Anti-Israel Book Receives Rave Reviews from White Supremacist's Website

Max Blumenthal / Wikimedia Commons
November 14, 2013

Anti-Israel activist Max Blumenthal’s new book Goliath, which likens Israel to Nazi Germany, received rave reviews from white supremacist David Duke’s website. Patrick Slattery, Duke’s occasional radio co-host and website contributor, penned a column for site praising the "extremely valuable" book:

Blumenthal’s writings and videos are extremely valuable in teh [sic] study of Jewish extremism, as he is not shy about using his Jewish name and looks to gain access to Jewish extremists in order to document the ugliest side of Zionism, at least as far as it pertains to Israel. He is less forthcoming about Jewish domination of the United States and other countries, and also has attacked former Israeli Gilad Atzmon for pointing out the role of Judaism and the Jewish identity in creating the monster of Zionism.

Even so, his book underscores some of the points that he attacks Gilad Atzmon for making. […]

The book also verifies points that Dr. Duke has frequently made about extremist of the Chabad movement as well as the former Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israeli, Ovadia Yosef[.]

The review includes a photo of President George W. Bush meeting with Orthodox Jews, along with the reminder that "we are a nation occupied by a hostile elite."

Slattery gives a more measured take in a follow-up column on Blumenthal, praising his work but lamenting his unwillingness to discuss the Jewish cabal that controls U.S. politics:

Blumenthal’s recent book and much of his other work have been extremely valuable. At the same time, he refuses to point out the preponderance of Jewish power in the United States and attacks those brave voices who do speak out against it, such as Gilad Atzmon and Dr. David Duke. [...]

Does this mean we have to reject all cooperation with Jews who might only share some of our goals? No. It really does take someone with Jewish credentials to do some of the work that Max Blumenthal does, such as walking up to fellow Jews in Jerusalem or Brooklyn with a camera and getting them to spew abject racism into a microphone. Certainly when they do important work, we should acknowledge it, even while noting their shortcomings. However, we need our own leaders and our own thinkers.

The positive review is a break from the negative reception the book received from some left-leaning commentators.

Eric Alterman, a liberal columnist at the Nation, wrote that Goliath "could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed)."

Blumenthal’s father, long-time Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal, reportedly defended the book in an email campaign.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday that the elder Blumenthal also hosted a book party for his son in October.

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