Election 2020

Linda Sarsour, Controversial Activist, Is Named a Surrogate of Bernie Sanders’ Campaign

Women's March co-founder pushes 'foreign policy that sees Palestinians as human beings deserving of self-determination'

Political activist and anti-Israel Linda Sarsour has a new designation.

She was promoted by the Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Democratic presidential campaign as a surrogate over the weekend.

in a tweet posted this weekend, she can be seen energizing a crowd in Brooklyn, New York, with a rousing endorsement of the socialist senator from Vermont.

The Women’s March co-founder was speaking at a Sanders rally and told the crowd, “I would be so proud to … elect the first Jewish-American president this country has ever seen and for his name to be Bernard Sanders.”

She also said she believes in his “transformative foreign policy, one that is centered on peace and diplomacy.”

“A foreign policy that sees Palestinians as human beings deserving of human rights and self-determination,” she went on, as Haaretz.com noted.

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“Bernie doesn’t ask us how much these things will cost, because only people who don’t believe we deserve these things will ask us how to pay for things like health care, but never ask us how to pay for endless and unjust wars,” she also said.

On Twitter this summer, Sarsour declared that Palestinian is a nationality and Judaism a religion — “implying that there is no contradiction between Jesus being both Jewish and Palestinian,” the same outlet also pointed out.

“Palestinian is a nationality, not a religion … Jews lived with Palestinians in peaceful co-existence before there was a state of Israel,” she tweeted.

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