October 16, 2019 Press Releases

Statement from Democratic Majority for Israel on some of Senator Sanders’s Surrogates and Endorsers


October 16, 2019

Contact: Rachel Rosen, [email protected]

Statement on some of Senator Sanders’s Surrogates and Endorsers

WASHINGTON, DC (October 16, 2019) — Today, Democratic Majority for Israel President and CEO Mark Mellman issued the following statement:

“It’s deeply disturbing to find a candidate who claims to be ‘100% pro-Israel,’ opposed to BDS and a fighter against antisemitism surrounding himself with a number of surrogates and endorsers who hate Israel, support BDS and have repeatedly made antisemitic statements. We privately communicated our concern about some of his choices directly to Senator Sanders, beginning with his naming of noted antisemite Linda Sarsour as an official surrogate. Unfortunately, the only responses we have received from the Senator are more hostile choices on his part.”


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