Bernie Sanders: Israel Run By A “Right-Wing Racist Government” | Video | RealClearPolitics
SANDERS: Look, what I have said over and over again — and I repeat to you — and I happen to — as a young man about your age, I spent a number of months in Israel. I worked on a kibbutz for a while. I have family in Israel. I am not anti-Israel.
But the fact of the matter is that Netanyahu is a right-wing politician who I think is treating the Palestinian people extremely unfairly.
So, you know, what I believe — you know, and the United States gives billions of dollars in military aid to Israel. What I believe is not radical. I just believe that the United States should deal with the Middle East on a level playing field basis. In other words, the goal must be to try to bring people together and not just support one country, which is now run by a right-wing, you know, dare I say, racist government