Black Lives Matter Leader Rachel Gilmer: ‘Zionism at its core is white supremacy’

John Rossomando in an IPT News article “Panelists Prove Jewish Voice for Peace is Neither” reported:

jewish voices for peaceThere’s a simple way to end global oppression, racism and immediately create a world overflowing with “equality, dignity and human rights,” panelists agreed Saturday [April 1st, 2017] morning during a Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Conference in Chicago.

Simply eliminate Zionism from the planet.

“Arguing for a softer, less harsh, nicer version of capitalism, colonialism and racism won’t do it,” said Black Lives Matter leader Rachel Gilmer. “Many liberal Zionists believe that the problem with Israeli apartheid is simply a few bad policies, or Netanyahu, or the wall, but the problem is with the ideological foundation of the state itself: Zionism. Zionism at its core is white supremacy.” [Emphasis added]

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So who is Black Lives Matter leader Rachel Gilmer?

The Canary Mission published a profile of Gilmer:

Rachel Gilmer is the chief of strategy for Dream Defenders (DD) and a supporterof the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

In May 2016, Gilmer participated in a DD trip to Israel in support of the BDS movement.

On August 2, 2016, Gilmer co-authored the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) Policy Platform which endorsed BDS and accused Israel of committing a “genocide” against Palestinians. The platform and DD’s defense of it are discussed further below.

But is gets worse. According to Canary Mission:

On May 16, 2016, Gilmer appeared in a photo wearing a t-shirt supporting the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terrorist organization by the European Union, Canada, the United States and Israel.

The PFLP shirt featured a quote from the late PFLP leader Ghassan Kanafani stating: “Don’t die without being a rival.” The quote in Arabic — لا تمت قبل ان تكون ندا — is used by the PFLP and its supporters.

Gilmer wore the PFLP shirt while in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp (Dheisheh) near Bethlehem while on the May 2016 DD trip. Dheisheh is known as a PFLP stronghold.

On March 2016, DD produced an educational series that glorifies the PFLP. Intended for sixth to eleventh graders, the curriculum titled “Blacked Out History – Rebellion Curriculum Toolkit,” preaches violence under the euphemism of “struggle” (page 6).

The curriculum mentions various violent PFLP strategies (page 25) such as “hijackings, assassinations, car bombings, suicide bombings, paramilitary operations against civilian and military targets” and concludes “[t]hey want to be free from global imperialism. They want liberation. They want equal rights. Just like the Dream Defenders” (page 26).

Gilmer Supports Violence

On July 18, 2016, Gilmer shared a post defending two minors who stabbed a security guard on a Jerusalem train on October 10, 2015.

On November 7, 2016, Gilmer shared a post whitewashing attempted murderer Ahmad Manasra who joined his cousin in an Jerusalem stabbing attack over one year earlier. They critically wounded a 13 year-old Israeli boy and moderate wounded a 25 year-old man. Manasra admitted “I went there to stab Jews.”

These attacks came during a wave of religiously incited violence, known variously as the “Knife Intifada” or the “Stabbing Intifada” when Palestinian radicals across Israel stabbed scores of Israeli civilians. The attacks were sparked and fueled by the libel — often spread by Palestinian leaders — that Israel intended to desecrate the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

On September 9, 2016, Gilmer shared an article on Facebook defending violent agitator Issa Amro, who is known for attacking Israeli soldiers and vandalism.

What is ironic is that Rachel Gilmer was raised Jewish. 

Sam Kestenbaum in a column titled “How Did Black Lives Matter Come to Charge Israel with Genocide?” notes:

Rachel Gilmer, a 28-year-old African American who was raised Jewish, has long been involved in black-Palestinian solidarity work. Gilmer is associated with the activist group Dream Defenders, which has been on the forefront of recent black-Palestinian solidarity efforts, such as bringing high-profile delegations of African-American activists to Israel and the West Bank.

Born to an African-American father and a white Jewish mother, Gilmer was raised as a Jew and participated as a teen in Young Judaea, the Zionist youth group. There, she rose to become a leading member of her local group. But Gilmer later distanced herself from organized religion.

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Why do some Jews, like Gilmer, eat their own? Why did Gilmer become a Judenrat?

RELATED ARTICLE: BDS Activist at JVP Conference Urges ‘Guerilla Disobedience’ Against Israel

EDITORS NOTE: Here are Gilmer’s close connections: Ahmad Abuznaid, Nadia Ben-Youssef, Maria Castro, Jonel Edwards, Nyle Fort, Steven Gilliam, Kimberly Gonzalez, Janaya Khan, Ramah Kudaimi, Didier Ortiz,  Steve Pargett, Umi Selah, Ciara Taylor

46 replies
  1. Bobbie Lewis
    Bobbie Lewis says:

    I guess you never heard of the black Jews from Ethiopia and Uganda, or the dark brown Jews from Yemen and India. How come everyone except the Jews deserves national sovereignty?

    • Vicky
      Vicky says:

      I pray for her soul She needs the love of our creator and the Lord himself Jesus Christ that said FORGIVE THEM FATHER THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING . She does not know why she hates so much Probably inferiority complex or an onloving father or mother ? Usualy that is the root of anger . My advice to her to go deeper in the word of God studies . And get reed of her generational curses because she is full of demons that are torturing her psychological structure

    • Mik
      Mik says:

      Most American Jews are staunchly liberal
      And this is a result of a libtard upbringing
      And no wonder that all the antisemetic anti establishment radical groups join forces when they have an opportunity to bash Jews

    • Bill
      Bill says:

      You (deliberately?) conflate Judaism & Zionism – typical tactic of apologists for Israel & its persecution of indigenous Palestinians- the focus of criticism in the article was Zionism not ‘Jews’

  2. suzanna eibuszyc
    suzanna eibuszyc says:

    Rachel Gilmer educate your ignorance, you making a fool of yourself. This twisting of the history today has been adapted by BDS and the likeminded, the far left, Chicago’s Dyke March, Women’s March, Black Life Matters. In their ignorance of history and hard facts, they all have lined up with the Islamists like Linda Sarsour, who is continuing the ideology of the terrorist Arafat. In 2000, he rejected PEACE offered by Israel and Ehud Barak. Arafat intentionally chose WAR. Arafat and now Linda Sarsour are shamelessly duping uninformed people, who blindly accept Sarsour’s lies.

  3. Meyer Mussry
    Meyer Mussry says:

    Something must have happened to make her turn so completely against her upbringing and roots. Did someone in the Zionist organisations make disparaging remarks about her colour? Who knows?

    Certainly, the positions she has adopted are not based in truth and fact, and support for terrorism and terrorist organisations is indefensible. She is very heavily emotionally invested in hatred of her background, and by extension, herself.

    The shame is that the Black Lives Matter movement has now been hijacked by the “Palestinian cause”, as were the Women’s Liberation movement and the Gay rights movement in recent years. As a result, those noble causes have lost credibility and lots of support.

  4. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Another pathetic loser who seeks acceptance by her main peer group (African-Americans) by rejecting her Jewishness and going all out to defame Jews in order to win acceptance and approval. We’ve has sell-outs like her all through history.

    • Michelle bye
      Michelle bye says:

      Another…what? The human psyche has a natural bias for their own. Al!l people do. Its just up to us to LISTEN to the angels of our better nature….M F, all color, creed, sexual orientation, etc.

  5. Mickijay
    Mickijay says:

    Miss Gelmir needs to understand the fact that due to murder, pogroms, rejection, anniliation and the safety of relocation, Jewish people re-established their homeland of Israel. She misinterprets and misunderstands the origins and necessity of its existence.

  6. Barry
    Barry says:

    It is hard to imagine such ignorance as displayed by this lady. She does not have a correct understanding of what Zionism is. If Jews wanting a home of their own as a place to escape being murdered as they were for centuries, is a bad idea then the world is finished. Jews wanting to reconstitute their ancient home and then given the legal right to do so in 1920, by the powers that had the right to do so, at San Reno, if that is the cause of the world problems, then I’m a monkeys uncle. The cause of the works problem are dumb asses like this foolish woman.

  7. toughfalafel
    toughfalafel says:

    One of the most disgusting screeds I’ve ever seen. Zionism is indigenous liberation for a tiny, persecuted minority which is the greatest enemy of white supremacism (as we have unfortunately seen this week). The far left, far right and militant Islamists all unite in their hatred of the (((Zionists))). Very unfortunate.

  8. יונה לוי גרוסמן
    יונה לוי גרוסמן says:

    Most Jews are dark. The blondes are the result of rape for generations. The Nazis hunted Jews also according to their appearance. Dark eyes, dark skin, frizzy hair and nose. Yes, a hawk nose. The one who managed to escape this hunt in Europe at the time of WWW2 were the children of the rape. All shades of Jews live in Israel. They are similar to the Yemenites, Indians, Ethiopians, Russians, Swedes, Moroccans and so on. Everyone suffered persecution for centuries. And they have no sense of superiority over anybody.
    And the Arabs also live with them. Every Arab who wants to integrate and sees the State of Israel as his country succeeds. Lawyers, doctors, journalists, etc.
    At the beginning of Zionism, the Jews saw the Arabs living in the Land of Israel as their brothers who converted to Islam and respected them very much. After the conquest of the land by the British in 1917, Arabs from Syria, Egypt and the rest of the Arab countries flocked to Israel to achieve a better life, and hence the conflict begins.

  9. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    BDS-types live in free societies and have free choice and yet choose anyway to side with dark forces, so I didn’t get your Judenrat comparison.

  10. David
    David says:

    She probably hated her Jewish Mother and identified with her African American Father and all people she feels are oppressed. She should look at the numbers in the Middle East and see the real numbers of Israel’s enemies and their Oil money.

  11. James Kakolil
    James Kakolil says:

    It is not the colour that matters, but the content of the heart, if its evil directed against JEHOVAH GOD and Israel as a nation. I am a black man with brown eyes too from Kerala in india, i am not jewish but i have read the prophetic future of Israel in the Bible and its the real truth. That makes me support Israel. If i were introduced to koran i would hv had been not for israel. It is circumstance that frames people to be remain soft or evil. Train up a child in the way he should go and even in his old age he will never depart from it. Train up a puppy to bite and it will bite all neo nazis as well. good and evil requires training. though blacks in africa r termed as dangerous, there r very soft hearted individuals too. they may be poor with less money but there is where u get genuine love than in rich mans mansion. better to eat vegetables in an house where there is love than eat meat where there is hatred concealed. Whom do u prefer to eat with? black man with vegetables wr love abides or white man with meat where hate prevails? make a wise choice. change it otherwise? all want love and never be hated.

  12. David Hersch
    David Hersch says:

    Maybe this silly limited woman needs a tour through Israel to see the makes up of the Jewish population of Israel. On the other hand, I don’t think it would interest her as it would leave her without a cause or something to focus her discombobulation and hatred on.

  13. phroimi
    phroimi says:

    any excuse for an antisemite will do, fabricated inaccurate historical evidence , enough people that hate Jews and it will be accepted as truth by them ,we have heard it all before , facts are irrelevant as their unjustified hate overcomes this.

  14. Mike
    Mike says:

    I don’t know about these things, but doesn’t she look white? Or am I missing something. I always thought that Rachel is of Jewish origin. I’m sure I’m wrong. She’s not bad on the eyes, but I’m pretty sure she’s ugly as sin on the inside. That’s all I have to say.

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:

      Black Lives Matter, like the members of Antifa, are communists who, like the Nazis, needed a boogeyman to inflame their base. The Jews and those who love Israel such as Christian Zionists are easy targets in Western Culture.

  15. Karl R Kaiser
    Karl R Kaiser says:

    Nonsense. Zionism is Jewish-supremacy. Zionism doesn’t entitle white people to steal the homes of Arabs in Palestine, only Jews have that privilege.

  16. David
    David says:

    There’s a simple way to end global oppression, racism and immediately create a world overflowing with “equality, dignity and human rights”… simply eliminate Zionism from the planet.

    WHAAAT? As if Zionism created the white supremacist state that our country is.

  17. nick
    nick says:

    In case you all are wondering she is referring to the white jews. Those of us who study history are well aware that Jews were not white anywhere before the Ashkenazi Khazar caucasians claimed a heritage that was not their own. You all jumped on the bandwagon and fo
    rgot you are the gentiles that you stick your nose up at… And all those rights that you believe you have because of biblical prophecy are owed to those black Jews who preceded you before the identity theft.

  18. Jane Hewes
    Jane Hewes says:

    How can the Jews we are supppose to bless and be blessed all thru the Bible be the people trying to destroy us all worldwide but 10% think they smarter than God

  19. Agnes Losonczi
    Agnes Losonczi says:

    It’s soooo convenient for the surrounding society to consider jews a minority, when that’s suits them, and white colonialist, when that’s more convenient, in spite the fact, that israeli jews have bought every inch of their land for a multiple price from the arabs. Notwithstanding the fact, that jews have payed for the hospitals and schools of the british mandate and brought the arab society from the poverty of the 15th century to the 20th. Which the arabs gladly took, and decided afterwards, that they wouldn’t have wanted them, since they have had it already. Well, blm whines, that they are the victims, because it’s more convenient, than working to achieve something – that’s what they have in common with the arabs.


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