“Those are life and death issues, and if you misuse the Shoah, you can cloud those issues.”
“What we saw in North Carolina last week was almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally,” O’Rourke said.
The Texas Democrat drew fire from some local Jews with his vote against Iron Dome funding for Israel and once reportedly said he has Jewish roots.
“I think we have a problem in America with the way we are debating issues surrounding Israel and Israel’s security,” said one top candidate.
Sanders, Harris, O’Rourke, Klobuchar, Inslee, Gillibrand and Warren have released recent tax returns.
“Our friendship, which is historic with the state of Israel, which must transcend who’s in power at a given time or the party affiliation of the
No candidates attended in 2015 or 2011 either. Whether Democrats choose to skip the event next year will be really instructive.
At one point, O’Rourke pointed to his friend and said, “He’s Jewish. Do you think he can be saved?”
“There are a lot of white folks who are not necessarily racist who felt uncomfortable for the first time … [voting] for an African-American.”
Ted Cruz called J Street, the dovish pro-Israel policy group, “rabidly anti-Israel” in a debate with his Democratic opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke.