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Alice Walker: Our Enemies Unite Us

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Every vicious anti-Semite has a personal agenda. The anti-Israel assertions of Alice Walker, nationally celebrated feminist author and political activist, in her latest book are much too shrill to pass for your household pro-Arab hate speech. When I read the words, “I imagine Israel just as capable of doing us nuclear harm … because the United States and Israel, working together have done terrible things to others … and it is the nature of thieves to eventually have a grand falling out,” my shock prompted me to research Alice Walker’s personal background.

What makes Alice Malsenior Walker take the issue of Israel personally? For these words are not sentiments articulated by an activist no matter how passionately committed to an ideology: these words are outpourings of hate, revealing a personal gripe. Like Hitler, whose global hatred of Jews originated in his youth in a personal grievance against a particular Jew, so the case must be with this latter-day Jew-hater!

It did not take long to find the background source. In 1967, Alice Malsenior Walker, the die-hard black feminist fighter from the deep South, married Melvin Leventhal, a white Jew from a Jewish neighborhood. In one blow she fell into a pit of dual slavery against which she had warned women the world over – marriage and motherhood. How did it happen? Who is to blame? The Jews, of course!

Although the fierce fighter managed to free herself soon enough from the dual servitude, demolishing the marriage with the Jew, and disowning the half-Jew daughter with a Biblical name, the resentment lingered. The Jewish ex-husband re-married and established a happy family with five children, and the half-Jewish daughter Rebecca turned her back on her mother, plunging into family life and blissfully bearing a child. When Rebecca told her mother of being pregnant, Alice Walker cut all (albeit tenuous) ties with her daughter. When Rebecca, herself a talented writer, published a frankly worded autobiography entitled, Black, White and Jewish revealing all the bumps in her road, Alice Mensenior Walker’s brewing hatred and helplessness rose to a crescendo. In retaliation she penned a new book, The Cushion in the Road, her frustration emerging as full-blown Jew-hatred disguised as antagonism to Israel.

In a review of the book the Anti-Defamation League writes: “Walker has crossed the line between any notion of legitimate criticism of Israel and anti-Semitism. She doesn’t merely rationalize Palestinian terror, trash the state of Israel and compare it to Nazi Germany. She also blasts Judaism and traditional Jewish beliefs (for which she blames any alleged misbehavior by individual Israelis or the state itself) and writes of Israelis in terms that are undeniably anti-Semitic.”

Alice Walker’s irrational Jew-hatred united the Jewish community in New York the way nothing had in recent years. When the 92 Street Y invited her to deliver a lecture, there was an unprecedented outcry by all segments of the Jewish public.

Her latest paranoid activity for the anti-Israel boycott, including her pressure on Alicia Keys not to perform in Israel with the warning cry: “Alice, save your soul! Boycott Israel!” reinforced an amazing boomerang effect.

Thanks to the Almighty, the substance that unites us seems to be activated, unlike the early days of Hitler when his Jewish followers refused to be dissuaded until it was too late. Let’s pray that in our days, enemies like Alice Walker should continue to exercise a positive impact.

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4 Responses to “Alice Walker: Our Enemies Unite Us”

  1. It looks she is senil or shizophrenic, why she doesn't take a plane and go to Israel and Palestina both sides, very simple, she is reach.

  2. Mercy Brown says:

    I’m Mercy brown by name I have a few testimony to share with you all about myself, I was in a relationship with this guy and for 3years and we were about getting married when we both have misunderstanding with each other and he ask me for a divorce and we both agreed and after 4months I head that he was having an affair with one of my closest friend and I was very upset and worried so a friend of my advice me and told me if I still love my ex and if I really want to have him back so I told her yes, and she ask me to contact Dr. Madurai the spell caster and I did although I never believe on spell so he gave me something when he was casting the spell and ask me to say my wishes on it and after the casting of the spell a receive a phone call from my ex and was ask me at which I did and now we are back together again I’m so happy and I wish not to ever have this mistake again in my life. I will also advice anyone with this kind of issue to contact him for help he is really nice on phone and always there to answer you question giving you the good advice that you need. his email is maduraitemple@yahoo.com.

  3. Mercy Brown says:

    I’m Mercy brown by name I have a few testimony to share with you all about myself, I was in a relationship with this guy and for 3years and we were about getting married when we both have misunderstanding with each other and he ask me for a divorce and we both agreed and after 4months I head that he was having an affair with one of my closest friend and I was very upset and worried so a friend of my advice me and told me if I still love my ex and if I really want to have him back so I told her yes, and she ask me to contact Dr. Madurai the spell caster and I did although I never believe on spell so he gave me something when he was casting the spell and ask me to say my wishes on it and after the casting of the spell a receive a phone call from my ex and was ask me at which I did and now we are back together again I’m so happy and I wish not to ever have this mistake again in my life. I will also advice anyone with this kind of issue to contact him for help he is really nice on phone and always there to answer you question giving you the good advice that you need. his email is maduraitemple@yahoo.com.

  4. Read this article to learn of the personal event in Alice Walker's life that triggered her hatred not just for Israel but for anything Jewish- including her daughter!

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