After that Senate Tracked following his harsh criticism of the Georgia candidate Of Israel The treatment of the Palestinian people came to the surface on Tuesday, another clip in which he used controversial language to describe moderate tensions.
In a 2016 sermon, Democrat, Rev. Raphael Warnock was critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opposition to a two-state solution for peace in the region.
He echoed Netanyahu’s attitude of “occupying today, occupying tomorrow, occupying forever,” the same line as the former Alabama governor. George Vlace Les, “Separate from now, separate tomorrow and separate forever.”
He argued that Israel could not be a democracy without a two-state solution because of the concessions of Arab voters.
“If you don’t have a Palestinian state, you can’t have a Jewish democracy,” he said. “That state will either be Jewish, or it will be a democracy. It can’t be both. “
He further said, “If you do not have a Palestinian state, you have to take apartheid in Israel which denies citizenship to other citizens, sisters and brothers.”
A Warnock campaign spokesman reiterated the candidate’s backtracking on Wednesday night with racist remarks.
“As Reverend Warnock has said and reiterated yesterday, he does not believe Israel is a apartheid state,” he told Fox News on Wednesday night.
The Democratic candidate announced that he received the support of the Democratic majority for the Israel PAC on Wednesday, promising to “stand up for Israel’s security.”
In 2019, Warnock a Statement About the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories which has repeatedly referred to apartheid and South Africa. It was signed by many fellow Christian faith leaders who traveled there.
“We have seen examples that have been borrowed from previous tyrannical regimes and appear to have been completed,” the statement said. She compared the walls around Palestinian communities to the Berlin Wall and criticized the “heavy militarization of the West Bank”, which she compared to “Namibia’s military occupation by apartheid South Africa”.
“I do not consider Israel a ‘apartheid state,’ as some have suggested,” Varn Narok said in a statement on Tuesday night.
He said the past remarks were in reference to the protection of Palestinian human rights. They have “growing recognition of Hamas and they pose a threat to the Israeli people,” Warne added on Tuesday.
In early November, Reverend released an op-ed titled “I stand with Israel,” in which he criticized the “boycott, scattering and sanctioning” movement, also known as the BDS, and said that the U.S. It should not impose conditions on its military. Assistance to Israel.
Republican Sen. Vernonck is running in the bid to unset Kelly Loffler. It is one of two by-elections in Georgia that will determine which party controls the Senate next year.
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