Sanders on Israel/Palestine

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Sanders on Israel/Palestine

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

In April 2019, Sanders said he's "100% pro-Israel."

It means whatever else he says that differs from this statement should be weighed suspiciously.

Being "100%" for Israel means supporting or turning a blind eye to its wars of aggression, its land theft, ethnic cleansing, targeted killings, mass arrests, torture, gulag imprisonment, Gaza's suffocating blockade, its assault on free expression, assembly and movement, its bulldozed homes, and neighborhood incursions, terrorizing Palestinian families, traumatizing young children.

It means endorsing or ignoring its daily human and civil rights abuses, its militarized occupation harshness, its oppressing Palestinians for praying to the wrong God, its economic strangulation, roadblocks, checkpoints, separation walls, electric fences, and other barriers — treating Jews one way, Palest
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