My conversation on 4 The Record with Senator Bernie Sanders ran a little long. We didn’t include this segment on foreign policy, so thanks for checking out this web exclusive.
It focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Sanders is Jewish and has been criticized by conservative Jews for his record regarding Israel.
A few weeks ago President Trump said Jews who don’t support him are disloyal because he’s been pro-Israel.
Sanders responded by saying he’s a Jew who doesn’t support him and discussed how he responds to criticism that the Democratic party is becoming increasingly anti-Semitic or anti-Israel.
He also addressed whether he supports the boycott, divest, sanctions movement against Israel, why he voted against the anti-BDS proposal in the Senate and why Omar Barghouti support of a one-state solution isn’t enough to be more outspoken against the BDS movement.
Watch the video above for the full conversation.
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