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”.
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.
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.