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Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour told attendees at the 12th Annual Conference for Palestine in the U.S on Friday that Israel was built upon the idea that Jewish people are superior to others
The comments were in relation to Sarsour’s criticism of Zionists who are against the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and the construction of a wall, but supportive of Israel.
“Ask those who call themselves progressive Zionists to explain to you how can they be against the separation children on the U.S.-Mexican border? How can they be against building a wall between us and Mexico? How can they be against agencies like ICE — Immigration Customs Enforcement? … But then you tell me … you can’t push me out of the movement because I’m also against white supremacy,” Sarsour said.
She continued: “Ask them this: How can you be against white supremacy in the United States of America and the idea of living in a supremacist state based on race and class but then you support a state like Israel that is built on supremacy; that is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everybody else.” She continued, “How do you then not support the caging of children at the U.S.-Mexican border, but then you support the detainment and the detention of Palestinian children in Palestine. How does that work, sisters and brothers?”
WIBC host Tony Katz responded to Sarsour’s comments Tuesday morning:
“The purposeful desire to not engage history is too ugly for words, and so is Linda Sarsour. Anybody who supports her, please make yourself known so I never waste my time with you. You don’t deserve any of my attention. And besides, I’ve met many Jews… They aren’t superior.
“The ignorance is astounding among Linda Sarsour and her supporters.”
Click the link below to hear Tony’s full commentary.
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