Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Cullors way back in April of 2015 called for an end to Israel. She was speaking at an event sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard.
The event was titled, “Globalizing Ferguson: Radicalized Policing and International Resistance.”
I am also the co-founder of Black Lives Matter … What I will say, what’s important, I think, in this conversation around trans-national solidarity is that it’s simple. We should be building relationships with people across the world. If we believe we are part of the human family, then we need to push ourselves in particular ways to see the connections always. The other thing I’ll say is Palestine is our generation’s South Africa, and if we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called Israel, we’re doomed.
Cullors went on to speak about a trip she took to Israel with the “Dream Defenders” . This is what she said about the trip, “Nothing would’ve prepared me for the level of militarization and the level of violence that we would witness”.
Cullors then claimed that the evil empire, Israel had their foot on the throats of the poor unassuming Palestinian people. She was way ahead of her time.
The rest of the Democrats did not become anti-Semites until much later. But they are there now and that’s all that counts.
It never dawns on people that it has always been the terrorist attacks that bring out security measures.
As CAMERA reported in 2020: Dream Defenders was a BLM-affiliated group that brought black activists to meet BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) co-founder Omar Barghouti and other radical anti-Israel activists.
CAMERA noted of Dream Defenders:
One of the co-founders of the group was a Palestinian-American activist by the name of Ahmad Abuznaid whose own focus was to create a nexus between Palestinian grievances and those of African Americans and to link the emerging BLM movement with BDS. … By December 2014, Ahmad Abuznaid stepped up his efforts by recruiting prominent black activists to join a “Delegation to Palestine,” the goal of which, he stated, was: “to allow for the group members to experience and see first-hand the occupation, ethnic cleansing and brutality Israel has levied against Palestinians, but also to build real relationships with those on the ground leading the fight for liberation.”