Beto O'Rourke Calls Israeli PM Netanyahu ‘Racist’

CNS News | 4/8/2019 | Staff
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Speaking at a press gaggle following a town hall event at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA on Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate and former congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas) called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist.”

“The U.S.-Israel relationship is one of the most important relationships that we have on the planet,” O’Rourke told reporters following a town hall event on Sunday. “And that relationship, if it is to be successful, must transcend partisanship in the United States, and it must be able to transcend a prime minister who is racist as he warns about Arabs coming to the polls, who wants to defy any prospect for peace as he threatens to annex the West Bank and who has sided with a far-right racist party in order to maintain his hold on power.”

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O’Rourke continued “Now, I don’t think that Benjamin Netanyahu represents the true will of the Israeli people, or the best interests of the U.S.-Israel relationship, or any path to peace for the people of the Palestinian authority, the Gaza strip, and the state of Israel.”

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