On Monday March 3 at 7pm, Brandeis University will be hosting Max Blumenthal in its Lown Auditorium as part of its Israel Apartheid Week events. Blumenthal will be there to promote his book Goliath, which has been deemed anti-Semitic by many sources and is used by multiple hate sites as prove of their accusations against Jews.
Aya Aziz, who is running Israel Apartheid Week for Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine, wrote the following about the Blumenthal event:
Covering Ethnocracy: Exposing the Facts on the Ground in Israel-Palestine Anti-nationalism does not equate to anti-Semitism.
In the United States we engage with democracy by identifying where the State falls short of upholding both democratic process and the human rights of its citizens. We invite you to hold Israel to the same standard as we hold this country. Only through critical discourse can we protect democracy.
World renowned journalist and best-selling author
MAX BLUMENTHAL is coming to Brandeis.
He will be discussing his new book "Goliath, an exposé" of the world of non-Jewish communities in Israel-Palestine. His work will touch upon the racially discriminatory policies that feed a burgeoning culture of militarism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Ms Aziz finishes her event description with the statement, "Hateful discourse is unproductive discourse. We will not tolerate it."
As TruthRevolt reported last week, 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."
The Nation's Eric Alterman pointed out these issues in a column about Blumenthal's book entitled, "The ‘I Hate Israel’ Handbook"
As demonstrated in a report written by Petra Marquardt-Bigman for the Brandeis Center For Human Rights, Blumenthal'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.”