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October 22, 2011

NYT on Sukkot, Occupy Wall Street and anti-Semitism

http://www.jewishjournal.com/blog/item/nyt_on_sukkot_occupy_wall_street_and_anti-semitism_20111021/

Speaking of anti-Semitism, Occupy Wall Street’s anti-Semitic accents got picked up by the New York Times. The paper looked at what is happening in Zuccotti Park, where protesters are interacted with Jews celebrating Sukkot, before address the allegations of more than just fringe protesters hating on Jews.

A snippet:

An Oct. 13 article on the Web site of Commentary, a politically conservative magazine founded by the American Jewish Committee, though no longer affiliated with it, argued that “it isn’t just a few crackpots engaging in anti-Semitism.” The article said that the “main organizer behind the movement—Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn—has a history of anti-Jewish writing.”

Mr. Lasn did not return a message left on his Adbusters office voice mail in Vancouver, British Columbia. But Patrick Bruner, another member of the Occupy Wall Street press team, said the magazine Adbusters had helped prompt the protest movement with a call for action but otherwise had “not been active at all.” He said the Occupy Wall Street movement rejected any kind of racism or hatred, but also was “open source,” meaning that anyone could take part.

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