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Would the Washington Post accept an op-ed calling for the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Israel?

Here’s a question. Since when does the Washington Post accept editorials calling for ethnic cleansing? I don’t see a Boko Haram leader getting an op-ed piece there. Even an Eastern European calling for the expulsion of some ethnic group for peace and stability probably wouldn’t make it past the editorial board.

But the Destroy Israel crowd is celebrating that they got a piece into the Washington Post suggesting the need for the expulsion of 389,000 Jews (by their own account) from parts of Israel.

The piece, by Microsoft senior researcher Glen Weyl and defender of dead tyrant Hugo Chavez, Steven Levitsky, is a boycott Israel rant by two “Zionists” who just “love” Israel so much that they feel it needs to be boycotted. We’ve seen this before from the Destroy Israel crowd whose members attempt to package their anti-Israel propaganda as love of Israel.

Some of this crowd will defend Hamas and claim that they only do it because they love Israel so much. Any day one of them will join Hamas, blow himself up on an Israeli bus and claim that he only did it because he’s a Zionist.

This kind of gaslighting is easy and obvious enough to see through.

“Supporters of Israel” don’t boycott Israel. They don’t call for the ethnic cleansing of Jews. This routine is right up there with, “I only beat my wife because I love her so much.”

But there’s no point in dwelling on the core cynicism of a Steven Levitsky or a Glen Weyl in packaging their hatred of the Jewish State as Zionism. The more troubling thing is how easy it is to get any hateful screed into the Washington Post these days as long as it targets the


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