“ Some of you know that I am Jewish. My father left Poland at 17 for the United States. He was able to come, other people in his family were not able to do so. These people are dead. The children are dead. It’s engraved in my heart, this is what a madman can do by stirring up racial hatred “.
These strong words, imbued with emotion, which contrasted with the furiously Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric of Donald Trump, during the American presidential race in 2016, are those uttered at every meeting by Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator from Vermont, in preaching with rare constancy in favor of the sovereignty of Palestine and the equitable pacification of the “Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.
A happy difference which, in Trump’s America totally subservient to the powerful pro-Zionist lobby of AIPAC, resonated like a powerful dissonance…
At 82, Bernie Sanders, this tireless awakener of American consciences, and in particular of his peers in Congress, who more than any other fears the terrible hiccups of History, expressed his indignation at “ one of the most horrible moments in contemporary history.” (see video below)
A man of conviction, the courageous American parliamentarian, whose pride in being Jewish has never prevented him from castigating Israel’s devastating colonialism, urges, visibly upset, to “Stop the indiscriminate killing of innocent people in Gaza.”
Denouncing with the same vigor the unacceptable violation of international law by Israel, and the miraculous sum of 3.8 billion dollars that the United States, under all governments, continues to allocate annually to the apartheid state, Bernie Sanders vibrantly proclaims: “Palestinian children are as important as Israeli children”.