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Why Does a U.K. Academic Spewing Antisemitic Conspiracies Attract Eager Apologists on the U.S. Left?

He doesn’t believe Assad gasses Syrians, or Russia poisons defectors. But for David Miller, the ‘Zionist enemy’ and its agents – Jewish students – are all-powerful and always guilty, and Noam Chomsky runs to defend him

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It takes a certain type of mind to see interfaith activists from the Jewish and Muslim communities making chicken soup together for the homeless, in an East London mosque on a cold November day, as evidence of a deep conspiracy by the Israeli state. 

But UK university professor David Miller sees nefarious conspiracies in lots of things. He is so keen to explain away President Bashar Assad’s gassing of his own people that he claims victims of a chemical attack may have been killed by their White Helmets rescuers in a "managed massacre to lay a false trail" against the Syrian dictator. 

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