On Thursday, the Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who just returned from his Vatican pilgrimage, fired his Jewish-community outreach young attractive female director Simone Zimmerman. She didn’t insult Muslims or Afro-Americans more than GOP frontrunner billionaire Trump – but had written some truth about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on her Twitter account on March 3, 2015.
“Bibi Netanyahu is an arrogant, deceptive, cynical, manipulative politician. His irresponsible, exploitative political theater is yet another demonstration of the ugliest demonstration of national hubris and tone-deafness toward the international community. Shame on you, Bibi, for daring to insist that you legitimately represent even a fraction of the Jews in this world, for your consistent fear-mongering, for pushing Israel, in word and deed, farther and farther away from the international community, and most importantly, and for trying to derail a potential historic diplomatic deal with Iran and thus trying to distract the world from the fact that you sanctioned the murder of over 2000 people this Summer in a war of choice, that a brutal military occupation of millions more continues under your watch, and that you’re spending time and money on ridiculous campaign opportunities like this instead of actually working to address the real needs of your own people.
Netanyahu insulted our President but also much worse. He doesn’t speak for me as a Jew, an American and as a thinking person. #BibiDoesntSpeakForMe.
Zimmerman’s above statement is not much different than views of Barack Obama and former Mossad agent and French president Nicolas Sarkozy about Netanyahu expressed during their November 2011 meeting in Paris.
Bernie Sanders’ decision came after receiving calls from World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder, Pope Francis’ handler, and Abraham Foxman former head of Israel lobby group ADL for 50 years.
“Bernie Sanders’ hiring of Simone Zimmerman as his chief adviser on Jewish issues is cause for profound concern. Does he support the positions Zimmerman espouses? If not, he should make that clear by terminating her immediately as one of his closest advisers,” said Lauder.