After her interview on CNN, it’s hard to understand how Palestinian supporters can still enthusiastically endorse Jill Stein. But of course they do so with the same nonchalance they did Bernie Sanders & by accepting the same discounts on Palestinian self-determination.
In the interview, Stein admitted she is a left Zionist who as a Jew feels “a special connection to Israel” & her entire discussion of Israel argues for its legitimacy as a nation-state rather than a colonizing power. How can someone who understands the political character of Israel feel a special connection to it?
More importantly, she said her campaign has been “very careful to avoid the pit fall of targeting Israel.” Targeting Israel for what? Avoiding discussion of what? Israeli colonialism? Apartheid? Ethnic cleansing?
There are political principles involved in supporting Palestinians. Those who endorse a candidate willing to equivocate & put Israel on par with Palestine have lost their political bearings in deference to expedience. The pity is they do so for a candidate who has no chance of winning.
Interview in full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=mJ-9GRjFe9s