At the Diversity-Focused “New York Times,” Jews Who Are Proud of Israel Aren’t Welcome

February 1, 2021 | Bari Weiss
About the author: Bari Weiss is the author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism. She is a former opinion editor and writer at the New York Times.

In a wide-ranging interview with Megyn Kelly, the Mosaic contributor and former New York Times editor Bari Weiss discusses, inter alia, the intolerant attitudes of the “woke” left to any challenges to its ever-evolving orthodoxies—and toward Jews and the Jewish state. Weiss recounts hearing that one colleague at the Times had asked another, in a mocking tone, “Is Bari Weiss writing about the Jews again?”—noting that such a comment would be “unfathomable” if it were made about a member of just about any other minority group. Eventually she left the publication after months of harassment. Around the 52-minute mark, the conversation turns more specifically to the thin line between so-called anti-racism and anti-Semitism, and the ways that the state of Israel has been turned into a symbol of evil. (Audio, 101 minutes.)

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