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Ehud Olmert: Bernie Don't Play That
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2020-02-14 04:16:33 UTC
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Ehud Olmert: Bernie Sanders ‘will not play the game’ on the traditional U.S.-Israel alliance
Jacob Kornbluh February 12, 2020
https://jewishinsider.com/2020/02/ehud-olmert-bernie-sanders-will-not-play-the-game-on-the-traditional-u-s-israel-alliance/





Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert suggested on Wednesday that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), fresh off his New Hampshire win on Tuesday, is the only Democratic presidential candidate who if elected would buck tradition on issues regarding U.S.-Israel relations.

Changing the game: In conversation with Ethan Bronner, a senior editor at Bloomberg, at the Council for Foreign Relations in New York, Olmert said, “I think that Bernie Sanders will not play the game” when it comes to the tone of the U.S.-Israel relationship and longstanding U.S. policies. “In this respect,” he said, “Bernie Sanders reminds me of [President Donald] Trump, where he’s not subject to any of the protocols which are common in our tradition. He can say anything and everything regardless of what may be the reaction of some in the Democratic Party.”

Maintaining U.S. support for Israel: The other candidates, Olmert posited, wouldn’t veer away from the traditional relationship, in particular if there’s a change in government in Israel this year. The former prime minister pointed to former President Barack Obama, who had a tense relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — “and despite the provocations of the Israeli government against him and his secretaries of state” — increased military support for Israel. “America, only one time in eight years abstained [during an Israel-related vote] at the U.N., and this was in the last month of Obama’s presidency,” he explained, referencing the December 2016 U.N. Security Council vote that criticized Israeli settlements (UNSC 2334). “So I doubt that if any other Democratic candidate — such as Joe Biden or Michael Bloomberg, who may rise to be the [dark] horse in this race — wins, that there will be a difference. They will all disagree with some policies of Israel, but they will be very careful” not to change the nature of this relationship.



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Ed Stasiak
2020-02-14 13:55:16 UTC
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Olmert said, “I think that Bernie Sanders will not play the game”
when it comes to the tone of the U.S.-Israel relationship and
longstanding U.S. policies.
I doubt anything would change with Bernie in the White House, the
guy is Jewish after all and he’s not going to hang Israel out to dry.
t***@gmail.com
2020-02-14 15:48:46 UTC
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Olmert said, “I think that Bernie Sanders will not play the game”
when it comes to the tone of the U.S.-Israel relationship and
longstanding U.S. policies.
I doubt anything would change with Bernie in the White House, the
guy is Jewish after all and he’s not going to hang Israel out to dry.
The Democratic Party leadership is terrified of a Bernie Sanders nomination. Why is that? A popular candidate, leading in the polls and the DNC is working overtime against their OWN party front-runner.

Does this make any sense?

There are reasons the DNC doesn't like Sanders, keeping in mind Jews have traditionally been Democrats, and many American Jews have their heart strings attached to Israel.

And then consider:

"Sanders is Jewish — he even lived on a socialist kibbutz for a time in 1963 — he has a personal connection to the Israel issue that candidates typically lack, as well as a certain credibility to go further in criticisms of the Jewish state than many gentiles would typically be comfortable doing. And the voting public may be eager to hear that."

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/25/18149990/israel-2020-democratic-party-primary

And then consider Hillary Clinton supporter and financial-backer Haim Saban who contributes yugely to the DNC daily operations and the DNC building project, whose number one issue is Israel, has said very vocally that he does NOT like Sanders.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/haim-cheryl-saban-talk-power-philanthropy-israel-2020-presidential-race-1222856

With all this top level DNC party leadership concern over a Sanders nomination, they must also be terrified that Sanders once in the White House will fundamentally change the US Israel relationship in ways the DNC party leadership opposes.




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https://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Jerusalem-Post-50-Most-Influential-Jews-Number-1-Haim-Saban-468975

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/20/haim-saban-bernie-sanders-israel-gaza-letter/

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/05/10/the-influencer


https://www.google.com/search?ei=&q=why+Democratic+party+leadership+opposed+Bernie+Sanders+nomination+israel
t***@gmail.com
2020-02-23 20:33:01 UTC
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Post by Ed Stasiak
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Olmert said, “I think that Bernie Sanders will not play the game”
when it comes to the tone of the U.S.-Israel relationship and
longstanding U.S. policies.
I doubt anything would change with Bernie in the White House, the
guy is Jewish after all and he’s not going to hang Israel out to dry.
The Democratic Party leadership is terrified of a Bernie Sanders nomination. Why is that? A popular candidate, leading in the polls and the DNC is working overtime against their OWN party front-runner.
Does this make any sense?
There are reasons the DNC doesn't like Sanders, keeping in mind Jews have traditionally been Democrats, and many American Jews have their heart strings attached to Israel.
"Sanders is Jewish — he even lived on a socialist kibbutz for a time in 1963 — he has a personal connection to the Israel issue that candidates typically lack, as well as a certain credibility to go further in criticisms of the Jewish state than many gentiles would typically be comfortable doing. And the voting public may be eager to hear that."
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/25/18149990/israel-2020-democratic-party-primary
And then consider Hillary Clinton supporter and financial-backer Haim Saban who contributes yugely to the DNC daily operations and the DNC building project, whose number one issue is Israel, has said very vocally that he does NOT like Sanders.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/haim-cheryl-saban-talk-power-philanthropy-israel-2020-presidential-race-1222856
With all this top level DNC party leadership concern over a Sanders nomination, they must also be terrified that Sanders once in the White House will fundamentally change the US Israel relationship in ways the DNC party leadership opposes.
The Sanders Surge. Is-real Democrats should be wary
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.arts.tv/dBUu1sc5pwU/y2BpZ66eCQAJ

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https://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Jerusalem-Post-50-Most-Influential-Jews-Number-1-Haim-Saban-468975
https://theintercept.com/2018/06/20/haim-saban-bernie-sanders-israel-gaza-letter/
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/05/10/the-influencer
https://www.google.com/search?ei=&q=why+Democratic+party+leadership+opposed+Bernie+Sanders+nomination+israel
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