Tamika Mallory, one of the founders of the Women’s March spoke at the rally and said she isn’t an anti-Semitic but just a couple of days ago if she thought that Israel had the right to exist and she refused to answer.
Margaret Hoover pressed her to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist and she gave a non-answer. This year’s march on Washington had only 10,000 people showed up after 1 million attended last year. Many members stayed away because of the overt anti-Israel bent of the leadership, like Mallory and Linda Sarsour.
Even Debbie Wasserman Schultz got into the act and says she will not continue in the movement until the bigotry stops.
Pressed by host Margaret Hoover on whether she believes Israel has the right to exist, Mallory said, “I have said many times that I feel everyone has a right to exist.”
“I feel everyone has a right to exist. I just don’t feel that anyone has a right to exist at the disposal of another group,” she added.
“In your view, does that include Israelis in Israel?” Hoover followed up.
“I believe that all people have the right to exist and that Palestinians are also suffering with a great crisis, and that there are other Jewish scholars who will sit here and say the same,” an annoyed Mallory replied, before ordering Hoover to “move on” from her question.
Hoover, expressing dissatisfaction with Mallory’s dodging of the question, noted that “scholarly knowledge” isn’t required to understand Israel’s right to exist. “Again, I believe everyone has the right to exist,” the Women’s March co-leader shot back.
In recent days, Democratic National Committee and several high-profile progressive advocacy groups have pulled their support in response to Mallory’s defense of anti-semite and racist Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan in an interview with The View on Monday.
Even the DNC abandoned them. That shows me the terrible trio, AOC, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib weren’t consulted or listened to.