Stephen Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and new press chief, has been maligned non-stop by the media and Jewish liberal organizations who have been venting their disappointment and hysterically attacking Trump and his senior advisors since his victory in the recent presidential elections. Bannon, the executive chairman of the right-wing Breitbart News website, was the first appointment announced by Trump, after which he was immediately besmirched as an anti-Semite based on one comment that his estranged wife said about him 2 decades ago.
For example, this past Sunday, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said in a statement, “It is a sad day when a man who presided over the premier website of a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists — is slated to be a senior staff member in the ‘people’s house.’”
The liberals’ hysterical mudslinging is all the more laughable in view of the Zionist Organization of America’s open statement to The Algemeiner before its upcoming annual awards gala in New York City on Sunday, which Bannon is slated to attend.
ZOA executive direction Morton Klein emphasized, “Bannon is not an anti-Semite at all. He’s never said or written anything that is anti-Semitic. If he was an anti-Semite in any way, shape or form, I’d be screaming.”
ZOA said its “own experience and analysis of Breitbart articles confirms Mr. Bannon’s and Breitbart’s friendship and fair-mindedness towards Israel and the Jewish people. To accuse Mr. Bannon and Breitbart of anti-Semitism is Orwellian. In fact, Breitbart bravely fights against anti-Semitism.”
“The ADL should be ashamed of themselves,” Klein said. “To assassinate the character of a man who is extremely pro-Israel and pro-Jewish and to promote an image that he’s antisemitic, that’s rubbish. Bannon is a champion for Israel and the opposite of an antisemite.”