Women's March Loses Human Rights Award Due to Their Ties With Anti-Semitism

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018 7:00 PM
Women's March Loses Human Rights Award Due to Their Ties With Anti-Semitism

With the anti-Semitic tendencies of the leadership of the Women’s March, particularly the organization’s leader, Linda Sarsour, finally surfacing, the alleged female empowerment group received a staunch rebuke from a prominent Democratic think tank, The Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

The Women’s March was poised to win a Human Rights award from the foundation this evening, but the group’s nomination was pulled; one of the foundation’s umbrella organizations, Critique of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Studies, wrote a letter condemning the Women’s March’s anti-Semitic, anti-Israel rhetoric, as well as their complicity in the radically anti-Semitic language from leaders such as Louis Farrakhan:

“We believe that the Women's March USA does not meet the criteria of this award, as its organizers have repeatedly attracted attention through anti-semitic statements, the trivialization of antisemitism and the exclusion of Zionists and Jews since Women's March USA establishment in 2017. Women's March USA does not constitute an inclusive alliance,” the letter read.

Indeed, the Women’s March is notorious for its anti-semitic rhetoric. In addition to some of their leaders ties to Louis Farrakhan, who recently compared Jews to termites, the group’s highest leadership props up Hamas terrorists and cop killers.

“Since its inception in 2017, Women's March USA has attracted media attention due to the antisemitism of its board members and chair women. Linda Sarsour, a member of the board and former president of Women's March USA, is notorious for her propagation of anti-semitism towards Israel. This transpired not only through her statement from March 2017 claiming that feminists could not be Zionists simultaneously and that Zionists were Nazis, but also through her demonization and delegitimization of Israel, as well as the application of a double standard…” the letter continued.

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The Women’s March is a left-wing interest group which claims to champion the rights of women and minorities, but promotes causes that directly contradict their supposed mission centered around human rights. Between supporting countries that treat women as second-class citizens and promoting anti-Semitic rhetoric, the Women’s March is no friend to women, the Jewish and LGBTQ communities and other minority groups; and, indeed, the group did not merit a Human Rights award.