The New York Times reported John Prince, 32, asked a question at the end of the event at the Apollo Theater, after Sanders had explained his Jewish heritage made him more sensitive to racism in the U.S. It did not enjoy a warm reception from the Jewish senator.
“As you know, the Zionist Jews and I don’t mean to offend anybody, they run the Federal Reserve, they run Wall Street, they run every campaign,” Prince said, referring to widespread accusations about powerful Jewish bankers such as Rothschild and Soros who secretly control world commerce.
Bernie Sanders immediately started waving his finger in denial and saying “NO, NO!” exactly when John Prince said that “Jews run the Federal Reserve”, denying the truth which everyone can see on Wikipedia that basically almost every single Chair and Vice-Chair of the Fed was Jewish including the most recent ones such as Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and the current Chair Janet Yellen and the Vice-Chair Stanley Fischer.
Sanders responded, “Brother, brother, brother.”
“What is your affiliation to your Jewish community?” Prince continued. “That’s all I’m asking.”
“That’s not what you’re asking,” Sanders deflected Prince’s question into a question about the state of Israel. “That’s not what you’re asking.”
“I am proud to be Jewish,” the senator continued to a wide outbreak of applause. “… Let me just say this on the issue… You’re not going to find any candidate running for president, for example, talking about Zionism and the Middle East. I am a strong defender of Israel, but I also believe that we have got to pay attention to the needs of the Palestinian people… there are bad people on both sides.”
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