Aussie Dave has already called out Linda Sarsour for her absurd statement that Zionists cannot be Feminists. However, by making such a ridiculous statement, Sarsour proves that her hatred of Israel clearly falls within the realm of the “3D Test of Antisemitism.”
According to Sarsour, the only country that one cannot be a feminist and support is Israel. A feminist can support Saudi Arabia, as Sarsour does, where women cannot leave the house without a man, drive, try on clothing while shopping, or even sit in the same room as men for the new Qassim Girls Council. A feminist can support the EU even when their courts allow employers to ban women from wearing Hijabs. A feminist can support Indonesia even when they sentence women to hundreds of lashes for “moral offenses.” A feminist can even support Russia even when they decriminalize domestic violence.
But since Palestinian women live under “Israeli occupation” a feminist can never support Zionism. Sarsour tries to justify her bigotry by redefining Zionism just like she redefines Feminism:
It just doesn’t make any sense for someone to say, “Is there room for people who support the state of Israel and do not criticize it in the movement?” There can’t be in feminism. You either stand up for the rights of all women, including Palestinians, or none.
There is no reason why a Zionist cannot criticize the State of Israel. Had Sarsour ever visited Israel, she would know that Israelis are the biggest critics of Israel anywhere in the world. Criticizing the government is the national pass-time. Zionism is not unquestioning fealty to the Israeli government, Zionism is supporting the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in our indigenous homeland.
We’re sick of Ms. Sarsour’s anti-Jewish hypocrisy, but the fact is, pictures speak louder than words. So here are some easily shareable, tweetable and postable pictures to help get the message across: