Israel Lobby Smears Black Lawmaker for Meeting Palestinians

25 Aug
10:55 PM

08/24/16 Rhania Khalek (Photo:Ā Florida Senator Dwight Bullard has faced onslaught from pro-Israel groups for joining this Dream Defenders delegation to Palestine in May — via Instagram.)

Dwight Bullard, a progressive African American state senator representing Floridaā€™s 39th district, is under attack from Israel lobby groups for visiting the Israeli-occupied West Bank in May on a delegation hosted by theĀ Dream Defenders, a group that supports the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Unbowed, Bullard has told The Electronic Intifada that he witnessed ā€œsegregation and injusticeā€ in Palestine.

Leading the attack against Bullard is the pro-Israel group Miami United Against BDS.

In a press release last week, it accused Bullard of meeting with ā€œterrorists.ā€

ā€œBullard took a trip in May to territories under Palestinian control where he met with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), an organization listed by the State Department since 1997 as a foreign terrorist organization,ā€ the group stated.

The US and Israel consider virtually all Palestinian political factions and resistance organizations to be ā€œterroristā€ groups.

Continue reading at the Electronic Intifada.

Also of interest — 05/1/15Ā IMEMC Report: The Plight of Africaā€™s Exiles in Israel 08/08/16Ā Black Lives Matter Endorses BDS: ā€œIsrael is an apartheid state.ā€

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