Green Party’s Hard-Left Jill Stein: ‘The Jews Have Poland’

Roughly half of Jews murdered in Holocaust died in Poland
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At Columbia University, responding to a religious Jew who noted that Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people, Jill Stein, the hard-left presidential candidate for the Green Party, snapped, “The Jews have Poland.”

Roughly half of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust died in Poland. Additionally, although Ashkenazic Jews were located in Europe, Sephardic Jews have lived in many lands outside of Europe, from the Middle East to Africa.

Stein, who has supported the BDS movement targeting Israel, called for ending all aid to the Jewish state, and spoke at the March4Gaza rally in mid-January, declared, “I’m Jewish and I’m here. It’s a Jewish value, opposing genocide. Opposing genocide is a Jewish value. Opposing genocide is a core value.”

The Jewish man near her stated that Israel was the homeland of the Jewish people.

“The Jewish people have Poland,” Stein replied, before launching into a rant in which she accused “Israeli offense forces … Israel occupation forces” who were there “to further instigate violence here against civilians, against students who are simply standing up for our constitutional rights to have this debate, to have this discussion …”

Stein then appropriated a phrase that has traditionally applied to Jews to paint Palestinians as victims, saying, “It’s really critical that we stand up because Gazans are the canary in the mine shaft here and what happens in Gaza can happen and will happen anywhere.”


The U.S. State Department has acknowledged, “Jews have often been called the ‘canary in the coal mine.’ Anti-Semitic attacks have often been a sign of a deeper sickness in society; they can warn of coming attacks in other populations.”

In 2019, British Labor MP John Mann, who was appointed as the British government’s adviser on anti-Semitism, stated, “When it comes to fighting anti-Semitism, it’s not enough for us to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Jewish community, when the anti-Semites are throwing the stones of hatred, of bitterness, of bile. We have to stand in front of [Jews] in this fight. This must not be only the responsibility of the Jewish community.”

“I represent a community that was comprised of coal miners,” he continued. “Coal miners who, when this country needed it, spent their lives underground digging coal. And what the coal miners in the collieries in my area did to warn against the impending doom was to take a small bird in a cage down the pit with them. A yellow canary. The Jewish community is the canary in the coal mine for humanity and for the safety and future of my grandchildren. That’s why we have, whether we like it or not, no choice.”

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