Again, ‘NYT’ ties anti-Zionism to white supremacism (apropos of Ron Paul)

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Frank Bruni
Frank Bruni

One great thing about the Ron Paul campaign is that it might actually politicize Zionism. The press will have to quote anti-Zionists and non-Zionists, and Americans will get to decide who has the better case. Of course so far the attention has been negative: for instance, Paul got Shlomo Sand’s book The Invention of the Jewish People on to the front page of the New York Times a week back, but linked to white supremacist texts. 

Well, here they go again: The New York Times’s Frank Bruni, on the Iowa caucuses:

Last week, Paul remained at or near the top of polls of the state’s Republicans, despite his refusal to disavow support from white supremacist and anti-Zionist groups..

What’s the group? I missed this. What anti-Zionist group was Paul working with? Then Bruni turns to a rightwinger to try and discredit Paul:

He terrifies more pragmatic conservatives like the commentator Michael Medved, who has called him “Dr. Demento.” Medved wrote in The Daily Beast last week that a strong showing by Paul in the caucuses and beyond would be “disastrous to Republican prospects,” validating the impression that “today’s Republicans have become a wild and crazy bunch, harboring oddball, irresponsible notions that place them far outside the American mainstream and make them untrustworthy when it comes to the serious business of governance.”

What does more practical mean? Medved is a pro-Israel guy. That’s why he doesn’t like Paul. Medved writes columns about why God would favor Republicans. And in this speech at a Philadelphia-area synagogue I went to, he urged American Jews to visit the country to which his brother emigrated and to promote Israel in the U.S. And he blamed the Oslo massacre last summer on Muslim extremists. The voice of moderation!

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When prominent Jews start to criticize our media’s old fashioned racist anti-Semitic imagry of swarthy complected Palestinians and Arabs, we might give more credibility to their attempts to link white racists and anti-Zionists. The more obvious link is white racist Christian Zionists and Jewish Zionists — both white-minded extroardinare.

“Last week, Paul remained at or near the top of polls of the state’s Republicans, despite his refusal to disavow support from white supremacist and anti-Zionist groups..” So those guys, want to equate term : Republican, with being obligatory pro-Zionist, 100% pro-Israel. They are working hard to instill this new… Read more »

“despite his refusal to disavow support from white supremacist and anti-Zionist groups..” ?? does all of this “go without saying”? Is this a mere (but deplorable) SMEAR? Or are details given? God, I hate pure SMEARs. Of course, I don’t agree that the two categories should be given equal billing,… Read more »

“What anti-Zionist group was Paul working with?” One example is the John Birch Society. Rep Paul and his offspring were there at their latest conference getting support. I would certainly call it anti-zionist, as well as racist. (their main legislative goal this year is supporting voting laws that will effectively… Read more »

Linking white racist to anti zionist is a desperate strategy on the part of the zios. That will be totally meaningless to Paul supporters and totally meaningless to any Repubs he may steal from the Repub establisment. Not saying repubs are racist, but am saying they don’t give a crap… Read more »