Tuesday, April 20, 2021

JStreet 2021 Convention Turns into a Hate Fest Against Israel


Not one speaker at the virtual "hate-fest" was able to say one good word about the State of Israel....not one...

Below are excerpts of two anti-Israel thugs ...

Senator Sanders at J Street conference: American people do not want to see US aid being used to support policies that violate human rights.

"I strongly believe that we must also be willing to bring real pressure to bear, including restricting US aid, in response to moves by either side that undermine the chances for peace," Sanders said, according to Haaretz.

"The truth is that the United States gives an enormous amount of military aid to Israel. It also provides some humanitarian and economic aid to the Palestinians. It is totally appropriate for the United States to say what that aid may and may not be used for," he added.

"In terms of aid to Israel, in my view, the American people do not want to see that money being used to support policies that violate human rights and that treat the Palestinian people as second class human beings," asserted Sanders.

"When we talk about restricting aid, it’s important to note that this isn’t about singling out any one country. It’s about acting in an even-handed way in the region, and making sure that American aid works to advance American values, not undermine them," he added.

Sanders had criticism for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who, he claimed, fails to advance a better reality for Palestinian Arabs.

Pocohantos Warren  expressed support for the two-state solution, which she described as being on "life support".

She asserted that the solution "is also the best outcome for US interests, the best outcome for Israel's long term security and economic future, and the best outcome for ensuring that Palestinians have the rights, freedom, and self determination to build a secure future for themselves."

Warren criticized the Trump administration’s “disastrous” policies which, she claimed, further delayed the realization of the two-state solution.

Warren criticized Israel’s construction in Judea and Samaria as a critical threat to peace and added that "the Netanyahu government may have put aside formal annexation for now, but the continued growth of these settlements and the destruction of Palestinian homes amounts to de facto annexation."

She also advocated for reducing the military aid the US provides to Israel.

"If we're serious about arresting settlement expansion and helping move he parties toward a two-state solution, then it would be irresponsible not to consider all of the tools we have at our disposal. One of those is restricting military aid from being used in the occupied territories," said Warren, according to Haaretz.

"By continuing to provide military aid without restriction, we provide no incentive for Israel to adjust course," Warren added. "In addition to destroying Palestinian lives and livelihoods, the continued de facto annexation of the West Bank is one of the greatest long term impediments to the two-state solution," she stated.



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