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Pulitzer-Winning Prejudice: Alice Walker and Israel

Note: This letter appeared in the New York Post on June 20, 2013.

June 19, 2013

Letters to the Editor
New York Post

To the Editor:

Kudos to Aharoni for his blunt open letter to Walker.

Walker’s call for an artistic boycott against Israel only scratches the surface of her extreme and hostile views.

In her most recent book, “The Cushion in the Road,” Walker devotes 80 pages to a vicious screed replete with fervently anti-Jewish ideas and explicit comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany.

Among other hateful tropes, she makes the anti-Semitic accusation of Jewish “supremacy,” suggesting it was something she “learned from my Jewish lawyer former husband.”

It is time for the literary world to face up to the fact that, despite her credentials as a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Walker is infected with the disease of anti-Semitism.


Abraham H. Foxman
National Director

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