Saturday, April 9, 2016

Ignore the smears: Bernie Sanders is right about Israel’s heinous atrocities in Gaza — he just got the numbers wrong - Salon.com

Ignore the smears: Bernie Sanders is right about Israel’s heinous atrocities in Gaza — he just got the numbers wrong - Salon.com Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has faced a torrent of criticism in recent days after criticizing Israel’s atrocities in its 2014 war in Gaza.

In an interview published this week with the editorial board of The New York Daily News, Sanders fielded numerous questions about Israel-Palestine and U.S. policy in the Middle East.

The harsh questioning and the media’s subsequent antagonistic response to Sanders’ measured and levelheaded remarks is just the latest example of how thorough and extreme the bias is against Bernie and his insurgent grassroots campaign — and against anyone who dares to acknowledge Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians.

Sanders, who has broken with Democratic Party dogma and promised to pursue a “level playing field” on Israel-Palestine, lived up to his promise in the interview.