Hollywood – where are you?
Hollywood – where are you?

Let’s first establish the proposition; which is that anyone who falls in step behind Linda Sarsour and her Women’s March is a fellow traveler with anti-Semitism.

There is no other way to put it and writer Ben Sales does a fine job explaining where the movement is headed, namely in the wrong direction, unless changes are made.

Frankly, I do not know that much about the Women’s March. That could be because I am not a woman, at least not today.

Tomorrow – who knows? The New Culture insists that gender identity is interchangeable; so nothing is sacred.

As for me, I can’t be fooled. I can spot a woman, or a man, a mile off. It is a talent I possess. The same skill defines for me people who are kosher or not. Introducing therefore the pig which deceives by showing off its split hooves, kosher, but hides the fact that it is does not chew the cud, hence treyf. Completely so.  

So there is no way out for Sarsour…or her marchers. Her belated apologies (“I am deeply sorry for the harm we have caused”) after years of rabblerousing against Jews sounds too convenient, too piggish and as the New York Post points out, she still won’t condemn Louis Farrakhan. “Can’t have it both ways,” says the Post.

She seems motivated only by an imperative to keep the March from skidding off the rails. She needs those Women marching in a single file – five million?  So we are told.

They didn’t know? They couldn’t smell the anti-Semitic stench coming from types like Sarsour and Tamika Mallory and the Farrakhan that they excuse?

Of course they knew but kept marching, and though I have searched, I still don’t know what the hell they want. Empowerment, obviously.

Well empowerment is already here through women elected to Congress, mostly, the House, who’ve arrived to bring us either Venezuela or sharia.

As we had it earlier: They are women. They are young. They are restless. They are strong. They are invincible, and all have nice Liberal hair and good Progressive teeth.

The signs are not promising and maybe it is the sharia that prompted the actress Debra Messing  to announce, with actress Alissa Milano, that she will not be speaking at the March’s next event, coming in January, in Washington D.C. I don’t know Milano. But I do know Messing and I am almost proud of her for citing the anti-Semitism as the cause of her refusal to attend.

I say almost because we could have used something more forceful by way of denouncing the bigotry, hatred and intolerance that has afflicted the Women’s March.

Calling on Steven Spielberg, and Barbra Streisand, and Larry David, and Judd Apatow and a thousand others to be counted as against any Movement that tolerates anti-Semitism.
But a Liberal is a Liberal. So we take what we get – and it was, indeed, enough to spur an astonished Sarsour into that “sorry I got caught” apology.

Astonished because nobody saw that coming. Imagine this! A woman, a Liberal, standing up for her own principles! In Hollywood!

Imagine then if the truly powerful were to declare as unacceptable any form of anti-Semitism, and using the Women’s March as a good place to start.

By my count, that’s two Hollywood women with some guts and a sense of decency…two women and no more throughout Hollywood.

Or is that better put as a question. Two? Let it be my mistake. Tell us, please, that there are many more besides Milano and Messing. We are waiting.


Calling on Steven Spielberg, and Barbra Streisand, and Larry David, and Judd Apatow and a thousand others to be counted as against any Movement that tolerates anti-Semitism.

You are obliged to use your influence to stop this trend that begins with marches and moves next to Broken Glass.

You even made a movie of it once, Mr. Spielberg – “Schindler’s List.” Take this man’s word for it that it can happen here too, if good men and women remain silent.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and most recently “News Anchor Sweetheart.” Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com