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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

An Unfair Attack Against Breitbart and Steve Bannon by ADL

In case you didn't know it, there is no love lost between two of the largest Jewish organizations in America, the Zionist Organization of America and the Anti-Defamation League. So now that ZOA has invited Trump adviser Breitbart's Steve Bannon to attend a gala dinner, ADL's CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has objected on the grounds that Breitbart News (in his opinion) is anti-Semitic and the same goes for Bannon.

To whit, ZOA CEO Mort Klein replies, "Nonsense".

https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/11/15/amid-antisemitism-controversy-senior-trump-adviser-stephen-bannon-to-attend-major-pro-israel-groups-gala-dinner/

First of all, let me state on the record-as I have many times- I have received great support over the years from ZOA when it comes to exposing anti-Semitism on the UC Irvine campus. I can't say the same for ADL. I vividly remember several years when the Muslim Student Union was holding their annual hate-Israel week of events and seeing the Orange County head of ADL watching the speakers rant and rave while he said absolutely nothing. He had a chance to ask questions of speakers during the q and a (as I always do), but he chose not to.

More to the point, however: Over the past few years, I have had occasion to have a few of my reports posted on Breibart. Here are two that pertain to anti-Semitism.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/02/17/blind-hate-drives-islamists-to-absurdity/


http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/05/17/university-california-professor-milo-offensive-anti-zionism-week/

So, while I am not acquainted with Steve Bannon,  I understand he has been a Breitbart News board member since 2012. The above reports were posted in 2015 and 2016. I certainly don't see Breitbart as being hostile to Jews.

Just for what it's worth.

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