NY Times Opinion Editor Calls Out the Left's Tolerance of Anti-Semitism

NewsBusters | 9/15/2019 | Staff
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Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss not only complained about the media and her own paper's tendency to pander to what excites the Twittersphere, but she also called out her fellow left-wingers who have been tolerant of anti-Semitism.

She and fellow liberal Krystal Ball, formerly of MSNBC, got into a heated debate as Ball proved that, in spite of her recent criticism of MSNBC, she is has not become more moderate as she claimed that "apartheid" exists in Israel and praised the far-left Green New Deal environmental plan.

Discussion - Book - Fight - Anti-Semitism - Maher

Setting up a discussion of her new book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism, Maher recalled that Jews have been attacked from both extreme right and left wings, and that Weiss had suggested that anti-Semitism has become more tolerated in American politics. The Times writer began by invoking European anti-Semitism, including that of British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and then turned to American politics as she added:

My fear is that that sort of thing could be happening in the Democratic party, and I see that in, you know, the Squad … where some members of the Squad support the BDS movement against Israel which seeks nothing less but elimination of the Jewish state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

Weiss - Book - Aim - Anti-Semitism - Portion

In Weiss's book, she not only takes aim at far-right anti-Semitism, but she also devotes a substantial portion to the anti-Semitic factions of the left wing, plus the left's tendency to cover not only for anti-Semitism on their own side, but also that of radical Muslims whom she blamed for most of the anti-Semitic hate crimes in Europe.

She also points out that, while Nazi Germany's mass murder of Jews gets the attention it deserves, the Soviet Union's similar mass murder of its...
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