The recent synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, PA ignited a national conversation on anti-Semitism. The American public was once again forced to look at the evil that is bigotry. Even though the shooter was a right-wing Trump hater, the progressive media still attempted to place the blame on the president and his supporters. Of course, they did not stop to recognize the apparent bigotry on their own side.
…the embrace of anti-Semitic figures has cost the group a prestigious award.
It does appear, however, that others have finally taken notice of the anti-Jewish sentiment on the left. The Women’s March, which came to prominence in the wake of President Trump’s election, has come under fire because of its leaders’ flirtations with anti-Semitism. While the progressive media has refused to explore the anti-Jewish bigotry in the ranks of the movement, other organizations have not been fooled and now the embrace of anti-Semitic figures has cost the group a prestigious award.
Human Rights Award Revoked
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a German think tank, was ready to offer their human rights award to the Women’s March. However, they decided to rescind the award because of troubling connections to anti-Semitism in the Women’s March. The foundation said that “Women’s March USA does not constitute an inclusive alliance,” adding in a statement:
“We believe that the Women’s March USA does not meet the criteria of this award, as its organizers have repeatedly attracted attention through antisemitic statements, the trivialization of antisemitism and the exclusion of Zionists and Jews since Women’s March USA’s establishment in 2017.”
Oddly enough, the establishment media has yet to report on this story. What a shocker!
Like other progressive groups, the Women’s March claims to be inclusive and tolerant, but when push comes to shove, they exhibit the same type of bigotry they pretend to fight. Conservative media outlets have consistently pointed out the apparent anti-Jewish attitudes of the organization’s leaders, one of whom is Linda Sarsour, who has made several anti-Semitic comments. But she is not the only one. Several of the movement’s leaders have ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite.
In their statement, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation also urged the Women’s March to oppose all discrimination. “Just as important the struggle for feminism still is, so is the right against the other forms of discrimination, as well as to work inclusively and to not exclude Jews,” they wrote. “An organization that may support feminism, but discriminates against Jews and Zionists and denies Israel’s right to exist should not be honored by a democratic foundation that advocates diversity and speaks out against discrimination.”
Even though the elite media has ignored the obvious anti-Semitic problem in the Women’s March, it has still surfaced. Progressives like to pretend that animus toward Jews resides on the right, but it’s clear that the left has its issues, and they are not hiding them well.
Anti-Jewish bigotry has been a problem for thousands of years. From the time of the Egyptians’ enslavement of Hebrews to the current anti-Semitic attitudes in the West and the Middle East, hatred towards the Jewish people has been prominent. If the left were serious about opposing anti-Semitism, they would be willing to condemn it wherever it appears, not just when they can use it as a political weapon against the right.