Women's March leaders, who have denied allegations of anti-Semitism, moved this week to mend fences by placing three Jewish women on the 32-member steering committee and touting the support of "Jewish women of color" and the endorsements of nine liberal Jewish rabbis. She pointed to their ties to the Nation of Islam (NOI) and its leader, Louis Farrakhan.
Wasserman Schultz listed other alarming comments made by Farrakhan. The Anti-Defamation League describes NOI as having "a consistent record of anti-Semitism" since the 1930s. "He calls us termites". She has repeatedly declined to condemn the NOI leader. "I called him the greatest of all time because of what he's done in black communities", Mallory said Monday when asked about a February social-media post in which she labeled Farrakhan the "GOAT".
Embattled Women's March co-chairwoman Tamika Mallory refused to acknowledge the state of Israel's right to exist during a recent interview on PBS's The Firing Line and seemed to suggest that, unlike Palestinians, Israelis were not "native" to the region.
- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla.
Wasserman Schultz further took umbrage with Sarsour claiming Jewish women were insufficiently loyal to the progressive cause due to their support for Israel. "It's. largely progressive viewpoints and platforms", Boothe said.
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Wasserman Schultz, like others, does not consider the march leaders' defense to be sufficient.
She said she will continue her protest of the organization until it cuts ties "with those who promulgate hate and anti-Semitic rhetoric". "I can not walk shoulder to shoulder with leaders who lock arms with outspoken peddlers of hate", she writes.
The third annual Women's March is returning to Washington this week amid inclement weather, ideological schisms and the longest government shutdown in American history.
"It's important to remember that this stuff can change", she says.
Wasserman Schultz notes that she isn't the only Democrat pulling her support from the organization, as the Democratic National Committee itself pulled out of its sponsorship of the event, allegedly for the same reasons. "And now it's been tinged with anti-Semitism, and now it's become a toxic brand". "I will join a movement of women around the nation who are participating in local marches that have distanced themselves from those national Women's March leaders who still ally with bigotry", she said.