Women's March co-president Tamika Mallory suggested during an interview on Friday that Jews are white supremacists as she attempted to defend herself against well-documented allegations of anti-Semitism.
Mallory, who made the remarks while on PBS's "Firing Line with Margaret Hoover," recently defended calling notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan the "greatest of all time."
During the interview, Mallory refused to state that Israel had the right to exist and even suggested that Jews were white Supremacists.
"The Women's March openly embraced the anti-Semitism it has been repeatedly accused of Saturday, with leaders openly embracing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement from the Women's March podium, and issuing a new manifesto, released to coincide with the Washington, D.C., signature event, excoriating Congress and state legislators for condemning the BDS movement," The Daily Wire reported.
Far-left activist and Women's March leader Linda Sarsour expressed support for BDS during the event as Mallory looked on and applauded.
Partial transcript of the exchange provided via PBS:
HOOVER: Let me ask you about another charge when you’re dealing with a diverse movement and different groups of people, because there have been some claims that the Women’s March has been insufficiently inclusive of Jewish women.
HOOVER: You were quoted in ‘The New York Times.’ Tell me if the quote is right.
‘We learned a lot about how, while white Jews, as white people, uphold white supremacy, all Jews are targeted by it.’
MALLORY: So, first of all, that was an organizational statement.
HOOVER: Okay. So, that’s not your statement. That’s by the —
MALLORY: It was an organizational statement that was written by a number of people — Jewish folks, black women, white women, just every– You know, if I was saying that, out of my mouth, I would’ve said, ‘All white-skinned individuals, including Jewish women, anyone who has white skin in America is able to benefit from white privilege, and white privilege is, in fact, a part of white supremacy.’
HOOVER: When you talk about Jews upholding white supremacy, I mean, there are white supremacists in this country who target Jews.
HOOVER: I mean, we just had a Tree of Life Synagogue shooting where a white supremacist went into a synagogue and killed 11 Jews…
HOOVER: …citing the Jewish community’s interest in supporting refugees.
HOOVER: So when you accuse Jews of upholding white supremacy, it feels and seems inappropriate in the context of this mass white-supremacist slaughter in a synagogue.
MALLORY: Well, if you want to put it in the context of that particular issue or that incident, which is a horrific incident in American history, then that’s fine. But if you want to talk about the overall context of how we exist in America, then I think it makes perfect sense.
HOOVER: Let’s do both.
MALLORY: I mean, it doesn’t change. The bottom line is that, people who have white skin, including white Jews, benefit from white privilege. I mean, even Jewish people say that.