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November 13, 2018

German Organization Withdraws Human Rights Award from Womens March Due to Its Founders' and Leaders' Antisemitism

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The think tank for the German social democratic party withdrew its Human Rights Award to the Women's March USA in Washington, DC, on Thursday because doctoral students associated with the foundation accused the organizers of the march of hardcore antisemitism and support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state.

"We believe that the Women's March USA does not meet the criteria of this award, as its organizers have repeatedly attracted attention through antisemitic statements, the trivialization of antisemitism and the exclusion of Zionists and Jews since Women's March USA's establishment in 2017. Women's March USA does not constitute an inclusive alliance," wrote members of the scholarship working group, called Critique of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Studies, from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in a public letter.

The foundation, which generates ideas and policies for the Social Democratic Party, a governing party in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government, was slated to present its Human Rights Award to the Women's March USA on November 12. According to the foundation award's mission statement, it honors a "commitment to a strong, active and inclusive civil society."

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The letter stated that "Since its inception in 2017, Women's March USA has attracted media attention due to the antisemitism of its board members and chair women. Linda Sarsour, a member of the board and former president of Women's March USA, is notorious for her propagation of antisemitism toward Israel. This transpired not only through her statement from March 2017 claiming that feminists could not be Zionists simultaneously and that Zionists were Nazis, but also through her demonization and delegitimization of Israel, as well as the application of a double standard. She also calls herself a 'very staunch supporter of the BDS movement.' These forms of antisemitism were also visible at the Berlin Women's March in January 2018. The organizers did not show any attempt of critique or disassociation."

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