The German Left’s Palestine Problem Sam Charles Hamad: "Yeah, does anybody want to talk about 'Die Linke's' Syrian problem? Namely, that they uncritically and unashamedly support the Assad regime in all its brutal endeavours against, most ironically, both Syrians and Palestinians? No, 'Jacobin' certainly wouldn't want to talk about it. The reason I bring it up is because it completely renders any support that 'Die Linke' might have for the Palestinians as meaningless, while it also reminds us that this kind of left is part of the same political logic as the right, or, in this case, Die Linke's support for Assad (remember the petition they authored calling on solidarity with the Assad regime in 2012, just as the slaughter was reaching mechanical, methodical levels?) is just as bad as some of the German left's support for Israel. Fuck them both, I say."