A Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE presidential campaign event in New York reached a tense ending Saturday as a man shouted questions about Sanders's religion over boos from the audience. 


"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," the man said.

The Vermont senator responded by shaking his head and saying, "Brother, brother, brother."

The man then asked: "What is your affiliation to your Jewish community? That's all I'm asking."

Sanders responded: "That's not what you're asking." 

Sanders turned the interruption into a chance to talk about his stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying he is a strong supporter of Israel but both sides need to be treated with respect. 

The man continued to shout over loud boos and "Bernie" chants from the crowd, with Sanders and moderator Spike Lee trying to calm the situation down until the event was hastily wrapped up.