In a scathing attack, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon has called anti-India Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ‘a liar, an ignorant fool or both’. He was speaking at the AIPAC policy conference on Sunday in Washington, D.C.
“We don’t want Sanders at AIPAC. We don’t want him in Israel. Anyone who calls our prime minister a ‘racist’ is either a liar, an ignorant fool, or both,” Danon said.
During a Democratic presidential primary debate Sanders said, “What I happen to believe is that, right now, sadly, tragically, in Israel, through Bibi Netanyahu, you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country.”
Sanders has been very critical of India on the Kashmir issue or Citizenship Amendment Act. Indian observers said Sanders is being manipulated by pro-Pakistan lobby.