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Kamala Harris told AIPAC she backs Israel because of civil rights struggle in Selma, 1965

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Many people have analogized Palestinian conditions to the Jim Crow South. Rep. Rashida Tlaib did so. So has Jimmy Carter, who grew up in segregated Georgia. Alabama native Condoleezza Rice also did so. And just last week Angela Davis said in Birmingham that Palestinians were an inspiration to black people in the civil rights struggle.

So it’s a little odd to hear Senator Kamala Harris using the segregated south as a basis for– her love for Israel! That’s what she did, in a private discussion with the Israel lobby group AIPAC last year, saying that the famous civil rights march in 1965 across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, was a guide to her to build a bridge with Israel supporters — “building the coalition, and building the connection between all of us to fight together and that’s on the issue of Israel, it’s on the issue of so many challenges that we face as a world.”

Here’s the context. At a town hall in Bettendorf, Iowa, yesterday, an audience member called on the presidential hopeful to release her private comments last year to AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby group. Senator Harris responded with a bland endorsement of the two-state solution–

I believe that Israel is America’s friend, and that we should support Israel, and I also believe very strongly in a two-state solution and the need for doing everything we can to encourage that the leaders in that region move toward that end.

The audience member kept at it, and Harris later released a transcript to Huffington Post of the meeting with pro-Israel students at the AIPAC conference in Washington, on March 5, 2018.

The remarkable element of the appearance is when Harris connects the civil rights struggle in the South, which her parents had participated in — “I grew up surrounded by a bunch of adults who spent full-time marching and shouting about this thing called justice” — to support for Israel.

AIPAC’s moderator asked Harris where her support for Israel came from, and the senator brought up the famous attempted civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, en route to Montgomery, in March 1965.

It was always part of my life. I grew up ― we, and maybe many of you, I don’t know if anyone is still doing this with the vigor with which we would do it, but we would have our little boxes where we were raising money to plant trees for Israel. (Laughs) And we would go around with our box, and you know, I actually never sold Girl Scout cookies, but I raised money to plant trees in Israel. So it was just, it’s always been, it’s always been there. I’ve been to Israel three times, most recently in November of last year. I promised friends and myself that I would go before the end of my first year as a United States Senator, and it is just something that has always been a part of me. I don’t know when it started, it’s almost like saying when did you first realize you loved your family, or love your country, it just was always there. It was always there. But I will also say something that connects to the earlier point that you made. So this weekend, in fact late last night, I got back from Selma, from Alabama. And I was there with a bipartisan delegation of members of Congress to commemorate, not really celebrate, but commemorate the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which occurred 53 years ago, and was highlighted because it was a notoriously awful day in what was called Bloody Sunday. Which is when a group of people that were black and white and brown and every color under the rainbow, a group of people that were ministers and rabbis, people of all ages, from all areas of the country, 25,000 in number by the third day that they tried to take that walk across that bridge, who marched together hand in hand to fight for everyone’s civil rights, and in particular the right of African Americans to vote, at that time.

Police attack marchers in Selma Alabama March 7, 1965. AP Photo.

And I would encourage us all to remember every aspect of our history as an indication again of who we are, and what we must always recommit ourselves to be. Because the stories of what happened in those days, for those marchers, and again the incredible diaspora [likely transcription error] of who we are as a country, is a story of going to that bridge. Mostly [the] movement was by students, students. That movement was student-led. A young John Lewis, who faced troopers who were on horses and those horses were trampling these young people who were marching for justice. They faced mobs, Klan members, Ku Klux Klan members who were telling them they didn’t belong, and they marched hand in hand. And I actually gave a speech over the weekend while I was there, and I said you know, the thing about the recognition of this bridge crossing is that, the bridge crossing, they were crossing that bridge also while they were building bridges. And that gets back to our collective mission as leaders. We will cross bridges, we will fight, we will go arm in arm to make sure that we will always be a loud voice against bigotry and hatred and anti-Semitism. We will always march together, proudly, against all of those forces that may seem more powerful sometimes. Look at Charlottesville and that awful moment when we had to see people marching with torches and swastikas, but we will always remember. We will be strong in the face of that kind of hatred. It is not new, it will revisit itself, but we will stand together proud and in the process of standing up and fighting for equality and fairness and justice, we will also commit ourselves to building bridges. And that means building the coalition, and building the connection between all of us to fight together and that’s on the issue of Israel, it’s on the issue of so many challenges that we face as a world and the challenges we face as leaders. Building bridges, very important.

Harris also said that it’s important to keep Israel “not even a bipartisan issue but a nonpartisan issue.” She has not succeeded in that goal; it’s coming up in the Democratic presidential primary already. Which is the last thing AIPAC or the Democratic Party leadership wants. Though Harris voted earlier this month against a bill that would penalize supporters of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), thereby bucking AIPAC and the Israel lobby.

Sen. Kamala Harris with Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. 2017, from twitter.

Harris spoke to AIPAC in 2017 and said her contributions to those little blue boxes had helped Israel make the desert bloom.

Years later when I visited Israel for the first time, I saw the fruits of that effort and the Israeli ingenuity that has truly made a desert bloom. I soaked in the sights and sounds and smells of Jerusalem.

The JTA has wondered why Harris grew up hawking those blue boxes. “No mention why Harris was a blue box girl growing up.” Though Harris’s husband Douglas Emhoff is Jewish.

JNF blue boxes.

Thanks to Adam Horowitz.

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  1. JLewisDickerson
    JLewisDickerson
    February 25, 2019, 1:08 pm

    RE: “The JTA has wondered why Harris grew up hawking those blue boxes.”

    MY COMMENT: It sounds like a fairy tale to me.

    • US Citizen
      US Citizen
      February 25, 2019, 1:57 pm

      Ms. Harris is married to a Jew. It may be true.

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso
      February 26, 2019, 10:56 am

      JLewisDickerson, et al

      Kowtowing to the Zionist lobby for personal gain, Kamal Harris trots out the falsehood that it was “…Israeli ingenuity that has truly made a desert bloom.” In fact, it was the indigenous Palestinians who “made a desert bloom” and they had been doing so for many centuries before the advent of Zionism.

      To wit:
      A government survey conducted in 1944 estimated that the total area Jews had under cultivation in all of Palestine was 716,750 dunams (one dunam equals about a quarter of an acre) or only about sixty per cent of their total landholdings (Survey of Palestine, Government of Palestine, Jerusalem, 1946, Vol.1, p.379; cited by Harvard Professor Walid Khalidi, From Haven to Conquest, p. lxix), which as of 1948, amounted to about 5.67 per cent of the entire country (Hadawi, Bitter Harvest, p. 50). When the British Mandate ended on 15 May 1948, the total area of Palestine under cultivation by Arab farmers (excluding that devoted to citrus crops, which was equally owned) was 5,484,700 dunams compared to 425,450 dunums by Jewish farmers. (Khalidi, Before Their Diaspora, p. 125)

      The only part of Palestine that can be described as “desert” is the Negev in which Palestinians were farming 2,109,234 dunums as of 1935, whereas by 1946, the total amount of Jewish owned land in the Negev did not exceed 21,000 dunums. (Khalidi, Before Their Diaspora, p.125). More revealing, however, is the fact that in 1944 the area of the Negev alone under cultivation by Palestinians “was three times the total area cultivated by the entire Jewish community in Palestine after more than sixty years of loudly trumpeted ‘pioneering.'” (Khalidi, From Haven To Conquest, pp. lxviii-lxix).

      In short, it was the Palestinian Arabs who made the desert bloom and they had been doing so for centuries before the arrival of foreign Zionists. The proficiency and high productivity of Palestinians farmers just prior to their violent dispossession and expulsion by Zionists is further revealed by the following facts: In 1939, Palestine exported over 15 million cases of citrus fruits (A Survey of Palestine, for the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, Vol. l, p. 337, cited by Reverend G. Simon Harak, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) August/ September 2000, p. 46); In 1942, Palestine produced nearly 305,000 tons of grains and legumes (A Survey of Palestine, for the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, Vol. l, pp. 320, cited by Reverend G. Simon Harak, WRMEA, August/September 2000, p. 46); In 1943, Palestine produced 280,000 tons of fruit, excluding citrus fruits (Statistical Abstract of Palestine 1944-45, Department of Statistics, Government of Palestine, p. 226, cited by Reverend G. Simon Harak, WRMEA, August/September 2000, p. 46); In 1945, Palestine produced nearly 245,000 tons of vegetables (A Survey of Palestine for the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, Vol. 1, pp. 325-26) and had over 600,000 dunums (150,000 acres) of land planted with olive trees that produced nearly 80,000 tons of olives and accounted for one per cent of the world’s total olive oil production (Statistical Abstract of Palestine, 1944-45, Department of Statistics, Government of Palestine, p. 225, cited by Reverend G. Simon Harak in WRMEA, August/September 2000, p. 46); In 1946, Walter C. Lowdermilk, assistant chief of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service found that “the soils of Palestine were uniformly better” than those of California (Palestine’s Economic Future: A Review of Progress and Prospects, London, UK: Percy Lund Humphries & Co., Ltd., 1946, pp 19-23; Quoted by Reverend G. Simon Harak in the WRMEA, August/September 2000, p. 46)

      “During the 1944-1945 planting season, nearly 210,000 tons of grain were cultivated in Palestine, of which 193,376 tons were Arab crops, compared to 16,579 tons of Jewish crops. Almost 80,000 tons of olives were cultivated that year, over 78,000 tons of which were grown by Arab Palestinians. Of the over 244,800 tons of vegetables produced in Palestine that season, Arab farmers were responsible for more than 189,000 tons; of the 94,700 tons of fruit, Arab orchards produced 73,000 tons. Nearly 143,000 tons of melons were cultivated, over 135,600 tons of which were Arab-produced, while almost all of the more than 1,680 tons of tobacco grown were on Arab farms, as were 20,000 tons of figs and 3,000 tons of almonds. Eighty percent of the 40-50,000 tons of grapes and 4-5 million liters of wine were produced in Arab vineyards. The survey found that in Jericho, Tiberias and in the central coastal plain, ‘about 60 per cent of the area (nearly 8,000 dunums) planted with bananas is Arab owned.’ The overall price of the Palestinian agricultural yield that season was more than £21,800,000. Jewish cultivation was responsible for nearly £4,711,000 compared with Palestinian Arab production of over £17,100,000, accounting for almost 80% of total value.” (Quoted by Wide Asleep in America, “Operation Desert Bloom: The Zionist Myth that Won’t Spoil, Wither, or Die,” 30 June 2011)

      The Zionist claim that “Israel” has dramatically increased the amount of land under cultivation within its borders is another fabrication as is Shimon Peres’ assertion that such land was “redeemed from swamp and wilderness.” In fact, as of 1979, “About 80 percent, and probably more, of the 2,185,000 dunums ‘brought into cultivation’ [by Israel] since 1948…constitute farmland belonging to Palestinian refugees.” (Alan George, Making the Desert Bloom…” p. 99)

      The truth is that during the first three decades of Israel’s existence when it received a net import of capital totalling $31.5 billion (Maariv, 1 July 1977), excluding U.S. taxpayer funded aid, and had the use of modern agricultural equipment, its record of land cultivation was very poor.

      “[T]he area within what became Israel actually being farmed by Arabs in 1947 was greater than the physical area which was under cultivation in Israel almost thirty years later…. The impressive expansion of Israel’s cultivated area since 1948 has been more apparent than real since it involved mainly the ‘reclamation’ of farmland belonging to the refugees; this is probably as true for the Negev desert as for the rest of Israel.” (Alan George, “Making the Desert Bloom…”, p.100)

      • just
        just
        February 26, 2019, 12:17 pm

        Thanks, Misterioso! I do know that when my forebears received their precious and anxiously awaited jewels from Jaffa for the holidays, they were celebrated as coming from Palestine. Like so many, Harris repeats the ahistorical memes that Israel has managed to perpetuate with the dedicated assistance of Israel- firsters, anti- Palestinians, and ignoramuses. As far as I am concerned, it is all part and parcel of Israel’s wish to erase and usurp (steal) all things Palestinian.

  2. ckg
    ckg
    February 25, 2019, 1:25 pm

    Harris was a blue box girl just like she listened to Tupac and Snoop Dog while in college. It’s more likely she just opportunistically understands now that the pro-Israel lobby is, according to Ruth Eglash in today’s WP, “the largest and possibly the most powerful in the world”. It’s going to be increasingly difficult for her to defend the two state solution when Netanyahu openly denigrates it and Kushner calls for a mere Palestinian “entity”.

    • Peter in SF
      Peter in SF
      February 25, 2019, 11:12 pm

      Thanks for the WP link. It has a reference to “organized U.S. Jewry, which has a long-standing policy not to publicly criticize Israel or its policies“, which looks like an anti-Semitic generalization to me.

    • genesto
      genesto
      February 26, 2019, 12:02 pm

      She was a fan of Tupac and Snoop (who has, or at least had, a Palestinian manager and, consequently, became a supporter of Palestinian rights), really? She has run afoul of Black Lives Matter because of her ‘tough cop’ reputation as a prosecutor that supported using inmates as slave labor and 3 strikes, invested in keeping private prisons full and set a record for incarcerating black men.

      Harris is a betrayer of black people and others of color, including the Palestinians. She is a phony progressive, an ambitious chameleon of a politician that will say and do anything and everything necessary to win higher office.

      She is not to be trusted at all.

      • ckg
        ckg
        February 26, 2019, 12:49 pm

        genesto– Harris claimed to listen to Tupac and Snoop while in college, but fact checkers have pointed out that the rappers’ careers began much later, making her claim specious. Her blue box claim may or may not be equally specious but it is certainly opportunistic at an AIPAC speaking engagement.

      • genesto
        genesto
        February 26, 2019, 4:12 pm

        Wow! That’s very interesting about Snoop’s and Tupac’s careers starting after her college career. So, not only is she a political opportunist, she’s also a liar – and a dumb one at that!!

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        February 26, 2019, 7:28 pm

        I don’t see why Harris should have any special loyalty to black people. She should simply pursue justice for all.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        February 26, 2019, 8:58 pm

        “not only is she a political opportunist, she’s also a liar”

        The one implies the other.

        Parliamentary rules forbid MP’s from calling each other “liars” simply to avoid redundancy.

      • genesto
        genesto
        February 27, 2019, 2:26 pm

        I’m not saying she should pursue justice for Black people only. I try very hard to not engage in identity politics. But, if your own people are under-served as far as justice is concerned, you should do what you can to help them rather ignore them or even make their situation worse. That’s all I’m saying.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        February 27, 2019, 8:47 pm

        “if your own people…”

        I would think that her “own people” are all the people of the United States.

  3. Citizen
    Citizen
    February 25, 2019, 1:33 pm

    Notice she says nothing about the way native Palestinians are treated, have been treated by Israel? She says she help pay for imported state pine trees in Israel but says nothing about the massacre of native olive trees there.

  4. gamal
    gamal
    February 25, 2019, 1:42 pm

    “who marched together hand in hand to fight for everyone’s civil rights”

    Meanwhile Aaron Bastani reports

    ” “Is the Palestine flag in a tweet anti-Semitic?” asks Nick Robinson on #politicslive ”

    https://twitter.com/AaronBastani/status/1098293715553185792

  5. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    February 25, 2019, 1:45 pm

    Got to hand it to her.She has a high threshold when it comes to donor nausea or does she actually believe this crap she is spewing. I doubt it.
    “I saw the fruits of that effort and the Israeli ingenuity that has truly made a desert bloom”

    Pure undiluted 19th century colonialism. Steal the “desert” , expel the natives who own the desert and have lived there for countless generations and use your “ingenuity” to make what you consider to be a desert “bloom”.

    So then Kamal you would have no issues whatsoever with someone who claims that his or her “ancestors” lived in your street 2500 years ago and who doesn`t like the style of your house or the state of your garden breezing in kicking you out bulldozing your house and replanting your garden.

    I expect on your next visit to your beloved Israel you will meet up with the Yahoo`s new buddies the Kahanists and get to revel in their ” ingenuity ”

    Yet another bought and bent hypocrite rolls off the US Zio assembly line.

  6. eljay
    eljay
    February 25, 2019, 2:36 pm

    … We will cross bridges, we will fight, we will go arm in arm to make sure that we will always be a loud voice against bigotry and hatred and anti-Semitism. …

    But against the evils of Zionism we may occasionally protest very meekly but we will not raise our voices. When it comes to the terrorism, ethnic cleansing, military occupation, colonialism, oppression, torture, murder and sundry (war) crimes perpetrated by Jewish supremacists and their supporters against the non-Jews of Palestine for the past 70 years and counting, we will simply bow our heads and focus on fellating the Zionist donkey.

  7. just
    just
    February 25, 2019, 3:07 pm

    Well said, Ossinev, Citizen, gamal, ckg, and John. She has not one word for those Palestinians who are oppressed, maimed, and murdered (lynched) on a daily, minute by minute IOF/Zio schedule. Ptooey. She was on a terrible stage in a terrible pulpit and she spread fake news while crying crocodile tears for the oppressors, occupiers, and thieves.

  8. just
    just
    February 25, 2019, 4:18 pm

    O/T:

    A huge loss for peace, sanity, and stability:

    “Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Announces Resignation

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suddenly resigned late Monday night without warning, offering an “apology” to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers stands on the verge of collapse due to the U.S. withdrawal from the accord.

    The 59-year-old veteran diplomat first offered a vague Instagram post with an “apology” for his “inability to continue to his service.” The post included a drawing of Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.

    A Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, told the state-run IRNA news agency minutes later that Zarif had resigned, without offering any reason for his departure. …”

    https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/iranian-foreign-minister-zarif-announces-resignation-in-instagram-post-1.6965180

    Instead we are left with the belligerents~ the US, Israel and the Gulfies. Heaven help those millions in MENA and those of us that seek peace.

  9. dianeshammas
    dianeshammas
    February 25, 2019, 5:45 pm

    Phil, color me stupid, but still don’t see the logical connection between participating in the Selma civil rights march transfers to social justice for Israel, just a coincidence it seems they were passing around donations for planting trees in Israel. I am aware of the American Jewish alliance with African Americans during the civil rights movement as there was also African American groups, like the Black Panthers, and the student group, SNCC solidarity with the Palestinian cause or any anti-imperialist project/movement which was part of these groups’ charter.

  10. just
    just
    February 25, 2019, 9:11 pm

    “The remarkable element of the appearance is when Harris connects the civil rights struggle in the South, which her parents had participated in — “I grew up surrounded by a bunch of adults who spent full-time marching and shouting about this thing called justice” — to support for Israel.”

    Wonder why her wiki entry has no mention of her parents’ participation. Seems to me they were super busy as new immigrants in CA…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris

    Maybe John Lewis can clue us in.

    • Peter in SF
      Peter in SF
      February 25, 2019, 11:25 pm

      First, Kamala doesn’t say anything about going to the South; that’s a misinterpretation that can be made of Phil’s words. Second, if you follow the link from Kamala’s Wikipedia page to the one about her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan, you’ll see the mother described as a “civil rights activist”, and there’s also a link to her obituary in the SF Chronicle, which says “While a student at Berkeley in the ’60s, she became fully engaged in the Civil Rights Movement, leading to a lifelong fight against injustice, racial discrimination and intolerance.” Needless to say, I’m sure Kamala had a hand in writing that obituary.

  11. Kay24
    Kay24
    February 25, 2019, 10:04 pm

    I guess I will not be voting for Kamala Harris. She is yet another American politician who kisses the large zionist behind, to win elections. When it comes to Israel, there is hardly any difference between the R’s and the D’s.

    https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/michael-f-brown/white-house-contender-kamala-harris-stays-silent-israels-crimes

  12. Peter in SF
    Peter in SF
    February 25, 2019, 11:35 pm

    Words like these sound more like those of an ANTI-Israel activist:


    We will be strong in the face of that kind of hatred. It is not new, it will revisit itself, but we will stand together proud and in the process of standing up and fighting for equality and fairness and justice, we will also commit ourselves to building bridges. And that means building the coalition, and building the connection between all of us to fight together and that’s on the issue of Israel, it’s on the issue of so many challenges that we face as a world and the challenges we face as leaders. Building bridges, very important.

    I like to think of what goes through the minds of the AIPAC audience members when they hear this. These words probably comfort her audience because they know that Kamala Harris knows very little about Israel. If these words were coming from someone whom they knew to be actually very knowledgeable about Israel, they would be worried.

  13. Marnie
    Marnie
    February 26, 2019, 12:12 am

    Shame on Kamala Harris. Her thinking is really confusing but that’s always the case when one is a puppet. All she can do and does do is respond reflexively to the tension on her strings to vociferously defend anything the zionist state does. She is covered in the slime of one that’s sold her soul.

  14. Elizabeth Block
    Elizabeth Block
    February 26, 2019, 12:04 pm

    “I also believe very strongly in a two-state solution.” Really? What’s her Plan B? When she can no longer pretend that there’s going to be a Palestinian state, what then?
    I can understand people like Harris’s parents in 1965 linking Israel with the civil rights movement. In those days Israel was thought of as poor little David facing big bad Goliath. (There are also Indigenous Canadians who have been persuaded, by Israeli hasbara, that the Jews are the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine, displaced by today’s Palestinians. We call them Red Zionists.) But that was more than half a century ago. A lot of blood has flowed under the bridge since then, and it would behoove Kamala Harris, and her colleagues, to allow themselves to be educated, and to have the courage to face facts.

  15. eljay
    eljay
    February 26, 2019, 12:23 pm

    || Elizabeth Block: “I also believe very strongly in a two-state solution.” Really? … ||

    Maybe she does, but the problem with 2SS-supporting Zionists is that they continue also to support and defend Israel’s “right” to continue:
    – stealing, occupying and colonizing territory outside of its / Partition borders; and
    – committing (war) crimes.

    It’s not clear (to me at least) if they do this:
    – because they’re so stupid they don’t realize that it undermines a viable 2SS; or
    – simply for cover.

  16. Mustacq Abdullah
    Mustacq Abdullah
    February 26, 2019, 12:55 pm

    Huh? Really? Is that a reason to like Isräel?

    So I can also get away with this and say I like Isräel because the clowns in the Helsinki circus sings better. 🤪

  17. Jejasalo
    Jejasalo
    February 26, 2019, 1:23 pm

    I am convinced that, for people like Kamala Harris, Palestinians don’t rise to the level of people who need human rights. There is a hole in her understanding of anything outside the accepted boundaries of debate. Palestinians live in the realm of dust and detritus that messes up her Norman Rockwell world. “Ignorant” is far too merciful a word to use about her.

    • Kathleen
      Kathleen
      March 1, 2019, 5:26 am

      Status quo on this issue. Telling that she is unable to apply her alleged commitment to human rights and social justice to this critical issue

  18. CHUCKMAN
    CHUCKMAN
    February 26, 2019, 2:43 pm

    There’s an expression to describe Kamala Harris’s words.

    It’s “non sequitur.”

    This is a truly pathetic candidate, right from the start.

    She’s begging for bucks in the most pathetic way.

  19. Spring Renouncer
    Spring Renouncer
    February 26, 2019, 4:36 pm

    Wow, what a revolting comparison! A perversion of truth and morality. She has no ideological relation to the black Civil Rights Movement. Aparteid, corporate liberal.

  20. Spring Renouncer
    Spring Renouncer
    February 26, 2019, 5:51 pm

    When I was little there was this amazing bagel shop near my parents’ NYC apartment. They would often take me and my sibling there to get yummy bagels. Near the shop’s register was a baby blue JNF box, with a map of Israel on it and trees. Whenever it was our time to pay I was captivated by the colourful little box and would urge my mom to put some money into it. She never did, and when I insisted she would tell me to stop bothering her about it.

    Being a curious kid, I once asked why we were supposed to put money in the bright orange UNICEF boxes but not in this blue one? My mom asked me to be quiet until we were outside the shop. On the sidewalk she told me simply: “the reason we don’t put money in that blue box is because it goes toward something bad.” As an adult, I know my mother was right. And that is my first memory of coming in indirect contact with Zionism.

  21. Maghlawatan
    Maghlawatan
    February 27, 2019, 7:17 am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TheBirmingham6/status/1099689441084559361

    Harris is the status quo candidate for plutocracy and wars

    Anyone wanting to change the system is deemed antisemitic

    On Medicare for All, she says that can come in the future, but she wants something that can work now: protect the ACA; universal health care; public option

    And then on Green New Deal, she says this too, is aspirational. But there are things to focus on right away — like get the US back into the climate deal (she says she would do that on Day One as president)

    Harris
    Criminal justice quotes

    https://mobile.twitter.com/tbh4justice/status/1090080159217184768

    She gleefully recounts prosecuting homeless parents, sending murder & gang prosecutors to threaten parents with jail time, and mocks building more schools instead of jails. This is our next president.

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