This is Bari Weiss (Jew):
Bari Weiss was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Lou and Amy Weiss. She grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, and graduated from Pittsburgh’s Community Day School and Shady Side Academy. The eldest of four sisters, she attended the Tree of Life Synagogue and had her bat mitzvah ceremony there. After high school, Weiss went to Israel on a Nativ gap year program.
Weiss has expressed support for Israel and Zionism in her columns. When writer Andrew Sullivan described her as an “unhinged Zionist”, she responded saying she “happily plead[s] guilty as charged.”
This is us moving in on the New York Times:
In blistering resignation letter, Jewish editor and writer says she was publicly demeaned by colleagues, who mocked ‘my work and my character’
JTA — Bari Weiss, the Jewish opinion writer and editor who has been a lightning rod for left-wing critics, has resigned from The New York Times.
I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m ‘writing about the Jews again,’” she wrote.
Because enough leftists are now aware that this is what Jews get into positions of influence in order to do: promote the interests of their own tribe. And enough leftists now understand that such behaviour is despicable.
Weiss criticized the way a number of articles were handled, several of which related to Jewish themes.
“It took the paper two days and two jobs to say that the Tom Cotton op-ed ‘fell short of our standards.’ We attached an editor’s note on a travel story about Jaffa shortly after it was published because it ‘failed to touch on important aspects of Jaffa’s makeup and its history.’ But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati,” she wrote.
Because Walker is on our side:
In January 2009, she was one of over 50 signatories of a letter protesting against the Toronto International Film Festival’s “City to City” spotlight on Israeli filmmakers, and condemning Israel as an “apartheid regime.”
Two months later, Walker and 60 other female activists from the anti-war group Code Pink traveled to Gaza in response to the Gaza War. Their purpose was to deliver aid, to meet with NGOs and residents, and to persuade Israel and Egypt to open their borders with Gaza. She planned to visit Gaza again in December 2009 to participate in the Gaza Freedom March.
On June 23, 2011, she announced plans to participate in an aid flotilla to Gaza that attempted to break Israel’s naval blockade. Her participation in the 2011 Gaza flotilla prompted an op-ed, headlined “Alice Walker’s bigotry,” written by American law professor Alan Dershowitz in The Jerusalem Post. Dershowitz said, by participating in the flotilla to evade the blockade, she was “provid[ing] material support for terrorism.”
Walker is a judge member of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. She supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. In 2012, Walker refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her book The Color Purple, criticizing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.”
and the NYT is gradually taking our side. And this in turn is because our side is the side of true social justice. And that Weiss doesn’t like this tells us everything we need to know about her. Compare Walker’s record with Weiss’: which of the two is a better representative of what leftism is meant to be?
Back to Weiss:
Weiss has been a persistent critic of progressive spaces that have excluded Jews identifying as Zionists. She has written about accusations that Women’s March organizers did not address anti-Semitism and a Chicago lesbian rally that excluded Jews who carried banners with a Star of David because the event was “anti-Zionist” and “pro-Palestinian.”
“What concerns me, and this is sort of what’s behind my piece on the Women’s March or the [Chicago] Dyke March, is a progressivism that forces Jews to check their Jewish or pro-Israel or Zionist identity at the door in order to be good progressives,”Weiss told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in 2018.
Excluding pro-Israel Jews is merely ideological consistency for anti-racists. By our standards it is if anything too weak: individuals with Jewish parents should need to additionally denounce Judaism and voluntarily refrain from reproducing if they wish to credibly demonstrate their anti-racism.
That Weiss is opposed even to the far weaker standards of Women’s March etc. exposes precisely why a Jew cannot be trusted to be a journalist. Especially not one who has written a book which uses in its title a nonsense term which insults the intelligence of everyone reading it:
And, though it took some time (the above book was published in February), NYT is evidently beginning to understand this. Jewishness itself is racism, therefore a consistent anti-racism must include anti-Jewishness.