Posted on: February 10, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Letters from both the House and Senate going after Ben & Jerry’s and their parent company Unilever for acknowledging and acting on the fact that Israeli settlements are illegal should surprise no one. But it’s important that we remind ourselves and others that Israel’s long history of expropriating Palestinian land enjoys strong bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, even if most Democratic voters disagree.

More than that, as I explain in my latest piece for the The New Arab, the letter demonstrate the scope of support for Israeli expansionism from the far right to some who claim to be progressive. This reinforces the point that you cannot actually be progressive “Except for Palestine.”