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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Bernie Sanders: "I am 100% Pro-Israel"
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Unpacking his support for Israel exposes dirty linen he'd prefer to hide. In the same address, saying "Israel is run by a racist government" isn't good enough.
Being "100%" for Israel means supporting 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 its human and civil rights abuses (what Edward Said called "refined viciousness"), its militarized occupation harshness, its oppressing Palestinians for praying to the wrong God, its roadblocks, checkpoints, separation walls, electric fences, and other barriers.