The differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were apparent on Thursday’s Democratic primary debate.
Hillary was for a $12 minimum wage, she didn't believe in breaking up the banks, and the former Secretary of State criticized Senator Sanders for promoting Universal Health Care, however between the two candidates the gap increased a chasm when Sanders responded to a question about Israel by saying that Hillary “barely mentioning” the Palestinian people during her AIPAC speech.
“I read Secretary Clinton’s speech before AIPAC. I heard virtually no discussion at all about the needs of the Palestinian people. Of course Israel has a right to defend itself, but long-term, there will never be peace in that region, unless the United States plays an even-handed role, trying to bring people together and recognizing the serious problems that exist among the Palestinian people ... There comes a time when, if we pursue justice and peace, we are going to have to say that Netanyahu is not right all of the time.”
Bernie opted out of the AIPAC meeting and spoke at a Utah high school about Palestinian unemployment and poverty, Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and the Jewish nation's attempts to derail peace talks with Iran.
American politicians have traditionally never mentioned Palestine.
I applaud Bernie Sanders for his bold step toward justice for the people of Gaza and the West Bank.
Free the world.