By Mark Hage, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine
Morton Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America, is riled up about recent comments about Gaza by Bernie Sanders.
At the 2019 annual conference of the liberal, pro-Israel advocacy organization J Street, Sanders had the audacity to call for conditioning military aid to Israel, and he advocated for redirecting some of that aid to humanitarian relief in Gaza.
Klein, an advisor to and friend of Trump loyalist Steve Bannon, declared Sanders to be “an anti-Semitic Israelophobe who insanely demands taking defense money from Israel.”
He went on to assert that Sanders intends to give money to Hamas.
Klein added for good measure that the Vermont Senator has “learned nothing from the lessons of the Holocaust during his 79 years on earth,” in spite of the fact that Sanders has spoken on several occasions about his father’s family being destroyed by the Nazi death machine.