Stein believes Israel is guilty of war crimes. She wants to stop U.S funding to Israel unless they change their policies and stop boycotting Gaza.
“I don’t think we need to single out Israel, although Israel is certainly a huge problem. And we are sponsoring the war crimes of Israel to the tune of eight million dollars a day. Eight million dollars a day. We are an enabler here. We have sold billions, 100 billion actually, in weapons to the Saudi’s over the last decade. And the Saudi’s are using them for war crimes in which we are basically a participant because we are advisors in the horrific war going on in Yemen right now.”
“What we would say to Israel is like what we would say to Saudi Arabia, which is that in order to receive support from the United States that we need to see compliance with international law and human rights. That means to end the human rights abuses and the boycotting of Gaza and the apartheid policies inside of Israel. We would say this to Israel in the same way we’d say this to other countries in the Middle East. That means that we would not provide, I think it’s like four million dollars now of largely military aid. That’s a lot of money we’re providing and it needs to be contingent on compliance with international law.
And there are boots on the ground that have actually taken a wonderful, principled stand that are building those solutions right now. And we should be rallying behind them to let them continue and they need to be supported by Israel as by Palestinians and all that. They need to be supported as the peacemakers that they are. Thank you.