In recent months and years, we have seen a rather disturbing and yet seemingly popular idea of anti-Semitism take hold of the American left. Somehow this hate and vengeance filled rhetoric has been allowed to seep into our Congress and push for the extermination of a people merely trying to live in peace.
At first, it was relatively well veiled, with a few anti-Jewish words spoken here or there. But over time, the persistence and courage of those spreading such folly have only grown. Now, we even have surrogates and strong advocates for presidential candidates spewing the lies.
Women’s March co-founder, Linda Sarsour, a well-known supporter of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign has long been labeled as someone who isn’t very fond of Jews or their ancestral homeland of Israel. She has spoken out about the need for Israel’s end several times and has been a strong supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement that would fatally cripple the Israeli economy.
However, what she said at a recent conference puts everything else to shame.
Late last month, she was a featured speaker at the 12th Annual Conference for Palestine in the United States. During her speech, she not only ironically accused Jews of hypocrisy but compared their and their nation’s existence to that of white supremacists. She actually called Israel a “supremacist state.”
She addressed left-leaning Jews, saying, “Ask those who call themselves progressive Zionists to explain to you how can they be against the separation children on the U.S.-Mexican border? How can they b against building a wall between us and Mexico?”
And she continued, “Ask them this: How can you be against white supremacy in the United States of America and the idea of living in a supremacist state based on race and class, but then you support a state like Israel that is built on supremacy, that is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everybody else?”
Naturally, anyone employed the liberal-backed mainstream media didn’t even bat an eye or attempt to make a story about this.
Luckily, there were quite a few who made a stand against her words. Enough that Sarsour felt compelled to make an “apology” post. Although, she wasn’t really sorry for the words so much as “the confusion” they caused within their “context.”
Essentially, she said, I’m not sorry for what I said, but I am sorry you took them that way.
But we aren’t sure she was even apologetic about that because her post did nothing but bash the legitimacy of Israel’s decision in 2018 to legally establish itself as the “Nation State of the Jewish People,” which made Hebrew the official language. In her words, by proclaiming themselves as being for Jews, it declared itself to also be for the “dispossession, displacement, and dehumanization of (Palestinian) people.”
Apparently, liking one means hating the other to Sarsour.
But anyone with even the slightest knowledge of Israeli history knows that it was, in fact, not established on the idea of being better than anyone else. Quite the opposite, really. It was created to give a people a place to live in peace after surviving yet another attempt to wipe out their race in the Holocaust. They simply wanted equality and place of their own.
After the atrocities of WWII and the Holocaust that nearly decimated their populations, these people wanted to get away from it all. To get back to their roots, the place of their ancestors. And so in 1948, their request for refuge in a land of their own was granted by the international community. They were established as a nation.
It just so happens that the land that was given to them for this equality, the land of their ancestors, happened to be right in the middle of Palestine, an area with a prominent population of Arab Islamists, who didn’t much care for Jews.
And ever since then, it has been a fight to keep those lands. Palestinians say the area is rightfully theirs, while Jews claim the same since it was legally given to them. The threats and attacks against the state and her people have been endless, from literal bombs being thrown into their towns and cities, to lawmakers calling for legislation that would ruin their trade routes, ports, and economy.
And Sarsour is just agitating the mess, trying to paint falsities that Muslims are even more oppressed and that it’s all the Jews’ fault.