Nominated by the Green Party of NJ to run for US Senate for the seat currently held by the scandal plagued and hopeless Israel supporter Bob Menendez, candidate Christina Khalil has issued two statements and has been attending protests demanding an immediate cease fire in Newark NJ and elsewhere.
In her most recent statement, issued November 8, 2023, candidate Khalil states:
“I strongly condemn the actions the Israeli government has taken against the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip. This brutal campaign to flatten the entirety of Gaza in response to the October 7th Hamas attack is a flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention and amounts to severe war crimes perpetrated against civilian Palestinians. Prime Minister Netanyahu has ordered horrific military action against innocent civilians, members of the press, doctors and healthcare workers, and religious leaders in Palestine. I once again call for a cease-fire and for the Israeli government and IDF to allow Palestinian civilians out of Gaza, to allow humanitarian aid in, and to restore internet access, water, and power in the Gaza strip. I call for the immediate resignation of PM Netanyahu and the IDF Chief of Staff among other IDF and government leadership, on the grounds of having committed countless war crimes against the over 10,000 innocent civilians killed in Gaza.
I also condemn US military and financial support for Israel and the IDF. I support the Israeli families who lost someone in the October 7th attack, and express my deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy perpetrated by Hamas. I strongly refutethe narrative that this genocide being perpetuated by Israel is a necessary retaliation for the Hamas attack against Israel. Finally, I call for the US to provide asylum to any Palestinians able to escape from Gaza, and to any Israeli citizen unwilling to enter the IDF and participate in the slaughter of innocent men, women, and children in Palestine.”
In a previous statement, on October 21, 2023, candidate Khalil states:
“Since the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel, the United States has seen the international community rally behind the Israeli government and the IDF. Christina does not condone violence against innocent civilians, and the actions of Hamas are horrific and reprehensible.
The attack against Israel did not happen in a vacuum. Gaza has faced decades of occupation, during which the human rights of its residents have been severely infringed upon, and have endured constant bombing and violent conflict. It is, however, not just to hold the entirety of the Palestinian population in Gaza responsible for the actions of Hamas against the Israeli victims of the attack. Israel’s response, the bombing of hospitals, religious sites, and residential areas, is a horrific string of war crimes that violate the Geneva convention, and the morality which the Israeli government claims to uphold. I firmly condemn the senseless violence committed against innocent Palestinian civilians, a majority of which are children and young people. I call for an immediate cease-fire, for the restoration of Palestine’s water and electricity, and for the opening of the border so that civilians may evacuate and humanitarian efforts may enter. I condemn the statement made against Israeli antiwar protesters in which Kobi Shabtai has threatened to “put them on a bus” to Gaza; this is an egregious violation on the part of the Israeli Police Commissioner.
I support the creation of a single, secular state in which Palestinians are afforded reparations, and they are allowed to move freely through the land now known as Israel. My support of a free Palestine and the condemnation of the Israeli government does not in any way mean that I do not support the Jewish people or empathize with the Israeli population affected by the terrible October 7th attack. I stand with the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities affected.
About Robert Menendez who is one of the top recipients of campaign support from Israel supporting PACs and who with his wife is now facing multiple indictments. Christina Khalil states:
“We shouldn’t continue to vote for the people who have pledged their allegiance and career to one the most inhumane events in human history.”
US Senate candidate Christina Khalil can be contacted through her campaign website.
Candidate Khalil has released this brief clip highlighting how 3 of her opponents are recipients of AIPAC funds – as the clip states, “the big difference between me and you is I ain’t nothing like you!” (Requires Facebook to play.)