Opposition News: Only 3 of 16 American Opposition Parties Support Israel

Based on party announcements, press releases and official platforms, Opposition News has compiled a list showing where each of America’s 16 opposition political parties stands on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Libertarian Party – neutral (non-intervention)

‘American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements. We would end the current US government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid. We recognize the right of all people to resist tyranny and defend themselves and their rights. We condemn the use of force, and especially the use of terrorism, against the innocent, regardless of whether such acts are committed by governments or by political or revolutionary groups.’

Green Party – Palestine

‘The Green Party of the United States is calling for an immediate ceasefire in the current exchange of missiles between Israeli and Palestinian forces, negotiation for a just and peaceful resolution to the conflict, an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian Territories and human rights violations, repeal of apartheid policies in Israel, and establishment of one democratic state for all in Israel-Palestine.’

Constitution Party – Israel

‘The Constitution Party platform does not address Israel specifically. It does not support policies which would get the United States involved in the internal affairs of other nations, including Israel. That being said, we would not interfere in the efforts of private individuals and organizations to provide aid and support to Israel, without using taxpayer funds…The majority of members of the Constitution Party do recognize Israel as the homeland of God’s Chosen People, but the Constitution itself does not authorize the civil government to provide aid or support to any nation other than the United States.’

Peace & Freedom Party – Palestine

‘The Peace and Freedom Party condemns the recent attacks on the people of the Gaza Strip, the most aggressive since the massacres of 2008. We join the many voices calling for an end to sending arms to Israel. The United States is responsible for these and other violations of US and international law performed with regularity by the Israeli military. As long as the United States enables the Israeli government by providing support such as money, weapons, and diplomatic cover, the violence will continue. As Americans we must once more say “Not in our name.”’

Justice Party – Palestine

‘The Justice Party of America vehemently opposes the recent bombing and ground invasion of Gaza by the Israeli military. We support an immediate withdrawal of Israel’s ground forces from Gaza and a ceasefire by both Hamas and Israel, and we call on both governments to seek diplomatic solutions to the ongoing conflict whose primary victims have been – and will undoubtedly continue to be – unarmed citizens, mostly Palestinians. Additionally, we call on the Israeli government, along with the international community, to put in place measures that will guarantee the immediate and permanent dignity, equality and basic human rights of all Palestinians; whose right to uninhibited movement, worship, and commerce has been systematically diminished, resulting in a predictable retaliation by Hamas which, in turn, has precipitated Israel’s brutal military responses.’

America’s Party – Israel

No specific statements/announcement.

American Freedom Party – Palestine

‘This hypocrisy over race is not something new – last year it was revealed that Israel had started using DNA tests on potential immigrants to make sure that they were racially of Jewish descent before letting them enter the Jewish state. If any other nation on earth barred Jews based on DNA tests, these same Jews would be calling for war against that nation, crying “Nazism.” The Jewish Supremacists can however carry out such a policy without fear of censure – an indication of their control over the governments and media of the West.’

Reform Party – neutral (non-intervention)

‘Respect for the sovereignty of all nations means that the United States will not forcefully impose our will on other nations through economic, diplomatic, or military means except as a last resort when that nation poses a clear threat to our prosperity. Supporting our allies means, when ASKED, helping them to build and maintain the same freedoms and prosperity which we enjoy. A fiscally responsible foreign policy means accepting that not every good we wish to do is a good we can afford to do.’

Party for Socialism & Liberation – Palestine

‘The criminal US-backed Israeli assault on Gaza has caused outrage all around the world. For progressive people, the level of popular support Israel enjoys in the United States can be maddening…Support for Israel is in one way or another built into most of the institutions we interact with. The only way to counter that is through organizations of our own.’

Independent American Party – Israel

‘We believe that it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor. Furthermore, we affirm that America is fundamentally a Christian Nation with a strong Judeo-Christian heritage, tolerant of all peaceable religions; and that only by faith in and obedience to God shall we be preserved as a nation.’

Objectivist Party – no position

Socialist Party – Palestine

‘The Socialist Party USA has long condemned the Israeli occupation of Palestine, as well as the key role of the United States in financing the oppression of the Palestinian people. Our Platform specifically calls for an end to the occupation of Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights, along with an end to all United States aid to the Israeli government, as preconditions for peace. With the Israeli regime pushing for the complete annexation of Palestine, coupled with US-financed missiles raining down on Gaza, this point in our Statement of Principles continues to be completely accurate.’

Socialist Workers Party – Palestine

No official statement

Socialist Equality Party – Palestine

‘The Palestinian territory of Gaza is the scene of war crimes committed by the state of Israel that defy words…The invasion of Gaza testifies to the depraved and bankrupt character of the Zionist regime in Israel. The government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu represents an isolated and demoralized ruling class that has lost its head and has no answer to the crisis it confronts except disorientated and homicidal outbursts of violence. This mass slaughter against a defenseless Palestinian population serves only to deepen the revulsion and hostility toward Zionism throughout the Middle East, around the world and among Jewish workers in Israel itself.’

Veterans Party – no position

American Independent Party – no position

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18 thoughts on “Opposition News: Only 3 of 16 American Opposition Parties Support Israel

  1. paulie

    Libertarian Party – neutral (non-intervention)

    ‘American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements. We would end the current US government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid. We recognize the right of all people to resist tyranny and defend themselves and their rights. We condemn the use of force, and especially the use of terrorism, against the innocent, regardless of whether such acts are committed by governments or by political or revolutionary groups.’

    I’m biased, but this makes by far the most sense to me.

  2. paulie

    American Freedom Party – Palestine

    ‘This hypocrisy over race is not something new – last year it was revealed that Israel had started using DNA tests on potential immigrants to make sure that they were racially of Jewish descent before letting them enter the Jewish state. If any other nation on earth barred Jews based on DNA tests, these same Jews would be calling for war against that nation, crying “Nazism.” The Jewish Supremacists can however carry out such a policy without fear of censure – an indication of their control over the governments and media of the West.’

    The hypocrisy cuts the other way as well.

    AFP Chair William Daniel Johnson has been pushing the idea of deporting all “non-whites” (including “anyone with even a trace of negro blood”) from the US since at least the mid-1980s, including at the 1986 Aryan Nation congress. He even wrote a book about it and authored a proposed constitutional amendment. Their founding chair, Tyler Cole, moved from California to Oregon as part of the Northwest Front, a movement started by neo-nazi Harold Covington, former chair of the National Socialist White People’s Party and founder and leader of the terrorist group Combat 18 (18=AH=Adolf Hitler) to start a new separatist “whites” only nation in the US Pacific Northwest (kind of like the neo-nazis’ own Free State Project, but not so free).

    At least the Jews have thousands of years of being exiled, mass murdered, dispossessed, raped, tortured, mutilated, robbed, beaten, herded into ghettoes, deprived of ways of making a living, and discriminated against in ways too numerous to mention to use as an excuse (if not a justification), if this is actually true. What’s the AFP’s excuse?

    Since the AFP doesn’t like Israel, and doesn’t like Jews in predominantly non Jewish nations, what does it want to do with the Jews? They may deny it ever happened, but the logical conclusion is inescapable.

  3. paulie

    Reform Party – neutral (non-intervention)

    ‘Respect for the sovereignty of all nations means that the United States will not forcefully impose our will on other nations through economic, diplomatic, or military means except as a last resort when that nation poses a clear threat to our prosperity. Supporting our allies means, when ASKED, helping them to build and maintain the same freedoms and prosperity which we enjoy. A fiscally responsible foreign policy means accepting that not every good we wish to do is a good we can afford to do.’

    Emphasis added. Good statement, but I did not realize the Reform Party was for free trade.

  4. paulie

    Independent American Party – Israel

    ‘We believe that it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor. Furthermore, we affirm that America is fundamentally a Christian Nation with a strong Judeo-Christian heritage, tolerant of all peaceable religions; and that only by faith in and obedience to God shall we be preserved as a nation.’

    I see nothing whatsoever in this statement about Israel vs. Palestine. It seems to be more about mixing religion and state domestically. Am I missing something here?

  5. Antirevolutionary

    I think the Constitution Party should be classified as neutral based on this position. It seems they support any private efforts to aid the Palestinians as well as long as tax money is not used? Also it’s good to reiterate that the entire Far Left alternative sphere is pro-Palestine.

  6. Jed Ziggler Post author

    I’d just like to point out that there are more than 16 opposition parties in America, and that as best I can tell the Objectivist Party is no longer active. But good on Opposition News for compiling a pretty useful list.

  7. paulie

    AR

    ” That being said, we would not interfere in the efforts of private individuals and organizations to provide aid and support to Israel, without using taxpayer funds…The majority of members of the Constitution Party do recognize Israel as the homeland of God’s Chosen People, but the Constitution itself does not authorize the civil government to provide aid or support to any nation other than the United States.’”

    Does not sound neutral to me. I think OpNews classified this one correctly. A neutral statement would have said individuals and organizations should have the right to support either side without using taxpayer funds, and would have omitted the first part of the last sentence.

    The only party’s position that I see OpNews as mischaracterizing here is the the IAP’s.

    As for all the marxoid mini-parties being anti-Israel, what else is new and why is it good to reiterate it? That’s kind of a “dog bites man” story, if even that.

  8. paulie

    I’d just like to point out that there are more than 16 opposition parties in America, and that as best I can tell the Objectivist Party is no longer active. But good on Opposition News for compiling a pretty useful list.

    Agreed on the first and last points. As for the OP, they have never been more than a website and a way for Tom Stevens to run for president in two or three states every four years, so what has changed as far as their activity level?

  9. Jed Ziggler Post author

    Possibly nothing, I’m a bit new to the game. I just know that of the parties that nominated candidates for the 2012 Presidential election, the Objectivist Party & Twelve Visions Party are the only ones I can’t find anything new about, so I was assuming they went kaput.

  10. paulie

    Not as far as I know. This is about how active they were in between the last two presidential elections they were in as far as I know.

  11. rileydad

    Were these positions taken from official party statements or from interviews with official party spokespeople?
    Or were the positions simply extrapolated by the author?

  12. Root's Teeth Are Awesome

    Paulie, I don’t see that the AFP is being hypocritical. The AFP is openly racist. Their complaint seems to be not that Israel is racist, but that Israel gets a pass for racism, while other racists are denounced for it.

    For the AFP to be hypocritical, they would have to be closet racists, which I don’t think they are.

  13. paulie

    I don’t think they openly acknowledge being racist, although everyone knows they are.

    I do believe they are being hypocritical because they strongly side against Israel, and denounce it for racist or even being a nation at all, yet they don’t want Jews in other nations either, but they aren’t open about being a bunch of nazis who want to kill all Jews. If they were really “pan-nationalist” like they claim to be they would support Israel, and their position would have been famed in terms of Israel doing the right thing here and being a good example to all the other naions which should all adopt ethnic purity policies and genetic testing.

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