Anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour made the comments while speaking at the American Muslims for Palestine conference.
In response, Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL said “The amount of hate in Linda Sarsour’s latest diatribe is shocking. She slanders the founders of Israel as supremacists, invoking a centuries-old anti-Semitic trope when she describes them as having believed that Jews are “supreme to everybody else.”
Adding, “She then compares American Jews’ support for Israel to domestic white supremacy. This is morally offensive and utterly dangerous. Millions of Jews have been murdered in the name of white supremacy, incl. 12 in US last year alone.”
Concluding, “There should be no place for such hateful demagoguery or blatant prejudice in the public conversation. Responsible leaders should push back on such bigotry and call this out for what it is: anti-Semitism plain and simple.”