But, in the case of Alice Walker, you would be very wrong. She has been in that anti-Israel Kool-Aid big time!
The author Alice Walker has told an Israeli publisher that she will not permit it to release a Hebrew-language translation of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Color Purple,” as a protest of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
In a letter dated June 9 to the publisher Yediot Books, Ms. Walker cited her involvement in a tribunal that convened last fall in South Africa and “determined that Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.” She added, “I grew up under American apartheid and this was far worse.”
Ms. Walker’s letter was published at the Web site of an organization called the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel and reported by Israeli newspapers including Haaretz.
Ah, how sad. How very sad that propaganda can work on supposedly bright people. Chris Wysocki adds this thought which sums this up well
To equate the terrorists of Hamas with the sad history of Black Americans is to throw your lot in with the New Black Panthers and vile racist Jew-haters like Charles Barron. Who, ironically for Ms. Walker, was recently endorsed in his congressional election bid by white-supremacist David Duke.
So, the question has to be asked. Is Walker acting out of ignorance? Or pure bigotry?