Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/11/fight-democratic-platform-racial-justice-palestine
What a pointless article. Who cares what is in some piece of paper that no one will read, and everyone will ignore?
its hard to see why the “platform” is anything more than a feel-good exercise ignored whether Ds win or not.
On the question of Palestine, of course as all people, including Israelis and Jews, they should have tights, but contrary to this article it is not just the Israelis suppressing their human rights. It is also the Palestinian Authority and Hamas that imprisons journalists, suppress gays, ignores free speech rights including suppressing anyone who seeks dialog with Israelis to find ways to actually improve conditions. There is also Egypt which controls a border with Gaza. Singing out only Israel for criticism is wrong both in substance and politically.
Why is there always someone attempting to justify Israeli genocide?