The Jewish Journal article calling attention to the problem contributed significantly to the resolution of this matter, making it easier for those involved in Pacifica with a deeper understanding of the issue, to achieve a resolution that has been pushed for, for some time.
It is increasingly difficult within progressive circles, to counteract anti-Jewish racism because establishment groups, such as the Simon Weisenthal Center and the ADL continue to blur lines of distinction.
When legitimate dissent within the Jewish community is labeled as self-hatred, and all critique of zionism and Israel are labeled anti-Semitic, it allows racists to dismiss any critique at all, and for the less erudite, the distinctions remain blurred, concluding that if all criticism of Israel is called anti-Semitic, then none of it is. By using the accusation of anti-Semitism so loosely and freely, these establishment organizations play into the hands of racists and bigots, to the detriment of the rest of the Jewish population, and social justice in general!
From the KPFK webpage:
KPFK In The News
We have determined that the recent views expressed on KPFK during the broadcast of one of the programs we air, “La Causa”, facilitated hate speech which we find deplorable and unbefitting of the Pacifica Foundation mission. We condemn racism and religious bigotry and will not tolerate calls for acts of violence. We have addressed this matter with the programmer in question as well as countless constituents and have concluded that allowing the broadcast of bigoted and racist content demonstrated a severe lack of judgment on the part of the programmer. We have, therefore, suspended this program until further notice, and will not allow it back on the air unless and until we are 100% assured that there will be no repeat airing of any such offending content. KPFK remains committed to the pacifist goals and foundation’s mission statement which is, “to contribute to a lasting understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between any and all of such groups; and through any and all means compatible with the purposes of this corporation to promote the study of political and economic problems and of the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms”. Thank you for your patience and consideration. We hope that those who were understandably offended by this unfortunate occurrence will accept our sincere apology and realize that the behavior of this one individual does not represent the attitude and philosophy of KPFK as a whole.