Beto O’Rourke calls Benjamin Netanyahu a “Racist”

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Former Texas congressman and presidential contender Beto O’Rourke said the Israeli prime minister does not represent the “best interests” of the U.S.-Israel relationship, labeling him as a “racist.”

During his stay in Iowa this weekend, O’Rourke answered one voter’s question on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, CNN reported.

“This is somebody who, in a previous election, warned Arabs were coming to the polls. It’s racism,” Beto O’Rourke said.

“This is somebody who now no longer subscribes to a two-state solution and has vowed to annex the West Bank which will make peace, in the long term, impossible.”

“This is someone who has joined far-right parties who are inherently racist in their speech and the way that they want to treat their fellow human beings in that part of the world.”

Netanyahu, who has been questioned several times on corruption suspicions,is up for re-election this week.

 

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