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By Rachel Wahba

June 5th, 2013

The Times of Israel

Reading famed author Alice Walker’s recent call on R&B singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel sent waves of grief spiraling through my veins. I have known for a long time that Walker is no friend of Israel and has issues that I can only call anti-Semitism, but to actually read the words of this letter… it is simply more of the same old Jew-hatred against Jewish self-determination masked in “progressive” rhetoric that we see all too often these days. Walker claims she is “not against individuals (Israelis),” but she wants to fight an “apartheid state.”

She counsels Ms. Keys against “destroying her soul” by performing in Israel.  She states that the situation in Israel is “a vast eye-opener into the causes of much of the affliction in our suffering world.”

 

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