Research Director Grant F. Smith asks Al Green why he selectively condemns Hamas but not Zionist terrorism.
Grant Smith: I wanted to ask whether the ethnic cleansing that took place by Zionist terror groups Stern and Irgun clearing out 750,000 natives is something that this rep would condemn as well and whether he has ever read Ilan Pappe’s, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.” I also wonder if…
C-SPAN Host:…okay Grant. Congressman, do you have a reaction to that?
Al Green: I think he is referring to 1948, 1947-48 when the United Nations written by resolution indicated that there would be these two separate entities in the area. There’s a lot of history there. I appreciate his terse and laconic expression of the history, but I think it takes a lot more than a few simple words to capture what happened at that time. So I will just leave it at that.