Sanders aide catching attention for anti-Netanyahu remarks
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The new Jewish outreach director for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders endorses Oakland teachers strike Dem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 News media has sought to 'delegitimize' Tulsi Gabbard, says liberal journalist MORE is getting attention for a Facebook post written last year that attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Bibi Netanyahu is an arrogant, deceptive, cynical, manipulative asshole,” wrote Simone Zimmerman, a former J Street student activist, in a March 2015 post, obtained by


“F--- you, Bibi … you sanctioned the murder of over 2,000 people this summer.” 

In the post, Zimmerman said Netanyahu had insulted our president and does not speak "for me as a Jew, an American, and as a thinking person." 
Zimmerman later edited the post to remove the expletives.
Zimmerman does not support Israel's occupation of the West Bank and reportedly wants Hillel, a Jewish college organization, to let groups that back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel participate in campus protests, according to the Times of Israel. She is also against Jewish Federation funding for Israeli projects in the West Bank.
Sanders did not speak at the annual AIPAC conference.
After the Vermont senator beat Clinton in New Hampshire, Zimmerman also condemned Clinton's policies.
"The first Jew in history just won a primary, as a proud socialist calling for political revolution, backed 85-15 by millennials...Hil thinks she can win us back with hawkish Israel policies? Wake the f--- up." Zimmerman wrote, according to the Times of Israel.