"Now Israel is small, we know, and resilient, and surrounded by adversaries," the former New York City mayor told the audience at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC.
"And if you caught the last couple of presidential debates you know that I can empathize," he joked.
Bloomberg then moved on to criticize Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who declined to appear at AIPAC and described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as "a reactionary racist who is now running" that country.
"Unfortunately," Bloomberg said, "not all of my fellow Democrats in this race have attended an AIPAC conference.
One of them, Senator Sanders, has spent 30 years boycotting this event.
And as you've heard by now, he called AIPAC a racist platform.
Well, let me tell you, he's dead wrong." Both Bloomberg and Sanders are Jewish.
If one of them were to win the Democratic nomination, it would mark the first time a major U.S. political party tapped a Jewish candidate for president.
Mike Bloomberg has poured over $1 billion into 2020 election cycle during his short-lived presidential term and after he dropped out. He spent a huge amount of money a variety of races and ads. He did not get the results he was looking for. Business Insider reports Biden spent $115 million on ads in support of Joe Biden in Florida, Ohio, and Texas. Biden lost all three key states.
Wall Street banks and their employees have been leaning further left in recent years, increasing the proportion of cash allocated to Democrats. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has dramatically outpaced Republican President Donald Trump in raising funds from the banking industry ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Rosanna Philpott explains why.
[NFA] President-elect Biden was formally given the go-ahead by a key federal agency to begin his transition to the White House, shortly after Michigan certified him as the state's winner. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday - but he will be troubled if the U.S. election outcome will lead to a departure from the tough policies against Iran and Palestinians under Donald Trump. David Doyle reports.
A group of Indian-Americans protested outside Pakistan Consulate in New York on 26th Nov, calling for an end to state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan. A mobile banner was also rolled out outside the Consulate and Times Square, demanding justice for victims of Mumbai Terror Attack.
The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.
As votes for US presidential elections are being counter, President Donald Trump and Republican nominee has won states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, South Carolina, Alabama. Whereas, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Vermont, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, California and Illinois. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump in electoral votes. Biden has won 192 EVs against Trump's 114, till last update. Biden has won EVs-heavy California which gives 55 votes. A candidate needs 270 or more electoral votes to win presidency. According to polls, it is going to go down to the wire.
The 2020 campaign is coming to an end tonight. In the East Coast of the country polls are starting to close. Battlegrounds like Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio will see results start to trickle in. Polls are also closed in Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and in most of North Carolina and Florida. CNN projects Trump will win the state of Indiana and its 11 electoral votes. Over 100 million Americans voted before the polls opened on November 3rd, 2020.
After a coronavirus outbreak occurred in a Vermont prison over the summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has restructured its guidelines as to what qualifies as "close contact" with a person infected with COVID-19.
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Austrian police were hunting for other suspects on Tuesday after at least one gunman killed four people in a rampage in the heart of Vienna overnight. One eyewitness says the Jewish community was the target of the attack. Lauren Anthony has more.
A sheaf of papers, scrawled with notes in a vigorous hand, here and there a recognisable phrase: "the Jewish problem", "work, sacrifice" - these are Adolf Hitler's speaking notes, which went under the hammer at a Munich auction house on Friday. Olivia Chan reports.