Progressive activists and so-called social justice movements from across the intersectional spectrum are uniting together under the pretext of promoting the pro-Palestinian cause by championing an increasingly public and unabashed brand of anti-Semitism.
The Women’s March, Linda Sarsour, and the notorious Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement are just a few of the big names who condemned Israel’s “settler colonialism” and backed Palestinians during the most recent clashes in May, revealing evermore the common progressive strain connecting pro-Palestinian activists.
“Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians. We are a movement committed to ending settler colonialism in all forms and will continue to advocate for Palestinian liberation. (always have. And always will be). #freepalestine,” tweeted Black Lives Matter in May.
BLM, however, has failed to directly speak out against Hamas’s terrorist activity, which is heavily responsible for the Palestinian people’s dire humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
BLM also promotes “Black Trans Lives Matter” but fails to acknowledge that those in the LGBTQIA community in Gaza and the West Bank reportedly experience severe persecution including imprisonment and sometimes death.
The Women’s March has also used its large Twitter platform to spread anti-Israel narratives, apparently unaware that women’s rights under Hamas’s rule are essentially non-existent and starkly restrictive compared to that of Israel’s.
In February it was reported that Hamas would not allow women to travel without the permission of a “guardian.”
It is also not unusual for women in Gaza to be murdered due to their gender, according to reports.
“Women’s March deplores the violence in #Jerusalem. The Biden administration must call on the Israeli government to deescalate the crisis and respect Palestinian rights to live and worship in Jerusalem,” Women’s March tweeted in May, failing to mention Hamas’s role in the violence.
Linda Sarsour, a co-founder of the Women’s March and an alleged activist for racial justice is also helping push the pro-Palestinian narrative, claiming that children in Gaza endured a “massacre” at the hands of Israel.
Sarsour does not mention that many of the rockets fired by Hamas landed within Gazan territory, killing their own civilians, while Israel reportedly gave Palestinian civilians a warning to evacuate prior to bombing a target.
Another racial justice organization, Color of Change Union, published a statement of solidarity with “Palestine” Wednesday.
Color of Change Union “stands firmly with the Palestinian people and their resistance against colonization, military and police violence, forced expulsions, racism, and Zionism,” reads the statement.
The buddying up of these popular social justice movements together with a pro-Palestinian agenda that now manifests anti-Semitism has brought about a shift among Americans and their perspectives on the decades-old Middle East conflict.
The percentage of Americans sympathizing more with the Palestinians than the Israelis, now at 25 percent, is at an all-time high, according to a Gallup poll.