Haley Strack writes for National Review Online about one high-profile left-of-center women’s group and its approach to Hamas violence.

Code Pink is an anti-war feminist organization founded in 2002 that describes the United States as “a decadent, declining empire stumbling blindly into its agonizing death spiral.” The operation has stood in solidarity with Palestinians since Hamas’s October 7 attacks on Israeli women and children.

Directly after Hamas’s brutal attack, Code Pink issued a statement that condemned U.S. support for Israel and blamed “Israeli Apartheid” for Hamas’s violence.

“Resistance is named as a human right in international humanitarian law and UN declaration 2625, yet an exception is consistently made for Palestinians,” Code Pink said. “President Biden continues to normalize Israeli oppression by saying Israel has a right to defend itself, but the decades-long occupation of Palestine is indefensible. The human reaction to being oppressed is to resist and Palestinians deserve that right just as much as everyone else on the planet. They have held the peace for 20 years and their situation continues to deteriorate and life under occupation is untenable.

“Palestinians are confronting the world with their truth, and it is one that should be supported and respected,” the organization added.

Code Pink lists a number of allies on its website, allies the organization says help support its mission to attain “Justice for Palestine.” Among its allies are the American Friends Service Committee, Coalition of Women for Peace, the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, IfNotNow, Jewish Voice for Peace, Kairos USA, the Presbyterian Church Israel-Palestine Mission Network, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, and Women in Black. Code Pink is organizing the countrywide “Shut It Down for Palestine” marches on November 29, 2023. Protesters will demand an immediate cease-fire, that all aid to Israel be cut off, and an end to Israel’s counterattack in Gaza.