"Bernie Sanders is a liar. He lied publicly about the casualties in the last Gaza war...He is using the undercurrent of anti-Semitism, even as a Jew, under the guise of his dislike of Israeli activities, to cover up what people are feeling. Jews and others who believe in freedom and freedom of religion should be very, very concerned...He is the kind of guy who would be perfectly willing to stand there with Barack Obama as Barack Obama did in Egypt and tell everybody that we have to apologize for America. No, we don't have to apologize for anything..."

---Democrat strategist Hank Sheinkopf on Sanders views on Israel

New York based veteran Democratic strategist, Hank Sheinkopf, called into Kilmeade & Friends to discuss last night's Democrat debate between Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton. Sheinkopf felt Hillary was the winner of the debate and was able to score points with the New York crowd because many New Yorkers feel strongly about increased gun control. On Sanders standing by his comments on Israeli airstrikes in Gaza back in 2014, Sheinkopf flat out called Sanders a liar and added when it comes to Israel, Sanders is using the undercurrent of anti-Semitism to score points with the anti-Israel crowd.

Listen here:

(KILMEADE) Why is Bernie Sanders getting cheers on his anti-Israel stance?

(SHEINKOPF) Bernie Sanders is a liar. He lied publicly about the casualties in the last Gaza war. He somehow believes that the Arabs in Israel living in the Palestinian authority want peace, they don't and he somehow believes all these fantasies. His words and his attack on Netanyahu last night are not true. You don't always have to say Netanyahu is right but the truth is, this administration, in the Obama years, no one has said Netanyahu is right very often. So he is using the undercurrent of anti-Semitism, even as a Jew, under the guise of his dislike of Israeli activities, to cover up what people are feeling. Jews and others who believe in freedom and freedom of religion should be very, very concerned and on realistic foreign policy, should be very, very concerned by the cheers they heard last night. I am very worried about it.

(KILMEADE) I am really worried too. If you read his (New York) Daily News interview, he doesn't even know why he thinks what he thinks.

(SHEINKOPF) He is dangerous in that way. It's very simple, it you want to have crisis in the world, don't make problems with the Jews. Every time it has occurred in the history of the world, bad things happen. Bernie Sanders doesn't understand the nature of religion. and that somehow there from this country to its allies. He is the kind of guy who would be perfectly willing to stand there with Barack Obama as Barack Obama did in Egypt and tell everybody that we have to apologize for America. No, we don't have to apologize for anything, the Israelis are defending themselves and Bernie Sanders lied, simple.