Since Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Green Party candidate Jill Stein has been getting a lot of attention from Bernie’s former supporters, including anti-Israel Cornel West. Her campaign illustrates just how completely off the deep end the far-left has gone when it comes to Israel.
Stein’s website states
The Stein campaign supports actions of nonviolent resistance to the policies of the occupation and of the Israeli apartheid regime, including those of the global boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign….
Today, in a move that shows that she truly is unable to distinguish fact from fantasy, she retweeted a tweet from infamous antisemite Steven Salaita, in which he claimed that “Hillary Clinton vigorously supports Israeli ethnic cleansing.”
She’s also tried to Jew-wash her antisemitic positions in the past.
It is no accident that the two Jewish candidates for President recognize the path to peace must include better treatment for Palestinians.
— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) April 20, 2016
And blamed Israel for the attacks against it.
Israel does not have a right to the occupation that creates the terrorist attacks against Israel. #DemDebate
— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) April 15, 2016
As I’ve written before, blaming Israel for the attacks against it ignores the fact that Israel’s military presence in the West Bank is itself a defensive measure and a result of Arab violence against Israel. If Dr. Stein is willing to make such sweeping pronouncements while being so ignorant about the history of the conflict, one wonders whether she has any idea what she is talking about on other issues.