RACIST: Young Israel Calls on Newsweek to Fire Reporter Who Tweeted Anti-Semitic Tropes


The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today called on Newsweek to fire Nina Burleigh, its national political correspondent, after she tweeted anti-Semitic tropes.

Burleigh’s tweet came in response to a series of tweets by writer Sarah Kendzior, in which she questioned why the media fails to follow up on stories relating to certain Jewish organizations and entities relating to Israel. Kendzior referenced the Chabad movement, which works to promote Judaism worldwide, and noted “how Chabad is used as a cover for criminal activity by international mafias.” Kendzior stated that “the press seems particularly reluctant to pursue these [stories],” and that it “is not surprising since those who do write about them are threatened.”

Replying to Kendzior’s thread, Burleigh tweeted, “Interesting thread. To answer your final question, Israel, mossad, Chabad and black cube…you’re hitting the third rail of American journalism, Sarah.” The troubling reference to “the third rail” indicates that Burleigh believes topics involving the State of Israel and Jews in general are too controversial to discuss.

“Nina Burleigh’s intimation that Israel and Jews in general are inherently controversial smacks of anti-Semitism and racist undertones,” said the National Council of Young Israel. “Rather than presenting a degree of objectivity, which should be the hallmark of any journalist, this reporter instead exhibited a bias that perpetuates anti-Israel animus and propagates anti-Semitism. In light of Nina Burleigh’s disturbing comments regarding Israel and Jews that revealed her prejudicial views and compromised her impartiality, Newsweek should immediately terminate her employment. Using one’s platform as a reporter to disseminate anti-Semitic prose is unacceptable, and Newsweek has a duty to ensure that there are ramifications for Ms. Burleigh’s offensive remarks.”

“Nina Burleigh’s comments about Chabad are particularly egregious, in that they come just a short time after we marked the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, which killed Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, and several others,” added the National Council of Young Israel. “Ms. Burleigh’s incendiary and insensitive remarks concerning Chabad were in extremely poor taste, in that they espouse a Jewish conspiracy theory that is completely unfounded and unbecoming.”



  1. This one rakes the cake. Though the letter says, “using one’s platform as a journalist”, and she was merely tweeting. The point is, her espusal of something so primitively naive should disqualifier for bad judgement and naivite.

  2. Brilliant. The Young Israel is right. This is cradle born antisemitic wagers that the jews are rate and work for just a bicker that can not be mitt simple.

    She is a wonderful journalist of left pursuasion. Her work for women’s ad-lib rights seems quite succinct for the days we have lived this past 30 years of the century last. We might assume she was P.C. all the way except that third rail that never settles.

    Really, I am not going after her. She is welcome her criticism. There may in fact ever be a conspiracy by any entity that refuses any change or charity. Let the reporter do her job.

    But in any sense, Young Israel is ready too. I have yet not worked them into my life much but I gather that if Jacob is young as Israel, Hashem has just asked him to assume a new name. He is unsure the future and unsure what is nu. But he will learn.

    Let the story be told more. I want to know if our friend Nina really did have a manner wrong given to her. She like any on the left will bark before the bites come in. Dog world. Shes no exception and neither sometimes are we.

    So nu.

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