Alice Walker Characterizes Crowning Of Ethiopian Miss Israel As A “Ploy”

In her latest rant against Israel, author and lizard lover Alice Walker claims Israel’s crowning of Ethiopian Jew Titi Aynaw as Miss Israel is nothing more than a ploy.

http://alicewalkersgarden.com/2013/06/blessed-unhingedness-and-the-struggle-to-free-palestine/

Alice-WalkerMy true relationship to all younger artists and people in general is as teacher, elder, guide, voice. At almost seventy, I am not crushed if my advice is ignored. My response to Alicia Keys’ decision to sing in Israel despite the cultural boycott against its corporations and institutions can be viewed on my website. alicewalkersgarden.com. I support her right to do whatever her conscience demands, as much as I myself support BDS, i.e. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. It is the only viable and non-violent option for changing and making more humane what is happening in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Not just to Palestinians, but to Jews. Speaking generally of the deafening silence of so many of its citizens, Israel appears to have lost those things Martin Luther King, Jr. thought so highly of in the Jews who stood beside us in the Southern Freedom Movement: a love of justice, compassion, a moral compass, truthfulness.

That a black acquaintance of Friedman’s is quoted as saying Keys made the right decision to go to Israel reminds me of how easy it can be to be used in an article of this kind. This same person probably thinks Israel truly honors Africans and Ethiopian Jews because it crowns one young black Ethiopian woman it’s national beauty queen. I am sure there has been much laughter in Israel about this ploy. It must have cost next to nothing to pull off because it is unusual for people who have very little to immediately recognize when even that is being taken from them.

Titi-washing?

Walker also displays vehement antisemitism, right after claiming people criticizing Israeli “violence” are unfairly called antisemitic.

Such behavior is not sane and must be condemned, and stopped, for the safety of everyone. To say that anyone who criticizes this kind of violence  is “anti-Semitic” is truly warped.  Besides, it turns out that the Arabs, the Palestinians, are Semites, and that perhaps 94 per cent of Jews, the Askenazi who hail from ancient  Kharzaria in the Caucusus,  are not.

The Jews=Khazars claim is a favorite of antisemities, neo Nazis and other assorted pond scum.

In other Alice Walker news, the ADL has taken her to task for her antisemitism.

New Book from Alice Walker Contains ‘Shocking’ 80-Page Screed Against Israel & Jews

New York, June 18, 2013 … Alice Walker, the American writer who has long made clear her antipathy toward the state of Israel, “has taken her extreme and hostile views to a shocking new level” in her latest book of meditations on life and her personal activism, according to a review of the book by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

Walker’s “The Cushion in the Road” (The New Press, 2013) devotes 80 pages to a screed on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict replete with fervently anti-Jewish ideas and peppered with explicit comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany.

The 12 essays of the section, titled “On Palestine,” which make up a quarter of the book, are rife with comparisons of Israelis to Nazis, denigrations of Judaism and Jews, and statements suggesting that Israel should cease to exist as a Jewish state. Walker’s book also attempts to justify terrorism against Israeli civilians, claiming that the “oppressed” Palestinians should not be blamed for carrying out suicide bombings.

“Alice Walker has sunk to new lows with essays that remove the gloss of her anti-Israel activism to reveal someone who is unabashedly infected with anti-Semitism,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “She has taken her extreme and hostile views to a shocking new level, revealing the depth of her hatred of Jews and Israel to a degree that we have not witnessed before. Her descriptions of the conflict are so grossly inaccurate and biased that it seems Walker wants the uninformed reader to come away sharing her hate-filled conclusions that Israel is committing the greatest atrocity in the history of the world.”

Walker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American writer, essayist and poet, has a long history of biased statements against Israel. She has traveled repeatedly to the West Bank and Gaza to protest Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people. In June 2012 she refused to allow an Israeli company to publish a Hebrew edition of her classic novel, “The Color Purple,” in protest of what she described as Israel’s “apartheid” policies and “persecution of the Palestinian people.” Most recently, Walker wrote a letter calling on the singer-songwriter Alicia Keys to cancel her upcoming July 4th concert appearance in Tel Aviv in protest of Israel’s policies.

In “The Cushion in the Road,” Walker describes Israel’s actions vis-à-vis the Palestinians as “genocide,” “ethnic cleansing,” “crimes against humanity,” and “cruelty and diabolical torture.”

Some selected excerpts from the book:

  • Speaking of Black churches whose leaders recount Biblical stories about the Israelites’ various triumphs and travails, Walker writes, “It amazes me, in these churches, that there is no discussion of the fact that the other behavior we learned about in the Bible stories: the rapes, the murders, the pillaging, the enslavement of the conquered, the confiscation of land, the brutal domination and colonization of all ‘others’ is still front and center in Israel’s behavior today.”
  • Walker analogizes the Palestinians’ situation with the civil rights era and discrimination against Blacks in the American South. She writes: “It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multibranched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel’s attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land.”
  • On several occasions Walker seems to indicate that the purported evils of modern-day Israel are a direct result of Jewish values, alleging that Jews behave the way they do because they believe in their “supremacy.” She 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.”
  • When discussing Israel’s alleged theft of Palestinian land, she writes, “Can people who hunger so desperately for what other people have ever have enough? One thinks of Hitler, of course, and Napoleon….” She writes of the inclusion of Israeli films in the 2009 Toronto Film Festival that it was comparable to “festivals in the past, festivals leading up to World War II,” which were designed to “make the bully look more respectable.”

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comments

  • JRmo

    she must have a lot of free time, which she likes to spend in hatred

  • Jonny Gee

    Alice Walker – go to an Arab/Muslim country and get a clitoridectomy.

    • cba

      The sorta-kinda sequel she wrote to The Color Purple was about a woman (a minor character in TCP) who had what was referred to as “the female initiation ceremony.”

  • Travis

    God she is one vile humanoid.

  • Jim from Iowa

    Hey, Aussie Dave and Abe Foxman are on the same page with Alice Walker. Maybe Dave should be asked to sit on the ADL Board of Directors. Ms. Walker doesn’t seem to be just going through the motions of posturing her support for the Palestinians. She seems to have it in for Israel and the Jews for whatever reason.

    • Irit

      That is quite usual for types such as she. They really don’t give a damn about the the Arabs, they are in this out of hatred of Jews and Judaism. For them the Arabs are just a useful means for their Jew-hating ends.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Alice Walker needs to die in an industrial accident of some sort.

  • Norman B.

    Alice Walker is another has been living on her royalties and media celebrity afterglow. Eventually when the hype dies down, people tend to recognize a phony.

  • Daniel

    She’s also a famed author who mistakes “it’s” for “its”:

    “…because it crowns one young black Ethiopian woman it’s national beauty queen.”

  • dcdoc

    A couple of remarks apropos Alice Walker:

    1) Just this past month Walker as a featured speaker at NYC’s 92nd Street Y, an ostensibly Jewish communal organization. How outrageous is it the UJA Federation dollars go to underwrite the showcasing of a screaming anti-Semite?

    2) Walker is a detestable antisemite, but she can be made to serve a useful purpose, that being to point to her as a poster girl for the BDS movement and other forms of Jew-hatred. Her antisemitism is so explicit and easily proven up, and Walker links to the likes of Amy Goodman of Pacifica Radio, where she holds forth so ignorantly and hatefully on the I-P conflict.

    [Aussie Dave is to subtle with the "Titi-washing" crack." He should explain for the benefit of those who may not understand the allusion to the crackpot antisemitic notion of "pinkwashing," perhaps providing links. And he out to link to posts to this blog, Elder of Ziyon, and elsewhere that go into some detail about Walker's lunatic "cosmology." Like tin cans tied to the bumper of car, those cites ought to go wherever she goes, so all may know the whole "package."]

    • http://www.israellycool.com/ Aussie Dave

      I think most, if not all, our readers understand the washing comments, since we have made them on numerous occasions. As for linking to her lunatic “cosmology”, perhaps you need to reread the post and follow the link I provided.

  • http://None Ha”Ari Zion

    Alice Walker,

    Listen and Listen Good. You the most disgusting hate filled, anti-Semitic piece of Schvartza shit on this planet. You are just as bad as Farakahn. Both of you deserve to be arrested for crimes against humanity and the Jewish people and put on trial.

  • Andy Gill

    Alice Walker is a vile racist. And she seems to be quite barmy as well. The vicious old slag should be taken into care. She is a disgrace to her race.

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