Posted on: May 25, 2021 Posted by: Anna Lee Comments: 0

Amer Zahr (Screengrab through Twitter)

A former marketing campaign surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.,) urged individuals to “cease condemning anti-Semitism” in a latest tweet.

“Cease it. We’ve been doing it for generations. So cease it. You’re not serving to. In the event that they didn’t consider us by now, that’s not our downside. Keep targeted. #FreePalestine @bellahadid @GiGiHadid,” wrote Amer Zahr, a comic and activist. 

He tagged fashions GiGi and Bella Hadid and referred to a latest full-page commercial within the New York Instances that known as on the fashions to sentence Hamas. Whereas the advert mentioned, “Hamas requires a second Holocaust” and included excerpts from the terrorist group’s constitution that claims the “Day of Judgment won’t come about till [Muslims] combat Jews and kill them,” Zahr claimed that the advert was truly saying the Hadids had been “in favor for a second Holocaust.

“Cease it! They’re taking part in video games,” Zahr mentioned within the video posted on-line. “Don’t condemn s***.”

“We’ve a cross-sectional, intersectional motion that’s successful, and they’re scared, and they’re freaking out, they usually’re attempting to distract you all,” he added.

Zahr is a former surrogate for Sanders’s 2020 presidential marketing campaign and an ally to “Squad” member Consultant Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.).

Zahr, the president of the advocacy group New Era for Palestine, as soon as launched Sanders at a marketing campaign occasion in Dearborn, Mich., and just lately posted an image on Fb with Tlaib at one of many group’s occasions. He included the hashtag “Free Palestine” within the caption for the photograph.

He additionally beforehand visited Tlaib’s workplace throughout her swearing-in. On the time, he shared a video of himself placing a sticky word with “Palestine” written on it and pointing to Israel on a map.

Zahr defended his feedback in an announcement to Fox Information, saying that the individuals concerned within the pro-Palestinian motion “have been condemning anti-Semitism and all types of racism” for many years.

“We’ve been very clear at making this distinction between Zionism and Judaism — Zionism as a political motion, and Judaism as a individuals and a faith, lots of whom are part of the Arab tradition and have lived in Palestine for hundreds of years,” he mentioned. “And so we’ve got condemned anti-Semitism for many years.”

“The query I ask when individuals preserve asking us to sentence it’s: What’s it about us that makes you suppose that we wouldn’t?” Zahr added.

He wouldn’t say whether or not he believes his video would spark extra anti-Semitic violence in America amid an increase in hate crimes in opposition to Jews throughout the nation as hostilities between Israel and Hamas worsened final week. Either side agreed to a cease-fire late final week after eleven days of Hamas rocket assaults and Israeli reprisals.

Final week, pro-Palestinian rioters paraded via Manhattan’s Diamond District, a traditionally Jewish neighborhood, shouting anti-Semitic chants, disrupting visitors, and harassing patrons of native companies.

The rioters threw a firework at bystanders, sending one girl and two cops to the hospital with accidents. 

Additionally on Thursday, Palestinian protesters had been caught on digital camera beating a Jewish man with an object. The NYPD is investigating a number of incidents.

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