If the name sounds familiar, it may be because New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand praised anti-Semite Tamika Mallory and her fellow Jew-hater Linda Sarsour in the 2017 Time Magazine “Time 100” issue. Mallory is also one of the founders of the Women’s March and a friend of Louis Farrakhan.
Last month, on a trip sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Mallory traveled through Israel — including Judea and Samaria — seemingly with the purpose of learning new ways to be anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. She did not disappoint.
After she returned to the United States, Mallory spoke via video at an event hosted by the center, opining that the very creation of Israel was a human rights crime.
“When you go to someone’s home, and you need a place to stay, you ask ‘Can I come into your home and can I stay here, and can we peacefully coexist?’ You don’t walk into someone else’s home, needing a place. It’s clear you needed a place to go — cool, we got that. I hear that. But you don’t show up to somebody’s home, needing a place to stay, and decide that you’re going to throw them out and hurt the people who are on that land. And to kill, steal, and do whatever it is you’re gonna do to take that land. That to me is unfair. It’s a human rights crime.”
Along with being anti-Semitic, Mallory’s words show she doesn’t know much about history. Jews have owned land in what is now called Israel since Abraham bought a burial cave for his beloved wife Sarah in Hebron almost 4,000 years ago. And there have been Jews (they were called Israelites back then) living in the holy land since about 40 years after the exodus from Egypt when Joshua Ben Nun led the Jews across the Jordan River about 3,200 years ago.
When the modern state of Israel was born in 1948, Jews weren’t injected into the land by outsiders. Jews who lived in the diaspora joined their brethren who never left when the Romans changed the name of their country from Judea to Syria-Palaestina in 135 C.E. as punishment for the Bar Kokhba revolt.
After Israel’s independence was declared in 1948, Palestinian Arabs weren’t thrown out as Mallory contended, but told by the Arab League states to leave so they could massacre the Jews without the Palestinian Arabs getting in the way. (Note: They were called Palestinian Arabs because the U.N. recognized the other group living there as Palestinian Jews.)
During her travels in Israel, Mallory, received a briefing and tour from Grassroots Jerusalem. She wrote on Twitter that she “learned a lot” from the Grassroots tour, tweeting, “Powerful briefing … Anyone visiting Jerusalem should connect with @GrassrootsJlem. I learned a lot.”
As explained by NGO Monitor, Grassroots Jerusalem is a supporter of the anti-Semitic BDS movement. It also promotes the Palestinian narrative of a “right of return” which, if implemented, would allow the original Palestinian refugees, their children, in-laws, first-cousins twice removed, etc., to move into Israel, thus increasing the initial estimate of 720,000 refugees to over five million. Only 30,000 to 50,000 of the original refugees are still alive. Israel-haters push for the “right of return” because it would effectually mean the elimination of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
The New York Post calls Mallory one of the new faces of anti-Semitism.
When Starbucks planned its afternoon of anti-bigotry training, it included the Anti-Defamation League as a contributor. But Tamika called for a boycott of Starbucks for including the very liberal ADL. She wanted Starbucks to include organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), which was named by the ADL as one of the ten most anti-Israel organizations in the country.
“Starbucks was on a decent track until they enlisted the Anti-Defamation League to build their anti-bias training,” Mallory tweeted. “The ADL is CONSTANTLY attacking black and brown people. This is a sign that they are tone deaf and not committed to addressing the concerns of black folks. Be clear about what’s happening here.”
Mallory directed her venom at the ADL because it began as a Jewish organization. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of the ADL knows it doesn’t now, and never has, attacked “brown and black people.” In fact, the only people the ADL hates are people who do not agree with its progressive-politics first, policies.
Mallory’s latest anti-Semitic speech should be a reminder to anyone who supports the Women’s March organization that Jew haters lead it. While Linda Sarsour’s hatred has received more attention, Mallory’s anti-Semitism, disguised as anti-Israelism, is just as dangerous. One of the original Women’s March leaders, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, was deported in 2017. Odeh spent a decade in an Israeli jail for her involvement in two terrorist bombings as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). One of those attacks, a 1969 bombing of a Jerusalem Super Sol Market, killed two Hebrew University Students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner while they were shopping for groceries.
In other words, while many believe the Women’s March group was founded to garner more rights for women, it was founded by terrorists and anti-Semites. Think about their leadership before you participate in their next event.