Alice Walker

Color Purple Author Smears Israel with False Colors

Author/poet Alice Walker (1983 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction for The Color Purple), also something of a fringe activist, vilified Israel and Jews during a 2010 book tour to promote her new book based on travels to Africa and “Palestine/Israel.” Did Jewish philanthropists conduct due diligence before supporting her appearances?

The New York Times Features Alice Walker’s Recommendation of Deranged Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Book

It is not news that author Alice Walker is a longstanding anti-Israel activist, that she frequently crosses the line into outright anti-Semitism, and that she promotes the theories of flagrant, anti-Jewish racist David Icke. Yet it is Alice Walker whom the NY Times featured in a book column, dutifully relaying her recommendation of Icke’s anti-Semitic book without any qualification or disclaimer.

C-SPAN Provides Platform for Radical Activist Medea Benjamin

Activist Medea (formerly Susan) Benjamin maligns Israel and demands end to U.S.-Israel military alliance. She might be seen as living up to her self-assigned name, that of a mythological Greek enchantress and witch. Certainly her anti-U.S., anti-Israel mind-set relies on myths.

Washington Post Flotilla II Coverage Lost at Sea

 The Washington Post's reputation for investigative journalism, from 1970s Watergate coverage on, is well known. But when it comes to the story behind the much-hyped "Gaza aid flotilla II," The Post doesn't want to know. Late June reporting was a poor example for journalists and a disservice to readers.