Does Alice Walker Hate Jews or Just Her Jewish Ex-Husband?


Alice Walker’s bizarre obsession with Israel has led groups like the ADL to condemn her bigotry. But reading paragraphs like these make you wonder whether Alice Walker’s obsession with Israel and Jews may be about her Jewish ex-husband.

Walker, the ADL statement went on, “suggests that Israeli settlements are motivated by the concept that ‘possession is nine-tenths of the law,’ which she claims is a lesson she ‘learned from my Jewish lawyer former husband. This belief might even be enshrined in the Torah.’”

As bigotry goes, this is on the fairly crude side. If the targets weren’t Jews and the perp wasn’t a liberal icon, there would be condemnations coming in from all quarters.

But Alice Walker’s own personal issues are showing here. Her mention of her “Jewish lawyer former husband” casts her bigotry in a rather personal light.

In this single paragraph, we see Alice Walker conflating a timeless stereotype of the “Eternal Jew” who is out perpetrating the same crimes thousands of years ago as today… as embodied in the person of her ex-husband.

A meeting she describes with an elderly Palestinian woman in the territories is telling about the impetus behind Walker’s hostile attitude towards Jews and Israelis. The woman, upon accepting a gift from Walker, says “May God protect you from the Jews” to which Walker responds, “It’s too late, I already married one.”

It does seem as if Alice Walker’s antisemitism is rather personal. Unable to conceive of her relationship with her husband as a personal issue, she elevates it to a global one.

In Alice Walker’s mind, she was a “Palestinian” being impressed by the timeless evil of the Jews.

And again there’s a culture of silence about this because you’re not supposed to discuss the bigotry of an “important” minority writer.

Does Walker’s hatred for Jews extend to supporting mass murder? Of course it does.

Walker is careful to step on just about every possible rhetorical mine, even condoning terrorism against Israeli civilians. She claims that the existence of groups like Hamas is the result of an inability to resolve the situation using nonviolent means. She adds that she finds it “dishonest… that people claim not to understand the desperate, last ditch resistance involved in suicide bombings; blaming the oppressed for using their bodies where the Israeli army uses armored tanks.”

Hamas is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. Its existence has nothing to do with resistance and everything to do with the belief in Islamic Supremacism. Its major documents call for the mass murder of Jews.

But that’s something Walker probably supports.


  • Seek

    Why would any Jewish man marry this woman in the first place? Can’t find any white women to say “yes?” In a sense, Ms. Walker’s anti-Jewish worldview is payback through displacement. Dr. Freud: Call your office.

    • OfficialPro

      My guess is, he wanted it for street cred among the civil rights crowd. Or he fetishised black women and this was one who was willing to get with him, because hello, civil rights attorney! But I don’t think he stopped to consider that the woman was in fact cuckoo for cocoa puffs, which doesn’t make for a good relationship no matter what color the participants may be.

    • TheMsmother

      Are you aware that they were almost murdered when they got married. I think she has gone a little loopy in her old age, but at one point they were clearly in love. But, what I want to know is what difference her color makes? ‘crazy’ is equal opportunity my dear. I’ve run into plenty of psychos of every race. But you have some nerve putting her down for being a racist. Seems like you two have something in common.

  • poetcomic1

    Her ex-husband was a major Jewish civil-rights lawyer, a passionate and self-sacrificing liberal who married her in the 1960’s and endured a lot of sh-t for it back then from KKK types. they were said to be the first inter-racial couple married in Mississippi. The crime of being white and Jewish trumps all of that, of course.

    • RoxanneRoxanadana

      All ethnicities & races have their thieves & liars; the combination is what makes for an attorney. It’s too bad she can’t recognize Johnnie Cochrane & Thurgood Marshall were also lawyers.

      • OfficialPro

        I think Thurgood Marshall was already dead and married by then?

        • RoxanneRoxanadana

          Justice Peggy Quince, of the Florida Supreme Court, is alive & well today.

    • OfficialPro

      I guess that guy eventually found out that marrying a person just because they embody that which they’ve been fighting for, doesn’t always work out.

      I’m sure there are some who would say, that he married her because he “fetishised” black people or something. Just like there are those who say white men who marry (or exclusively date) asian women “fetishise” them.

      It also makes me wonder whether Alice Walker was always batfeces and he just chose to ignore it over the haze of lust, or it slowly evolved over the years.

  • altoM5

    She should marry a Palestinian. That should bring her into balance.

    • Softly Bob

      Yes, when she’s bound inside a burqa, has been given death threats by her own son and has been raped by the local Imam, I guess she’ll realize just how much of a picnic life with her Jewish husband was!

      • Immortal Whisper

        You are such a stupid, bigoted, moron. You, along with almost everyone who supports the state of Israel has been brainwashed into believing that the Palestinians, not the Israelis are the real criminals. These people have had their land stolen from them while the rest of the world quietly watched. They been murdered, raped, had their homes destroyed and no one has even lifted a finger to help them. Then, you have someone speaking out against the crimes committed by the State of Israel and all of a sudden, she’s the bad guy. It’s time people like you began to re-evaluate your morals and realize that Palestininas are HUMANS.

        • thisguystaint

          “They been murdered, raped, had their homes destroyed and no one has even lifted a finger to help them” this is a supreme and nauseating lie. The murder is done to Israelis in their schools and beds by palestinian fascists. the palestinians receive billions in aid to continue to live in their own bile of hatred

      • Admiral_Shackleford

        nah, she’d probably just get a divorce and then hold speeches about how horrible arabs and muslims are. Then she can hate everyone! Just because you’re a good book writer doesn’t make you a political genius.