Bernie Sanders Advertisement Touts Him As ‘First Jewish President’

Bernie Sanders Advertisement Touts Him As ‘First Jewish President’

LAS VEGAS, Nevada– A brand-new video ad released Sunday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) promotes him as the prospective “very first Jewish American president.”

In the 2016 campaign, Sanders minimized his Jewish origins, with an advertisement that referred to him as the “son of a Polish immigrant who matured in a Brooklyn tenement.”

But in 2020, amidst claims that has actually has actually aligned himself with left-wing antisemites and has an anti-Israel foreign policy, is he is attempting a various tack.

The brand-new Web advertisement, “Bernie Would Be the First Jewish President,” runs for over 2 minutes.

It begins with teen environment activist Jamie Margolin declaring: “If Bernie Sanders was chosen, he would be our very first Jewish American president. As a Jewish American, that would be a substantial advance in this country and blowback versus the increase of antisemitism in this country.”

The video then reveals Sanders lighting a Chanukah menorah, and later on shows footage of neo-Nazis chanting in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

Margolin states it would be “so rewarding” to have “a Jew actually replace them,” implying that President Donald Trump is amongst the neo-Nazis.

The video includes a deceptive clip of President Trump’s press conference on Charlottesville, invoking what has actually come to be referred to as the ” extremely great individuals” hoax (Trump did not refer to the neo-Nazis as “extremely fine individuals”; rather, he stated they must be “condemned completely.”)

Other clips also seek to associate Trump with criminal activities by neo-Nazis.

Margolin– described as “part Latinx, part Jewish, all queer” in a current interview— goes on to knock “the Trump administration’s antisemitism.” It does not acknowledge the administration’s actual record on Jews and Israel.

The video closes with footage of Sanders talking to J Street, an extreme left-wing group whose positions are typically described as anti-Israel.

Sanders consists of amongst his surrogates and fans several left-wing activists who are considered– even by numerous Democrats– to be antisemites, including Linda Sarsour, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)

Last year, the Sanders campaign backed British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is widely considered an antisemite and who led his party to defeat in December, partially for that reason.

Sanders’s policy on the Middle East is considered the most anti-Israel of all the Democratic prospects running– sticking out even in a field that is significantly more hostile to the Jewish State than any in recent presidential main history.

He has said he would consider moving the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv, which he would utilize U.S. help to Israel– often an embattled station of democracy– as “ take advantage of

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak

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