Many Western progressives, including those in elected office, who claim to support peace, equality, and social justice, seem to think it is OK for Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to launch rockets at Israeli civilians.
Claire Sandberg, who was recently hired to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I., Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign, said freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) was right to call out AIPAC and encouraged Democrats to give monthly donations to her reelection campaign.
Women's March leader Linda Sarsour slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) Monday for being a "typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy" in response to a House resolution condemning anti-Semitism.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Monday praised a Democratic activist while retweeting a thread in which he described the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying organization, as "a central pillar of the occupation."
On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, millions of people took to the streets across the country to protest the 45th president and support a host of progressive causes. The Women's March, as the protests were called, became a broader, unified movement of the political left, and the darling of so many in the media and Democratic politicians who called for resistance against societal "oppression" in the age of Trump.