Booker has “studied the Torah since I was 20 years old and had a really good Afro.”
“I will not sit — I will not sit down with Louis Farrakhan, period.”
The group — which does not take a position on Israel’s right to exist— sent 6 fellows to New Hampshire to discuss the occupation with 2020 candidates
The New Jersey senator once (literally) carried a rabbi on his back and keeps a Hebrew Bible on his desk.
Farrakhan is a known anti-Semite who has called Jews “satanic” and compared them to “termites.”
“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.
Eighteen Democratic candidates for their party’s presidential nomination were silent on the Gaza violence.
Booker reportedly said last month that Omar’s comments about AIPAC were “absolutely unacceptable.”
They wanted to know why Booker’s “Justice for All” campaign did not extend to Palestine.
“Ki beiti beit tefillah yikarei l’chol ha-‘amim — ‘may my house be a house of prayer for many nations.’ We were not formed as a theocracy.