Bernie Sanders Says He Will Boycott ‘War Criminal’ Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

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FILE - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks to the media as he walks to the House chamber before President Joe Biden's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, March 7, 2024, in Washington. Sanders, the far-left independent from Vermont, introduced a bill Thursday, March 14, that would shorten to 32 hours the amount of time many Americans can work each week before they're owed overtime. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — Senator Bernie Sanders blasted the invitation from congressional leaders, including Democrats, for Prime Minister Benjamin Netnayahu to address Congress. Sanders declared that he would be boycotting the speech, and called Netanyahu a “war criminal”.

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Sanders released the following statement:

It is a very sad day for our country that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited – by leaders from both parties – to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress.

Israel, of course, had the right to defend itself against the horrific Hamas terrorist attack of October 7th, but it did not, and does not, have the right to go to war against the entire Palestinian people. Israel does not have the right to kill more than 34,000 civilians and wound over 80,000 – 5% of the population of Gaza. It does not have the right to orphan 19,000 children. It does not have the right to displace 75% of the people of Gaza from their homes. It does not have the right to damage or destroy over 60% of the housing in Gaza. It does not have the right to destroy the civilian infrastructure of Gaza, to obliterate water and sewage systems, and deny electricity to the people of Gaza. It does not have the right to annihilate Gaza’s health care system, knocking 26 hospitals out of service and killing more than 400 health care workers. It does not have the right to bomb all 12 of Gaza’s universities and 56 of its schools, or deny 625,000 children in Gaza the opportunity for an education.

It most certainly does not have the right to block humanitarian aid – food and medical supplies – from coming in to the desperate people of Gaza, creating the conditions for starvation and famine. It does not have the right to condemn hundreds of thousands of children to death by starvation. This is a clear violation of American and international law.

The International Criminal Court recently announced that it is seeking warrants for the arrest of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, and Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas. The ICC is right. Both of these people are engaged in clear and outrageous violations of international law.

Benjamin Netanyahu is a war criminal. He should not be invited to address a joint meeting of Congress. I certainly will not attend.


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Turk
Turk
1 month ago

He can go and stay in his home state never to come back

anaymous
anaymous
1 month ago

Who cares what Communist Bernie does. He is an alter averbotel jino along with the alter averbotel goy, waiting for Malech HaMoves.

Yussel
Yussel
1 month ago

I would ask mr smarty ugly face, “how you do suggest Israelis should be defending themselves?” A Jew hater ( even a self loathing Jew) cannot stand it when a Jew fights back and kicks tuchas. Ironically, he has no complaints agains ham-ass who started this war and use human shields to protect themselves.

zumy
zumy
1 month ago

Hope your absence will be permanent.

HeshyEmes
HeshyEmes
1 month ago

Well that settles it! If Bernie won’t be there, what’s the point of Bibi even coming! Too bad Congress can’t invite Bernie’s heroes; Mao, Stalin, and Fidel Castro.

See
See
1 month ago

Nobody needs him , anyway not there not anywhere, get lost

Bernie is a Nut job
Bernie is a Nut job
1 month ago

why are we even talking about this mishugeneh?

He is a certifiable mental case. He is a shanda.

May he be healed from his mental illness.

Until then, let me go a to the house for Meshugoyim.

Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
1 month ago

JINO Hamas Bernie spewing Hamas numbers claiming everyone is a civilian, is a multi millionaire commie scum who always sides with Israel enemies.

Robert Goldman
Robert Goldman
1 month ago

Shaygitz Sanders a total JINO millionaire socialist wouldn’t be there even if he was physically present at the capital..
Retirement via the woodchipper of destiny is the only answer for this self hating JINO

stop the lies
stop the lies
1 month ago

Mr. Sanders wants peace but there can be no peace with an evil group that wants to destroy Israel. The lie of there being Palestinians has precipated violence against Israel for too long. There is no Palestinian people and there will be no Palestinian state in Israel or Gaza, which is part of Israel.

Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
Biden and the Dems give aid and comfort to Hamas.
1 month ago

Dozens of other hamas Democrat will do the same, including JINO hamas schakowsky and other Hanas JINOs. Scum of the scum.