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Why Did It Take So Long for the Media to Discuss Alice Walker’s Anti-Semitism?

Alice Walker is an anti-Semite.

There’s no serious argument about that. It’s not just her endorsement of David Icke’s Holocaust denial and Jewish reptilian space people.

Even her anti-Israel activism is so blatantly anti-Semitic that it’s hard even for the “it’s anti-Zionism, not anti-Semitism” crowd to defend.

Walker, the ADL statement went on, “suggests that Israeli settlements are motivated by the concept that ‘possession is nine-tenths of the law,’ which she claims is a lesson she ‘learned from my Jewish lawyer former husband. This belief might even be enshrined in the Torah.’”

A meeting she describes with an elderly Palestinian woman in the territories is telling about the impetus behind Walker’s hostile attitude towards Jews and Israelis. The woman, upon accepting a gift from Walker, says “May God protect you from the Jews” to which Walker responds, “It’s too late, I already married one.”

This stuff wasn’t obscure.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the ADL had both cited it. Walker had pushed Icke on the BBC. The Independent had previously mentioned Walker’s affinity for Icke. (And I’ve blogged about all of the above.)

Finally the curtain of silence fell when Walker pushed Icke’s ravings in the New York Times, not because the Times objected (it still hasn’t added a note to the Walker piece about anti-Semitism), but because of Yair Rosenberg’s Tablet piece citing some of Walker’s anti-Semitic craziness.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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