Progressive anti-Semitism and the Women's March
This year's Women's March has come and gone. The hoopla is over for another year, but the "resistance" will continue to resist . . . whatever it is they're resisting.
What they seem to be resisting is the inclusion of Jewish women who believe in themselves and that dreaded component of Judaism known as Zionism. Fortunately, there are Jewish women standing up to the Progressives' Jew hatred, foremost among them, the Zioness movement. While we disagree with their acceptance of the progressive agenda, we do admire them for standing up as proud, unapologetic Zionist Jews. When organizers tried to keep them out of the Chicago Dyke March and the Chicago Slut March, they attended anyway carrying rainbow flags featuring Jewish stars.
And yes, they marched in this year's Women's March, haters be damned.
“We are really kind of sick of being told that we’re not welcome, or that we have to renounce our own self-determination in order to fight for the civil rights of others,” Berman continued. “Jews and Zionists have always been at the forefront of social justice activism.”
Berman, a New York-based attorney, said she received “a lot of outreach from people who were active in the … civil rights movement in the 60s and 70s,” who told her they left progressive activism because “there was such an antisemitic undertone, and it’s gotten worse and worse.”
Some critics say this same undertone exists in certain progressive movements today, including among Women’s March leaders Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez. As Petra Marquardt-Bigman documented in The Algemeiner, Mallory helped plan the “Justice or Else” rally hosted in 2015 by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has blamed “Satanic Jews” for the 9/11 attacks and trans-Atlantic slave trade. Both Mallory and Perez have posted images on social media praising Farrakhan, whose rally also featured Sarsour, a controversial activist who once claimed that “nothing is creepier than Zionism.”
Even though they are marching for a progressive cause, standing up for Jews and Zionism is a step in the right direction. Standing up to people like Sarsour and Farrakhan is the first step toward defeating them.
Another step in the right direction is a Palestinian woman's group pulling out of the Los Angeles Women's March due to Scarlett Johansson being a featured speaker. Johansson is Jewish and former spokesperson for SodaStream.
(JTA) — A Palestinian women’s group pulled out of the Women’s March Los Angeles over the inclusion of Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson as a featured speaker.
Several other pro-Palestinian groups also boycotted the march held on Saturday, one of dozens that took place across the United States to fight for women’s rights and progressive causes.
Other pro-Palestinian groups that boycotted the march included: Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Jewish Voice for Peace, Code Pink, BDS-LA, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return and other organizations . . .
We say, "Good riddance. Go wallow in your hatred." With more brave Jews stepping up instead of hiding who they are or bowing out to avoid controversy, we see that the Israel/Jew-haters are taking their pathology and going home.