UPDATE: As commenter rrpjr notes below, Andrew Breitbart once gave Blumenthal the treatment he deserves, face-to-face: “You’re a joke. You are a despicable human being. You are the lowest life form I’ve ever seen”:
In 2013, Max Blumenthal published Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, his latest output in a career marked by vicious attacks against the Jewish state. Goliath attempted to make comparisons equating the behavior of Israel with that of Hitler, because of course it did, because that’s what anti-Semites do. He’s not the first lowlife to attempt to define the single Jewish state by the monstrous behavior of the man who murdered six million Jews as a means of destroying its legitimacy.
Alan Dershowitz said the following after the release of Blumenthal’s book:
Max Blumenthal is well outside the acceptable range of rhetoric about Israel. His constant comparisons between Nazi Germany and the Jewish state establish him as an extremist bigot whose greatest appeal is to anti-Semites and others who apply a double standard to the Jewish state. … No decent person should ever support the views expressed by Max Blumenthal.
J.J. Goldberg pointed out Blumenthal’s despicable chapter titles, in “Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’ Is Anti-Israel Book That Makes Even Anti-Zionists Blush“:
Lest anyone miss the point, many of [Blumenthal’s] chapters have titles like “The Concentration Camp,” “The Night of Broken Glass,” “This Belongs to the White Man” and “How to Kill Goyim and Influence People.”
Blumenthal’s book did, in fact, cause a ruckus within the hate-Israel left. Per Goldberg, The Nation columnist Eric Alterman wrote:
I expected to disagree with its analysis. I did not expect it to be remotely as awful as it is…. It is no exaggeration to say that this book could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed).
So, the New York Times published an Op-Ed authored by Max Blumenthal on Sunday evening.
Of course, the topic was the racist nature of Zionism and the Israeli populace in general, as per his abhorrent book:
Over 60 years before Lehava’s segregationist crusades, there was the socialist Zionist “Conquest of Labor” that organized Jews-only work collectives and boycotted businesses that employed Palestinians. Before the settlements, there was the kibbutz movement whose admissions committees denied residency to anyone but Jews. Before the wave of vigilante “price tag” attacks on Palestinians, there was the Nakba that expelled some 750,000 Palestinians in order to establish Israel’s Jewish majority. And as Marzel mentioned, there is the Jewish National Fund, a para-governmental group founded by Theodore Herzl to provide land exclusively to Jews which recently oversaw a program that would have led to mass expulsion of Bedouin called the Prawer Plan.
If a shift is underway in Israeli politics, it is primarily tonal. Israel’s rightists intend to carry on the Zionist project as originally conceived, but without the pretense of democracy. In a way, their honesty is refreshing.
Apparently his Nazi comparisons were too much to include in the NYT, but he gets his point across about the Jewish state being fundamentally evil with a couple of propaganda paragraphs that might as well have been published on Stormfront.
Blumenthal and Stormfront: now that’s a legitimate comparison. David Duke happens to be a fan of Max.
(H/T Mark Hemingway)