If you’re a member of the Women’s March, it has not been a good week for your group.
First, Tamika Mallory, co-president of the group, went on “The View” where Meghan McCain asked her repeatedly to condemn Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic remarks. Mallory refused to do so and as a result several groups pulled their support of the group, including the Democratic National Committee.
Now, Mallory went on “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” and Hoover asked her directly if Israel has a right to exist. Instead of giving a simple “yes, the Jewish people have a right to exist” or “no, they do not,” Mallory dances around the question, saying everybody has a right to exist.
However, Mallory has absolutely no problem answering in the affirmative that Palestine and the Palestinians have a right to exist as a nation.
Hoover continues to press Mallory on this point, Mallory then refuses to further discuss the subject.
Check out the exchange:
In an interview, @TamikaDMallory asked if Israel has the right to exist.
“The Palestinians are native to their lands”
And the Jews?
“.Well I’m not Jewish”
But you’re not Palestinian either
“I’m speaking about people who are brutally oppressed…” pic.twitter.com/GCwJBpmmKM
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) January 18, 2019
Hoover responded to Mallory’s answer:
If you are vigorously defending allegations of anti-semitism, seems like affirming Israel’s right to exist would be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened.
— MargaretHoover (@MargaretHoover) January 18, 2019