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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017

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Jake Tapper

CNN anchor

Top “CNN” anchor Jake Tapper usually doesn’t make much of his Jewish background, but Jews around the country were likely heartened when the sometimes pugnacious reporter went head to head with celebrity Israel-hater Linda Sarsour and won.

It started when the Women’s March tweeted in praise of cop-killing terrorist Assata Shakur. Tapper tweeted in response, “Shakur is a cop-killer fugitive in Cuba. This, ugly sentiments from @lsarsour & @dykemarchchi ...Any progressives out there condemning this?”

Sarsour slandered Tapper in response, saying he was part of the alt-right. Unintimidated, Tapper blasted Sarsour’s call for Ayaan Hirsi Ali to have her vagina “taken away.” As Tapper noted, “Pretty vile to say about a survivor of FGM.”

Raised in a Jewish day school and an alumni of Camp Ramah, Tapper has taken up the cudgel for the Jews before, once criticizing his own network for a chyron that appeared to grant legitimacy to the question of whether Jews are people. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.)

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