Sanders’ brother: Clashing with Netanyahu isn’t sign of self-hating Jew

Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry tells Channel 2 that the senator’s disagreement with Netanyahu on Israeli policy does not make him “a self-hating Jew.”

Relating to his brother’s recent comments that Israel had a disproportionate response in Gaza in 2014, Larry Sanders says:

“What Bernard is saying — and I think he’s 100 percent right — you will not have a peaceful, decent future for Palestinians or for Jews in Israel if you do not have a negotiated solution. There’s no way.”

He continues: “Bernard is not a self-hating Jew. There was never a moment in our life when we had any reason to be self-hating. The fact that he does not agree with Netanyahu on politics does not make him a self-hating Jew.”

Sanders also rules out the possibility that Donald Trump could ever win the White House, but warns that the GOP front-runner becoming president would be a “world catastrophe.” Trump, he says, has “elements of fascism.”

A Trump presidency, he says, “would be a dark day, not just for America but for the world.”



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