Karen Pollock, the chief executive of the UK’s Holocaust Educational Trust, wrote on Twitter, “Great work championing women’s rights, don’t worry about hatred of Jews. How depressing.”
Can you admire an anti-Semite and advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions https://t.co/VVUPyU1Tjm— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) January 4, 2019
Jewish Chronicle editor-in-chief Stephen Pollard shared a link to the article, writing, “Ladies and gentlemen, here’s this year’s ‘Mussolini made the trains run on time’ piece.”
“Life is full of contradictions” Indeed. Great work championing women’s rights, don’t worry about hatred of Jews. How depressing @latimes: Can you admire Louis Farrakhan and still advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions https://t.co/tY1j7QzEIc— Karen Pollock (@KarenPollock100) January 6, 2019
Rabbi Joshua Yuter pointed out that this was “the second week in a row, a Woman’s March apologia for antisemitism gets disseminated on Shabbat.”
Ladies and gentlemen, here's this year's 'Mussolini made the trains run on time' piece.https://t.co/kzjdFyslya— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) January 5, 2019
And historian, economist and former White House official Bruce Bartlett shared a link to the article, writing, “The open displays of antisemitism I see today would have been unthinkable in the past.” Hundreds of other social media users accused the newspaper of hypocrisy and of whitewashing antisemitism.
For the second week in a row, a Woman's March apologia for anti-Semitism gets disseminated on Shabbat. #PSA We *do* go online after havdallah https://t.co/xRsD78tOz4— Rabbi Josh Yuter (@JYuter) January 6, 2019
Responding to one such criticism on Twitter, Abcarian essentially doubled down on her column, writing that she wasn’t okay with admiring Farrakhan, but rather that she “questioned the very need for such a women’s organization. I believe it is possible to work to advance women’s rights and also, foolishly, embrace a bigot.”Thousands appear to disagree.
The open displays of anti-Semitism I see today would have been unthinkable in the past. https://t.co/DtWXsZFvov— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) January 5, 2019