Major Presidential Candidates Except the Bern Pledge Allegiance to AIPAC and Israel
US presidential candidates, without the blessings of AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) don't have a prayer of winning in the general elections. Front runners Hilary Clinton, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump understand this and delivered their "pledges of allegiance to Israel" speeches to the 18,000 delegates assembled at the recently held AIPAC convention in Washington, DC. Sen. Bernie Sanders was the noticeable exception. as he had declined the invitation from AIPAC to speak. Instead, he delivered some critical remarks, while on the campaign trail in Utah, about Israel's destructive policies against the Palestinians. (see here and here) Sanders, who is Jewish, like prominent, Jewish industrialist Benjamin Freedman, challenged the Zionists on the issue of Israel. Chuck Carlson and WHTT members discuss the implications of all this in this lively, 28 min. program. The link to Benjamin Freedman's 1961 address about the Zionists' little known role in the founding of the state Israel can be heard here.