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Dem. Candidate Sanders Voices Contempt for Netanyahu

"The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the Lord Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders—with great glory." Isa. 24:23

Israel's FM Israel Katz last week condemned what he called a "horrifying comment," by the Jewish Vermont presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. During a Democratic debate, Sanders called Netanyahu a 'reactionary racist'. The presidential hopeful also said that if he is elected he would potentially return the USA Embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. According to Katz, those who support Israel would not back Sanders' presidential candidacy after such remarks. Katz said there was a not a Jew in the world who "hasn't dreamed of Jerusalem" and Sanders' words were so severe that he had no choice but to retort. "We don't intervene in the internal American electoral process, which is splendid," Katz told Army Radio, before saying that Sanders has a long history of attacking Israel and the things most sacred to its identity and national security. "Naturally, people who support Israel will not support someone who goes against these things." Sanders' comments at the debate came after he recently announced he would skip an appearance before the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, which he called a "platform for bigotry." The Vermont senator has also called for cutting back American foreign aid to Israel and redirecting it to the Palestinians instead. Sanders is noted for his harsh criticism of modern-day Israeli policies. His embrace of supporters who have called to boycott Israel and been accused of anti-Semitism has raised great concerns in the Jewish state about his surging candidacy. Sanders has firmly established himself in the lead after scoring primary and caucus victories in the first three nominating states: Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Blue & White co-leader Yair Lapid, who aims to replace Katz as foreign minister after next week's elections, said in a recent interview that he was "very worried" about Sanders' rise because of his "lack of understanding of our unique situation in the Middle East." (VFI News)

“The Lord will reign forever. He will be your God, O Jerusalem, throughout the generations." Ps 146:10