According to the Zionist Organization of America, the Jewish-American Forward newspaper is maligning Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and Strategic Initiatives Group member, by cutting video in such a way as to show Gorka is hostile to Jews.
"In fact the opposite is true – Dr. Gorka is a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people, and courageous fighter against all forms of totalitarianism, including neo-Nazi fascism, communism, and militant radical Islam," the ZOA said in a news release.
The ZOA said Forward "doubled down" after initial smears and now has edited a video so that Gorka appears to be saying the opposite of what he actually said.
"The Forward is now attempting to smear Dr. Gorka as anti-Semitic, using a video of a Hungarian television interview, spliced to delete Dr. Gorka’s denunciation of the anti-Semitic parties and the fact that Dr. Gorka’s party was not involved with the anti-Semitic parties," ZOA said.
"In the actual interview that the Forward mangled," ZOA said, citing a PJ Media article by David P. Goldman, "Dr. Gorka 'explicitly warns that the right-wing parties FIDESZ (the party of the current prime minister Victor Orban) and the extreme right, anti-Semitic Jobbik Party are exploiting popular fears. ... [Dr. Gorka’s] party has nothing to do with it, he emphasizes.' In other words, Dr. Gorka 'took precisely the opposite position that the Forward attributed to him.'"
ZOA President Morton Klein met with Gorka at the White House, after which he called Gorka "a great friend of the Jewish people and Israel," the ZOA news release said.
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