The reason he wrote about Alice Walker NOW was because she recommended a book by an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist in the New York Times last week. So his response was TIMELY. We can denounce the cynical conflation of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, and still admit that Alice Walker is anti-Zionist AND anti-Semitic. See Roxane Gay’s tweet below.
Tweet from writer Roxane Gay on December 17:
Alice Walker has been anti-Semitic for years. I talk about it at my events when I talk about how much I appreciate Possessing the Secret of Joy.