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Biden, Sanders Praised Amazon Union Leader Who Supported Hamas Attacks on Israel

In yet another example of a prominent far-left activist using anti-Semitic rhetoric and supporting terrorism, a major labor leader for Amazon, who has been praised by top Democratic politicians, has openly voiced his support for the massive Hamas attacks against Israel two weeks ago.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Amazon Labor Union (ALU) President Christian Smalls tweeted the phrase “from the river to the sea,” a common slogan utilized by Palestinians to call for the complete destruction of Israel and the elimination of the Jewish people.

Smalls posted another tweet saying “it’s Viva Palestine all day and all night just like it’s Viva Cuba,” and also retweeted a tweet which included the hashtag #PalestinianLivesMatter; in the latter case, he was promoting a post about an event he will be attending with former leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, Jeremy Corbyn, who was removed as party leader over allegations of anti-Semitism after he met with Hamas terrorists.

By contrast, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy described the attacks on Israel “shocking and painful.”

Smalls has previously received praise from Joe Biden, as well as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). In May 2022, at a White House event with other labor organizers, Biden greeted Smalls with a hug and a handshake.

“I like you, you’re my kind of trouble,” Biden said to Smalls at the time. “Let’s not stop.”

Sanders had invited Smalls to be a witness during a Senate Budget Committee hearing in 2022, testifying on the labor practices of Amazon; Sanders had also donated $10,000 to the union in June of 2022. Furthermore, Sanders and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had appeared at a rally with Smalls in April of 2022, during which Sanders praised Smalls for standing up against “our oligarchy.”

Smalls’ rhetoric reflects a broader pattern of labor union leaders voicing support for Palestinian terrorists, even as the companies they work for support Israel. After the Twitter account for the Starbucks workers’ union, Starbucks Workers United (SWU), wrote a post declaring “Solidarity with Palestine,” the coffee giant threatened legal action against union members who sided with the anti-Israel rhetoric, citing “irreparable harm” that such comments would cause for the company.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: A picture shows the logo of the online retailer Amazon dispalyed on computer screens in London on December 11, 2014. Online retail giant Amazon scored its first ever Golden Globe nominations -- a breakthrough in its bid to catch up with streaming pioneer Netflix. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)