(WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15) – “We applaud the Democratic National Committee’s decision to withdraw from the Women’s March and take a principled stand against anti-Semitism,” Josh Block, CEO & President of The Israel Project, said. “The group’s national leadership has repeatedly refused to condemn in no uncertain terms Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and his ideology of hate that dehumanizes Jewish people. This is an unacceptable position for an organization that claims to be progressive and inclusive. In an encouraging sign, we have seen more and more organizations break with the Women’s March over their failure to distance themselves from virulent anti-Semitic positions. You cannot defend human rights while singling out Jewish people for discrimination.”
“When will others still associated with the Women’s March national leadership recognize that this is a toxic tie-up, and that people like Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and others – who took over this march with their own agenda – are not appropriate leaders, but in fact purveyors of intolerance and discrimination who undermine civil discourse,” Block said.