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New York Post Letter to the Editor

  • June 20, 2013

  Pulitzer-winning prejudice: Alice Walker and Israel

  • Last Updated: 11:26 PM, June 20, 2013
  • Posted: 10:09 PM, June 20, 2013

The Issue: Author Alice Walker’s request that musician Alicia Keys cancel a performance in Israel.


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

Anti-Defamation League