Mike Bloomberg is also Jewish……
Both would be angling for the Jewish vote one would assume….
And you might be surprised at the view of Sanders among some moderate Jewish Democrats….
Bernie Sanders embraced his religious identity in a new video released Sunday and said he looks “forward to becoming the first Jewish president” amid rising anti-Semitism and targeted attacks against Jews.
“If there was ever a time in American history where we say no to religious bigotry, this is the time,” Sanders says in the video.
The video shows images of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and cites reports of rising anti-Semitism across the country during Donald Trump’s presidency. Sanders, who rarely discusses his personal life and faith, is the son of a Jewish immigrant from Poland whose family was killed in the Holocaust….
This from an Israeli Newspaper…
It’s hardly a state secret that among pro-Israel moderates in the Democratic Party, anxiety levels have been surging together with the polling numbers for Sen. Bernie Sanders, now undeniably the frontrunner for the party’s presidential nomination.
On the surface, the public hand-wringing regarding the prospect of Sanders’ nomination involves his positions on aid to Israel, and the belief he is a longshot candidate against Donald Trump. But not far below the surface are worries over the anti-Semitic fallout, should a Jewish socialist become the head of the spear in a contest with the president.
“A Trump-Sanders contest would be a political nightmare for American Jewry,” worries Yossi Klein Halevi in his blog at The Times of Israel, fearing a “toxic atmosphere [in which] pro-Sanders and pro-Trump Jews would each accuse the other of betraying Jewish values. And both would be right.”….