Stanley L Cohen – Harder times for Palestine if Clinton wins US election

Have the Palestinians ever faced a worse American electoral season? A sociopathic, New York “strong-man” narcissist versus a neo-liberal Zionist: whoever succeeds – and anything can happen this time – we know it won’t be good for Palestine. Both candidates gave almost identical speeches to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) convention this spring.

The temptation is to think Republican Donald Trump – with his love for authoritarian “winners” like Israel, and his vow to “bomb to hell” out of every problem – makes a better friend to Israeli aggression. Yet the record reminds us, with Hillary Clinton’s long history of defending Zionism, the Palestinians are between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

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