Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Where Does The Green Party Stand On Israel?

Exactly where you'd expect it to stand--or rather, squat; or, rather, sit. Here's Green leader Elizabeth May outlining her party's stance to the Canadian Jewish News:
Where does the Green party stand on Israel? 
We stand very firmly in support of the right of the State of Israel to exist and defend itself. We do think that there is a question of proportionality, so we have been critical from time to time of the decisions that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has made, but we are very mindful of campaigns that can verge into anti-Semitism.  
We are very concerned about Palestinian rights and Palestinian justice, but we are also very concerned about any rise in anti-Semitism either in the region or in Canada.
I think that’s the responsible position to take, and I think we are where most Canadians are.
In the annals of wishy-washy, mealy-mouthed political pronouncements, May's mewlings rank right up there. And, reading between the lines (which doesn't exactly require exceptional cryptography skills), you know she'd throw Israel under the bus first chance she gets.

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