Killgore may or may not be an anti-Semite, but he certainly could be mistaken for one. That is a strong statement, to be sure, but it seems a fair assessment after spending some time at the website for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (www.wrmea.com), of which he is the co-founder and publisher.
The site?s front page keeps a counter only of foreign aid money given to Israel. It calls for ending all military aid to Israel, though there is no similar call for ending the exact same level of aid given each year to Egypt for the same purpose, an arrangement that has existed since the Camp David Accords in 1978.
Killgore?s website also has a ?Neocon Corner,? where he and others castigate one Jew or another for their sinister loyalties to Israel. (One execption was a hit piece on Dick Cheney.) Typical is a recent column on Richard Perle, former head of the Defense Policy Board. In the course of 800 words, Killgore refers to Perle as: a ?fervent Zionist,? a ?dyed-in-the-wool Israel-Firster,? part of the ?Zionist lobby,? ?always active in Zionist organizations,? the ?Prince of Darkness,? and a ?Zionist ideologue.?
On its web page listing 27 ?charitable organizations? are several with which no reasonable group would affiliate. Many are well-known for their radical Islamist agendas, and two in particular should have raised red flags: the United Palestinian Appeal and the Kinder USA, both ?charitable? organizations who share leadership with the Holy Land Foundation, which was closed in December 2001 for allegedly funneling money to Hamas.
Given Killgore?s clear biases, it is tempting to use the old line about the kettle and the pot. More apt, however, would be the analogy, ?said the desert to the grain of sand.?
Joel Mowbray, who got his start with Townhall.com, is an award-winning investigative journalist, nationally-syndicated columnist and author of Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security.
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