Council Member Kshama Sawant says yes: Her draft letter to President Obama calls for "an immediate end to all US government military aid for Israel."
"We also condemn the indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas against the civilian population living in Israel," the letter says.
Council Member Tom Rasmussen says no: "I personally abhor the war, and the violence that is occurring in Gaza and in that area in general, but I believe that it is wrong to condemn one party alone," Rasmussen said yesterday during a city council briefing after Sawant presented her letter. "And so you may use your podium as you wish, but I do not share your views in terms of condemning one party alone."
Mayor Ed Murray says no and conflates criticizing possible war crimes with "demonizing" Israel.
"I don't think it benefits anyone to demonize the state of Israel," the mayor said during this morning's press conference without taking further questions and without mentioning Sawant by name. "We as a city should speak with a moral voice... but demonizing folks is not going to help that cause."
Time for an internationally-legally-binding Slog poll: