Beto O’Rourke calls Netanyahu ‘racist’ while wooing Dems in Iowa

Mike Montone
April 08, 2019 - 9:29 am

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DES MOINES, IA (1010 WINS) -- Beto O'Rourke says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a racist.

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O'Rourke was out campaigning for the Democratic nomination for president, and singled out Netanyahu while addressing the U.S.-Israel relationship, CNN reported.

"That relationship, if it is to be successful, must transcend partisanship in the United States, and it must be able to transcend a prime minister who is racist, as he warns about Arabs coming to the polls, who wants to defy any prospect for peace as he threatens to annex the West Bank, and who has sided with a far-right, racist party in order to maintain his hold on power," O'Rourke said.

O'Rourke endorsed a two-state solution and said that Netanyahu does not represent, "represents the true will of the Israeli people."

Netanyahu has been quoted as saying a Palestinian state will threaten Israel's existence.

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