Bernie Sanders has declined to speak at the AIPAC conference next week. There isn’t a whole lot to get excited about here & one hopes Palestinian supporters have a circumspect response to the news. He didn’t say, ‘I decline because of AIPAC’s bludgeoning role in promoting Israeli apartheid & colonialism & its stone-cold reactionary politics toward immigrants & Muslims.’ He said, “I would very much have enjoyed speaking at the AIPAC conference….Unfortunately, I am going to be traveling throughout the West & the campaign schedule that we have prevents me from attending.”

He added that he would send remarks to the AIPAC conference which he would like given to attendees because candidates are not allowed to address the conference remotely.

If would not just be compromising but dishonest if Sanders supporters report his declination as anything other than a schedule conflict.