Former WH adviser Sebastian Gorka
Former WH adviser Sebastian Gorka Reuters

Certain “liberal elements” of the American Jewish community have “basically become anti-Israeli,” former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka said in a radio interview.

Gorka agreed with right-wing radio talk show host Michael Savage that the Jewish Daily Forward leveled a “smear campaign” against him, saying the publication published 45 “hit pieces” against him in recent months.

Gorka said he believes the far-left has attacked him in the media because: “In everything I have ever done I have been a great friend of Israel I have spoken with honestly about the threat of jihadism in the United States.”

Gorka noted that “(S)ome great Jewish Americans came to my defense,” naming specifically Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization.

Gorka said that certain left-wing American Jews such as the authors of The Forward's attacks on him are “doing so much to betray our (the United States’) great friendship with Jerusalem.”

He said his left-wing supporters “told me that this is one of the saddest phenomena of American politics now that the liberal element of the American Jewish population has basically become anti-Israeli. It’s the greatest, saddest paradox. You know there are key people such as at The Forward, who are pro-BDS, who are pro-Iran deal. It’s this very tragic phenomena that the people who should be supporting Israel and US-Israel relations the most have really done so much to betray our great friendship with Jerusalem.”

An investigation by the Forward months ago quoted leaders of the Historical Vitezi Rend, a namesake of a defunct order of merit that existed under Hungary’s Nazi-allied government, alleging Gorka had sworn allegiance to the movement. The original group ceased to exist in the 1940s following Nazi Germany’s defeat. Gorka has worn the organization’s medal to public events, saying he does so to honor his father who was awarded the medal for his anti-Nazi and anti-communist activity. Gorka denied membership in the Vitez Rend, the original group, but not in the Historical Vitezi Rand. He also has denied being a fascist or anti-Semite and his actions substantiate that denial.

Gorka, a former editor of the right-wing Breitbart news website, is expected to return to Breitbart in some capacity.

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