There are several major critiques of Bernie Sanders coming from the (far) left. In social media, I've already discussed the first two.
The first major critique is that he is soft on gun control.
The second major critique is that he is "imperialist-lite"
The third major critique, which relates to the second, is that he is soft on Israel. There is some evidence that Sanders has gradually shifted increasingly pro-Israel. In 1988 he was very outspoken vocal critic of Israeli policies against Palestinians. In more recent times he seems more careful to balance criticism of Israel with criticism of Hamas, for example. Personally I'm okay with this. If you've read my social media for a long time you know I've been a pretty scathing critic of Israeli policy toward Palestinians and especially Gaza. But on the other hand I do also acknowledge there are some pretty viciously evil ppl on the Palestinian side of the conflict as well. The facts that Sanders is jewish and has lived in a kibbutz in Israel, and yet has also condemned Israeli government actions toward the Palestinians, and also condemned Netanyahu's lobbying of congress, and also supports the Iran peace deal is very interesting. I think Sanders has an interesting nuanced balanced view on Israel, I wish ppl on the left would give him a chance. Sanders has the potential, I think, of being an epic peacemaker in the Middle East.#sanders #israel #palestine #gaza #middleeast #peacehttp://www.alternet.org/1988-bernie-sanders-condemned-israeli-attacks-palestinians-reprehensible