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Steve Bannon Is a “Proud Zionist”

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Larry Solov, Breitbart’s Jewish CEO, says “Breitbart’s origin story has its roots in Israel.”

WHEN PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump named Steve Bannon, the controversial media figure behind the alt-right website Breitbart News Network, as his “senior strategist” — major Jewish groups raised the alarm.

The Anti-Defamation League condemned the move, saying Bannon’s website was home to racists and fostered hatred against Jews. But to his Jewish defenders — which include Breitbart’s CEO and senior editors for the site — he is an ally and proud Zionist.

“I can say, without hesitation, that Steve is a friend of the Jewish people and a defender of Israel, as well as being a passionate American patriot and a great leader,” Joel Pollak, an Orthodox Jew and a senior editor for Breitbart News, wrote on Monday.

Indeed, Breitbart’s origin story has its roots in Israel, according to Larry Solov, Breitbart’s CEO and president, another close Jewish colleague of Bannon.

In a November 2015 post on Breitbart News, Solov describes the conception of the news site in 2007. It happened, Solov writes, during a trip to Israel with Andrew Breitbart, the Jewish founder and namesake of the website.

The site was born to defend the Jewish state.

“One thing we specifically discussed that night was our desire to start a site that would be unapologetically pro-freedom and pro-Israel,” Solov wrote. “We were sick of the anti-Israel bias of the mainstream media.”

Solov and Breitbart were “blown away by the spirit, tenacity and resourcefulness of the Israeli people on that trip,” Solov wrote.

Breitbart died in 2012 and Bannon became editor of the site.

Under Bannon’s leadership, the site became one of the best known platforms and gateways for the alt-right, a diverse group that traffics in White nationalism and racism. Richard Spencer, a founder of the political movement who advocates for the creation of a “white ethno-state,” called Breitbart a “gateway” to alt-right ideas and writers.

During Trump’s campaign, the site became particularly enamored with the Republican candidate and lampooned and attacked his opponents.

For Ben Shapiro, a former writer at Breitbart News, Bannon betrayed the original vision of the site’s founder.

“Andrew Breitbart despised racism,” Shapiro wrote on Monday. “With Bannon embracing Trump, all that changed. Now Breitbart has become the alt-right go-to website … pushing White ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for White supremacist mememakers.”

But even as the site may have appealed to anti-Semites, it retained its Zionist bona fides under Bannon.

In 2015, Bannon launched a Jerusalem branch of Breitbart News, which covers events in Israel. It is edited by Israel-based American reporter Aaron Klein, another Bannon advocate. Klein, a Yeshiva University graduate, is also a columnist for the Jewish Press, a weekly newspaper with a conservative bent.

Klein recently called the anti-Trump protests across the country a product of “professional agitators” who are seeking the “downfall of the U.S. capitalist system.”

The activist Pamela Geller, known for her anti-Islamic campaigning, also counts herself among Bannon’s Jewish allies. On Twitter, Geller defended Bannon recently, dismissing those who were characterizing Bannon as an anti-Semite.

“He partnered [with] Breitbart — a Jew,” she wrote. “He partnered [with] Larry Solov (after Breitbart died) a Jew. He worked [with] me — a Jew.” Then she added: #Zionist.

David Horowitz, founder of the conservative think tank David Horowitz Freedom Center also came to Bannon’s defense, saying Bannon does not have an “anti-Semitic bone in his body.”

“As a Jew who has worked for years with Steve Bannon,” Horowitz wrote in an email to the Forward, “I can tell you he is not an anti-Semite or a White nationalist.”

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Source: Forward

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4 Comments

  1. Mohammed Cohen
    November 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm — Reply

    It is no surprise to those who are aware of the Master Plan of the Zionists. Besides the most revealing and revered holy timeline of the “Protocol of the Elders of Zion” and the latest Israeli think-tanks’ “Greater Israel” Plan have, without any hesitations, described how to take over the new world… America and its mighty step-by-step highly efficient killing machine along with its blood line, the money control. Now that they have they have succeeded in doing the above, they are in total control of America and nothing the “irredeemables” can do about it. Instead, an aggressive drive to stem out the so called “internal threats” within the most specific segment of USA… the white Americans. Those Americans in particular who have the military skill as the returnees of our wars around the globe! So those with any type of military or security background better start making provisions to prepare for your mass arrests along with 24/7 microscopic eyes on your entire life and your family’s as well! And this ain’t it coz worse is yet to come!

  2. Dante Ardenz
    November 18, 2016 at 3:01 am — Reply

    Breitbart is a second generation Trotskyite front of typical Left \ Right Talmudic method . It was Neoconservative from its late addicted founders beginning it . They adored McCain , Romney , and the entire Conservative , International Jew agenda , War , Revolution ,Finance Capital ,until the Trump wave began . Initially ,this election year ; they supported Creepy Cruz ,the ” Constitutional- ist ” ,from Goldmen Sacks . When the ” Trump train ” became an express , Breitbart ,and it’s Jews bought a ticket to Ride !

  3. Rob
    November 18, 2016 at 10:09 am — Reply

    Thanks for this report. Trump team is surrounded by Zionist family members and uses hordes of Chosens as his lawyers. Trump and his eldest kids are all Israel-firster Zionists.

  4. Merryl
    November 18, 2016 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    You know, you might be right on this. I made an anti-Israel statement and Breitbart banned me.

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