesters' songs and slogans often turn into hateful, divisive messages and pure anti-Semitism. Meanwhile, other Jewish students joined the protests.

– It is not anti-Semitism to hold yourself responsible for your actions, Sanders tells Netanyahu now.

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