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‘As a Jew,’ Green Party candidate Jill Stein accuses Israel of genocide

“Gaza’s future is our future. We must have a ceasefire now,” said the 73-year-old physician and perennial candidate.

Jill Stein, a Green Party candidate for president in 2024. Source: Politico/YouTube.
Jill Stein, a Green Party candidate for president in 2024. Source: Politico/YouTube.

The campaign website of Jill Stein—a physician, activist and perennial presidential candidate—has two items in its press release section: the announcement on Nov. 9 that she is seeking the Green Party nomination and a Nov. 15 release accusing Israel and the United States of war crimes.

“Israel’s attack on Al Shifa Hospital is a horrifying and brazen war crime before our very eyes,” Stein, 73, stated. “Attacking a hospital with bombs and snipers, shooting doctors and patients, cutting off power and blocking supplies keeping patients alive, including premature babies—these are not acts of war, they are acts of genocide.”

The release does not note that the Hamas terror organization is known to operate from and beneath hospitals and to use human shields.

On Wednesday, Stein posted a video on social media, in which she again accused Israel of genocide. “I grew up dedicated to the proposition that genocide would never happen again. That means never again for anyone. Free Palestine,” she wrote.

In fact, the video begins with Stein saying, “As a Jew, I grew up dedicated to the proposition that genocide would never happen again.”

“Gaza’s future is our future. We must have a ceasefire now,” she added. “A supermajority wants that, but our elected officials, our misleaders, they are paid not to have a beating heart, not to have a breathing soul, not to have a thinking brain, and we say, ‘Shame on you.’”

“We are going to throw those bums out,” she added. The video ends with a chant of “Free Palestine” and “As Gaza goes, we all go.”

The word “Jew” doesn’t seem to appear on the site of the Chicago native, who grew up in Highland Park, Ill., and graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. According to reports in Jewish media, she grew up as a member of a Reform temple in Illinois.

Stein was the Green Party candidate in 2016 and 2012, when she earned 1,457,218 votes (1.07%) and 469,627 votes (0.36%), respectively. She also ran unsuccessfully twice for governor of Massachusetts in 2010 (32,895 votes, 1.4%) and in 2002 (76,530 votes, 3.5%).

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