On Friday, Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory – she of the Louis Farrakhan fandom – explained that she believes Israel ought not exist.
She telecommuted in to explain to an event titled “Palestine Is Everywhere” at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Justice Delegation:
My soul would not rest, standing by and doing nothing about it, to know that the US government – my taxpayer’s money, $10 million a day – is going to a government, a military, that takes the lives of people who were there first. There are a lot of people who will say, “Do you believe that Israel has the right to exist?” I believe we all have a right to exist, I want to see all of us live in a free society, where we are all able to raise our families and to be fruitful and have occupations. This is not about stopping one side. This is about ensuring that the native people are able to enjoy their land. They shouldn’t ask anybody for their land! This is their land! When you go to someone’s home and you need a place to stay, you ask “Can I come into your home and can I stay here, and can we peacefully coexist?” You don’t walk into someone else’s home, needing a place. It’s clear you needed a place to go – cool, we got that! I hear that! But you don’t show up to somebody’s home, needing a place to stay, and decide that you’re going to throw them out and hurt the people who are on that land. And to kill, steal, and do whatever it is you’re gonna do to take that land! That to me is unfair. It’s a human rights crime.
In other words, “Sure, Israel should exist, but it really shouldn’t exist.”
Linda Sarsour, another Women’s March leader, then said that Israel was an “apartheid” state and compared Israel to North Korea.
This is historically ignorant stuff. Jewish presence in the land of Israel has been unbroken for thousands of years. The only independent states in the history of the region have all been Jewish. Israel openly invited Arabs living in Israel to stay during the 1947-1948 war for independence, even as Arab regimes informed Arabs living in the area to flee their oncoming armies.
This isn’t shocking stuff coming from Mallory, a devotee of anti-Semite Farrakhan’s. But it’s once again demonstrative of the fact that for intersectional Leftists, Muslim identity outranks Jewish identity – and that anti-Semitism is just fine so long as you hold the correct intersectional credentials.