March 05, 2010

Debate Fact Check #6: Palestine

THE TRUTH ABOUT…Tom’s views on Palestine.

CLAIM:
Tom does not believe Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine.

FACT:
Tom has voted multiple times in support of Palestine, and he has stated his support for a Palestinian state with a capital in Jerusalem on multiple occasions.

Campbell Was One Of Just 24 House Members To Vote Against Congressional Opposition To A “Unilateral Declaration Of A Palestinian State.” “In 1999, Campbell was one of just 24 House members to vote against a resolution expressing Congressional opposition to the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state.” (Daniel Halper, “Tom Campbell’s Israel Problem,” The Weekly Standard, 2/9/10)

In 1990 Campbell Was Just One Of 34 House Members To Vote Against A Resolution Expressing Support For Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital. “In 1990, Campbell was one of just 34 House members to vote against a resolution expressing support for Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The resolution passed the House 378-34.” (Daniel Halper, “Tom Campbell’s Israel Problem,” The Weekly Standard, 2/9/10)

Campbell: Palestinians Are Entitled To A Homeland And Jerusalem Can Be The Capital Of More Than One Nation. “Campbell’s remarks came in response to questions after a campaign speech to the Rotary Club here. It was not the first time he has addressed the subject of the Middle East in his uphill battle to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. He has told numerous crowds–including Jewish groups–that he believes Palestinians are entitled to a homeland and that Jerusalem can be the capital of more than one nation.” (Greg Krikorian, “California And The West,” Los Angeles Times, 10/11/00)

Campbell: “If There Is A State Of Israel, There Should Be A State Of Palestine.” “Campbell said he is for women’s rights, campaign reform, eliminating the use of secret evidence and sanctions on Iraq. ‘I believe in fairness and if there is a state of Israel, there should be a state of Palestine,’ he said.” “Foreign aid should go to needy states and not where powerful influences want it to go. I would like to have the United States known as a just country, not just a powerful one.” (Pat and Samir Twair, “Middle East Expert David Andrus Predicts Iraqi Sanctions ‘Here To Stay,’” Washington Report On Middle East Affairs, October/November 2000)

Tom Campbell Believes Jerusalem Can Be The Capital Of Israel And Palestine. When asked his opinion on the status of Jerusalem, Campbell opined that both Israel and Palestine should claim Jerusalem as their capital. ‘Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, but it’s wrong to say it can’t also be the capital of Palestine.’” (Pat and Samir Twair, “Middle East Expert David Andrus Predicts Iraqi Sanctions ‘Here To Stay,’” Washington Report On Middle East Affairs, October/November 2000)

Campbell: Palestinians Should Have A Nation. “’The people of Palestine should have a nation and they should be able to trade with Jordan and I voiced this opinion on the House floor,’ he said. ‘Conditions in Gaza are dehumanizing, particularly the cattle runs Gazans must walk through to exit or enter Gaza.’” (Pat and Samir Twair, “Middle East Expert David Andrus Predicts Iraqi Sanctions ‘Here To Stay,’” Washington Report On Middle East Affairs, October/November 2000)

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