Sanders names Israel bashers to Democrat platform-drafting committee

By Mark Ellis, The Christian Post— Last week presidential candidate Bernie Sanders named several outspoken critics of Israel to the Democrat platform-drafting committee that will undoubtedly provoke a fight over U.S. policies toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One Sanders appointee, Cornel West, a Princeton University philosophy professor, referred to “the Israeli massacre of innocent Palestinians, especially…

Sanders’ new Jewish outreach director sees ‘F— you’ Netanyahu post go viral

By JPOST Staff, JPOST— Bernie Sanders’ recently hired Jewish outreach coordinator condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year in an expletive-ridden social media post accusing him of sanctioning mass murder. The Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday reported that it had obtained screenshots of Simone Zimmerman’s original post full of obscenities and a later edited version…

Absent from AIPAC, Sanders slams Israeli occupation, ‘disproportionate’ use of force

BY REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL, Times of Israel— WASHINGTON — While declaring his commitment to Israel’s security, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) accused Israel of using disproportionate force in its military operations and pilloried the settlement policies of the Netanyahu government, in a speech released Monday while the candidate campaigned in Salt Lake City,…