Philip Weiss

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Philip Weiss
OccupationJournalist, Writer
Known forCreator and co-editor of Mondoweiss with Adam Horowitz
Spouse(s)Cynthia Kling[1]
Websitemondoweiss.net

Philip Weiss is an American journalist who co-edits Mondoweiss ("a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective")[2] with journalist Adam Horowitz.[2][3] Weiss describes himself as an anti-Zionist and rejects the label "post-Zionist."[4]

Career[edit]

Weiss is the author of the novel Cock-a-Doodle-Doo (1996)[5] and the non-fiction book American Taboo: A Murder In The Peace Corps (2004).[6] He co-edited The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict (2011) with Adam Horowitz and Lizzy Ratner.[7]

Weiss has written for New York magazine,[8] Harper's,[9] Esquire, and The New York Observer.[10][11] His columns are also published on The Unz Review founded by Ron Unz.

In 2006 he began writing a daily blog called Mondoweiss for The New York Observer website which began to focus only on "Jewish issues" like "the Iraq disaster and my Jewishness, Zionism, neo-conservatism, Israel, Palestine." In the spring of 2007, he began Mondoweiss as an unaffiliated blog.[12][13]

Weiss praised an article by Ron Unz alleging that Jews are overrepresented at Ivy League universities. According to the Anti-Defamation League, Weiss is receives funding from Unz's Foundation.[14][15] For example, in 2009, 2010, and 2011, Weiss received payments of $60,000 from Unz.[15][16]

Allegations of antisemitism[edit]

Weiss and his website have been accused of antisemitism. According to Elliot Kaufman, writing in The Stanford Review, Mondoweiss "often publishes astonishingly anti-Semitic material, using classic anti-Semitic imagery such as depicting Jews as spiders, cockroaches, or octopuses with tentacles controlling others, and Holocaust inversion. Its hatred of Israel is as deep as it is vicious."[17]

In 2015, David Bernstein, writing for The Washington Post, called the website a "hate site", and featured quotes from Weiss that he asserted were anti-Semitic. This included Weiss's claim that "the Israel lobby ... reflected a contract the American establishment had made with Jews to drive the economy in the 1970s", Bernstein likened this to Weiss believing in an "Elders of Zion type group".[18]

Books[edit]

  • 1996: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo[19]
  • 2004: American Taboo: A Murder In The Peace Corps[20][21]
  • 2011: The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict, by Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner, Philip Weiss, Naomi Klein, et al.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mondo Weiss". Tablet. 20 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b About: Mondowiess
  3. ^ Phil Weiss at Mondoweiss.
  4. ^ Philip Weiss, "I'm gonna wave my freak flag high (why I say I'm an 'Anti-Zionist,' not a 'Post-Zionist')", Mondoweiss blog, January 10, 2009.
  5. ^ Philip Weiss, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, St. Martin's Press, March 1996, ISBN 0312141009 ISBN 978-0312141004
  6. ^ Publisher Harper Collins web page Archived 2013-05-27 at the Wayback Machine on Philip Weiss, American Taboo: A Murder In The Peace Corps, 2004.
  7. ^ Philip Weiss, Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner, The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict, Nation Books , January 11, 2011, ISBN 1568586418 ISBN 978-1568586410
  8. ^ Philip Weiss at New York magazine.
  9. ^ Philip Weiss at Harper's magazine.
  10. ^ "Biography from Harper Collins". Archived from the original on 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
  11. ^ Philip Weiss at New York Observer.
  12. ^ Philip Weiss, Blogging about Israel and Jewish identity raises Observer hackles, The American Conservative, June 4, 2007.
  13. ^ "Ron Unz: Controversial Writer and Funder of Anti-israel Activists". Anti-Defamation League. January 20, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "New York Times, Others Praised Anti-Semitic and Slanderous Article". Algemeiner. December 12, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  15. ^ "Ron Unz: Controversial Writer and Funder of Anti-israel Activists". Anti-Defamation League. January 20, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  16. ^ Kaufman, Eliot (12 April 2016). "Stanford's Most Radical Professor Strikes Again". The Stanford Review. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  17. ^ Bernstein, David. ""Mondoweiss" is a hate site (UPDATED)". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  18. ^ "Cool Cynic: Philip Weiss". Entertainment Weekly. 30 June 1995.
  19. ^ Bob Shacochis, Nonfiction: "American Taboo" by Philip Weiss Review of American Taboo Salon.com, July 20, 2004.
  20. ^ Peter Godwin, "A Cold Case". Review of American Taboo in The New York Times Book Review, June 27, 2004.
  21. ^ Publishers Weekly review

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