Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour argued that Israel was built upon the belief that Jewish people are superior to others.
The comment occurred while Sarsour was speaking at a conference on Friday. Sarsour, 39, is one of the founders of the Women’s March.
During her speech at the 12th Annual Conference for Palestine in the U.S., Sarsour questioned how Zionists could be against the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and the construction of a wall if they were supportive of Israel.
She said, “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…
“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?”
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