In a most shameful demonstration yesterday, both houses of Congress, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion, celebrated racism and apartheid with no conscience whatsoever. Only Bernie Sanders from the Senate and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Cori Bush from the House had the basic decency and political courage to boycott the speech by Israeli President Isaac Herzog.
Herzog’s speech was poorly written, but you’d hardly know it from the fawning ovations it received. But that speech, and its reception, as well as the events surrounding it, put the lie to any idea that most Democrats in Washington were concerned at all about the lives of Palestinians, much less issues of ethnic cleansing, human rights, and apartheid. This piece at Mondoweiss goes into the ugly details.