Most people don’t know much about Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, thanks to a corporate-captured media as a propaganda tool of our corporate-captured government.
Interestingly, Jill Stein is the first Jewish American contender for the U.S. Presidency.
Also, interestingly, Jill Stein insists that the United States is complicit “in the ongoing systematic violation of human rights by the Israeli government.”
Stein maintains that she and the Green Party reflect the views of a growing number of American and Israeli Jews who demand that Israel honor international law and promote peace. She maintains Netanyahu’s “war hungry” policy toward the Palestinians and the Iranians is not shared by the majority of Jewish people.
“Bibi is a threat not only to human rights and to U.S. interests, but also to the security and sanctity of the Jewish people living in Israel-Palestine.”
According to her website, Jill Stein’s Green Party of the United States:
“…urges support for “popular movements for peace and demilitarization in Israel-Palestine, especially those that reach across the lines of conflict to engage both Palestinians and Israelis of good will.” The platform specifically recognizes the rights of self-determination of all peoples in Israel-Palestine, the legal right of return for refugees from the conflict, the suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, the use of boycott and divestment as non-violent means to pressure corporations and the Israeli government to end human rights abuses, and the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, “whose inaugurating action would be mutual acknowledgement by Israelis and Palestinians that they have the same basic rights, including the right to exist in the same, secure place.”
Stein has praised the Israeli political party Meretz in calling for a return to 1967 borders, including a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, and for supporting the 2002 Arab Peace Proposal.
Stein is not afraid to talk tough about travesties being perpetrated by Israel that are politically and materially supported by the US. She sees the US as ENABLING the “worst tendencies of the Israeli government.” She cites these toxic policies: “occupation, apartheid, assassination, illegal settlements, building of nuclear bombs, indefinite detention, collective punishment, and defiance of international law.”
Stein challenges that the US government, instead of aligning with the courageous voices advocating peace, REWARDS an Israel that consistently ABUSES the human rights of Palestinians. [more]
“She maintains Netanyahu’s ‘war hungry’ policy toward the Palestinians and the Iranians is not shared by the majority of Jewish people.”
Preach. It’s time to end using the Jewish struggle as a means to manipulate people’s emotions and sway policy that is not only antithetical to the interests of Jewish people and the basic tenants of Judaism, but commits deplorable human rights abuses in their name.