“Linda Sarsour is a virulent anti-Semite who has publicly stated that ‘nothing is creepier than Zionism.’ Her views have no place in our political discourse and any candidate who associates with her is guilty of handing a megaphone to anti-Semites around the country,” Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, told The Post.
“What’s even more disturbing is that Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate, has chosen an anti-Semitic surrogate,” the Manhattan cosmetics mogul added.
Lauder’s sentiments were echoed by the Zionist Organization of America, which also called on the Brooklyn-born Democratic Socialist to pull the plug.
“It is particularly painful that Jewish Senator Bernie Sanders is (again, as he did in 2016) employing vicious Jew-hater and terrorism promoter Linda Sarsour as a campaign surrogate,” according to a statement issued by the group.
“ZOA likewise urges Senator Sanders to immediately disassociate himself from vicious Jew-hater Linda Sarsour.”
In the past Sarsour has offered public praise for Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian terrorist convicted in 1970 for her role in the bombing of a Jerusalem supermarket which killed two people. She has also publicly aligned herself with hate-spewing Nation of Islam boss Louis Farrakhan. In 2015 she spoke passionately at his #JusticeOrElse march in Washington D.C. She is a longtime advocate of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.