From Forward: http://forward.com/news/344932/watch-black-zionist-slams-pro-palestinian-group-cites-arab-slave-trade/
prominent African-American Zionist used social media to blast a campus
group for drawing parallels between racial violence in this country and
the occupation of Palestinian lands by the Israeli military.
just like, wait a minute SJP. Let’s be real,” Chloé Simone Valdary said
in the brief video, posted on both her Facebook and Twitter feeds on
July 12. “The majority of people in your organization are Arabs. Let’s
be real. Today Arabs still engaged in the African slave trade. I’m just
putting it out there.”
“You want to exploit my people’s history?”
Valdary said. “You want to exploit Jewish people’s history and twist and
turn it to use towards your political gains?”
“Don’t act like you have solidarity with my people,” Valdery said, adding: “You need to stay in your lane.”
recent years pro-Israel groups like the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee have intensified outreach to non-Jewish and African American
communities, in an effort to built a wider base of support. Valdery has
collaborated with both AIPAC and the Zionist Organization of America. In
2014, Tablet Magazine heralded Valdary as an “African American
firebrand” who “wants to ignite a Zionist renaissance.”
slave trade across the Sahara is among the oldest slave trades in
history. Forms of slavery continue today in countries like Mauritania
and Sudan; in Sudan, for example, following the 1983 civil war large
numbers of ethnic Dinka, Nuer and Nuba were captured, enslaved or
exploited in other ways by Afro-Arabs from the north.
Valdary also mentioned Hamas and an Ethiopian Israeli who has been held hostage by the Palestinian political group for two years.
there are Ethiopian Israelis in Gaza today that are still held by
Hamas. Where you at, fam? You going to talk about that? That doesn’t
really fit into your narrative?” Valdary said.
Complete article at: http://forward.com/news/344932/watch-black-zionist-slams-pro-palestinian-group-cites-arab-slave-trade/
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