Report: Liberal Think Tank Pushes Anti-Semitic Book

The NAF chose to overlook that it was promoting a tome in high demand with anti-Semites.

A damning research report written by Petra Marquardt-Bigman for the Brandeis Center For Human Rights offers proof that a leftist think tank, the New America Foundation (NAF), legitimized an anti-Semitic tome by Max Blumenthal. The NAF reportedly knew that anti-Semitic organizations were using the book's themes as propaganda for their hatred, and that Blumenthal used their approval to expand the audience for his bigoted ranting.

Max Blumenthal’s Goliath stretches beyond a simple criticism of the Jewish State and into the realm of anti-Semitism. It includes chapters linking Israel to the Nazis, with titles such as “The Concentration Camp,” or “The Night of Broken Glass,” and others equally disturbing like “How to Kill Goyim and Influence People" -- all of them reminiscent of the anti-Semitic blood libels popular in medieval Europe.

The Nation's Eric Alterman pointed out these issues in a column about Blumenthal's book entitled, "The ‘I Hate Israel’ Handbook​"

As shown in the report, Blumanthal's vitriol has been used by hate sites such as the neo-Nazi internet forum Stormfront and Rense.com, which according to the Anti-Defamation League often links “to some of the most virulent anti-Jewish writings on the Internet.” And the NAF chose to overlook those facts in pushing the book, instead allowing Blumenthal to push the book without any criticism at an event designed to discuss "what his findings mean for the potential of peace in one of the world's most contested regions."

The full report, titled "Another Milestone For the Mainstreaming of Anti Semitism: The New American Foundation and Max Blumenthal's Goliath," can be read here.

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