December 19, 2018

Green Party presidential candidate announces support for BDS

Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein on Monday released a “>acknowledged “there is some level of anti-Semitism” in driving the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Nevertheless, Sanders is associated with some pro-BDS supporters. Just recently, Sanders appointed Dr. Cornel West, a prominent supporter of the BDS movement, to the Democratic Party drafting platform committee in order to push for changes in the party’s policy on Israel.

His brother Larry, who lives in the UK, revealed in a tweet last year that he supports BDS. “That Israel end occupation of West Bank, siege of Gaza, Palestinians in Israel equal rights. Netanyahu obstacle to peace. BDS yes,” Larry Sanders tweeted on April 20, 2015.

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton addressed the matter numerous times on the campaign trail. In a letter sent to Hollywood mogul and major Democratic donor Haim Saban last year, Clinton expressed her “alarm” over the movement’s efforts attempting to “punish Israel and dictate how the Israelis and Palestinians should resolve the core issues of their conflict. “This is not the path to peace,” she wrote. “We need to repudiate forceful efforts to malign and undermine Israel and the Jewish people… We need to make countering BDS a priority.”

Clinton recently “> announced he will soon intorduce federal legislation against BDS, following New York Governor’s Andrew Cuomo’s signing of an executive order to state agencies and insituttions. “We must have a strong voice in denouncing the BDS movement and we must call it for what it is: Anti-Semitism,” Schumer said during a