Thursday, September 1, 2011

An Invitation Rep. Jackson Should Have Declined

Jesse Jackson Jr. was one of 81 Congresspeople who just returned from the lobby-sponsored junket in Israel. I wonder if he caught yesterday's issue of the Chicago Tribune....

Jackson also approvingly quoted Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has called for the forcible transfer of Israel's Palestinian citizens and whose stances have regularly been criticized internationally for their thinly veiled bigotry. The day that a prominent African-American and the son of a civil rights icon embraces a man like Lieberman for the sole purpose of greasing wheels in Washington is a sad one for anyone who cares about equality and justice.

Full Op-Ed by Rashid Khalidi