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‘Ignorant At Best’: ADL Slams Tamika Mallory’s Israel Comments

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Peter Hasson Senior Reporter

The Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish civil rights group, slammed Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory on Monday for comments she made describing Israel’s founding as a “human rights crime.”

“To deny millennia-old Jewish ties to Israel & deem Jewish statehood a ‘human rights crime’ is ignorant at best. Like other peoples, Jews have a right to statehood. To claim otherwise is anti-Semitic,” the ADL said in a statement posted online. “Supporting Israel doesn’t contradict peace [and] coexistence.”

Mallory criticized the U.S. government on Friday for providing aid to Israel, which she claimed was illegitimately founded.

“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!” she said, referring to Israel’s founding in 1948. (RELATED: Women’s March Leader: Boycott Starbucks Over Partnership With Jewish Group)

“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.”

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