Max Blumenthal's writings about Israel go beyond a simple criticism of the Jewish State and into the repulsive realm of anti-Semitism. His latest book Goliath includes chapters comparing Israel to the Nazis, such as “The Concentration Camp,” or “The Night of Broken Glass,” and others which are just slanderous, like “How to Kill Goyim and Influence People," all of them reminiscent of the anti-Semitic blood libels popular in medieval Europe.
Sometimes Blumenthal goes out of his way to prove his anti-Semitic stripes, such as the picture below which used to be his Facebook profile picture, showing the former Media Matters employee pretending to be an observant Jew, holding a prayer book, wearing a yarmulke, and praying to a frightening picture of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
There is no excuse to use hatred of any kind in an attempt to prove a political point, but that is Blumenthal's modus operandi. As Alan Dershowitz said in an interview with Breitbart News:
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.