Max Blumenthal tells lies about #Israel – a continuing series

Published by Gilead Ini at CAMERA

Q: What would happen if someone with an ugly history of spreading falsehoods and fabricated quotes is invited onto an NPR-affiliated, Chicago-based public radio program?

A: A whole lot of Chicagoans would be lied to — what else?

It should have been clear to Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s Worldview, that by inviting the notoriously inaccurate anti-Israel activist Max Blumenthal, he was inviting a barrage of falsehoods.

It’s all on the record: Blumenthal lied, for example, when misquoting Zionist founding father Chaim Weizmann. He lied when claiming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the September 11 attacks. He lied when falsely attributing a statement to Ariel Sharon. He lied when misquoting CAMERA. He lied about supposed Zionist collaboration with Nazi Germany. He lied about Israel opening dams to flood the Gaza Strip. He lied about Israeli Bedouin; about a Netanyahu-backed “Jewish state” law; about Israeli funding for a radical NGO; about Israeli support for a Palestinian state; and about the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians.

So why wouldn’t he lie, on Chicago public radio, about the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel? Below, in chronological order, are some of Blumenthal’s falsehoods on the Sept. 21 edition of Worldview.

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12 replies »

  1. Max blumenthal supported today Palestinian terrorists murdering a Israeli husband and his wife and making 4 orphans.
    To truly see how Evil Max Blumenthal is, look at his Islamo Nazi writings from today

  2. Max blumenthal supported the Palestinian terrorist massacring the 3 month old Jewish baby last year by running her over with a car in Jerusalem.
    Here’s what Max wrote and a great post by a poster in response.

    Sam Hakosem ‏@SamHakosem Oct 26
    @MaxBlumenthal Excellent justification for a mass murder: a 3 month old baby, another women, and an attempt to kill 10 more…

  3. Max Blumenthal who said a Thai worker massacred the Fogel family in Itamar 4 years ago when it was Palestinian terrorists
    After Itamar: Exploring the cynical logic that makes everyone a target
    Max Blumenthal on March 15, 2011
    My comments.
    Even after it became known that a Palestinian committed the massacre, Blumenthal made excuses for these Arab terrorists.
    The Guardian is totally sick for having a racist Arab terrorist apologist like Max write opinions for them.

  4. Let me put another Pallywood lie Max claimed happened in the Gaza war last summer.
    He claimed Israeli soldiers in Gaza went to Palestinian houses and asked the people in the house if any Arab spoke Hebrew. Max claimed that some of the Arabs said they spoke Hebrew to the Israeli soldiers and the Israeli soldiers then shot and killed these Arabs.
    This is the biggest lie in history since the Jenin massacre Hoax.
    The fact that Blumenthal can make up these lies and yet a paper hires him shows how demented the Guardian is.
    Here is the lie Max claimed. Just like the lie Max claimed when he said Thai workers committed the Itamar massacre and not the Palestinians.

    Max didn’t tell you Hamas executed Palestinians who were accused of being Israeli agents because they could speak Hebrew and had Israeli mobile phone SIM cards.
    The executions were by Hamas.
    AlterNet writer Max Blumenthal describes what he saw in Gaza following a humanitarian ceasefire from last month.
    By Max Blumenthal / AlterNet September 26, 2014

    When I interviewed the Abu Said family in the southern city of Rafah, I found more evidence of the wanton targeting of Palestinian civilians who spoke Hebrew. Nineteen-year-old Mahmoud Abu Said told me when Israeli soldiers arrived at his family’s home on the city’s eastern outskirts, they immediately inquired if anyone spoke Hebrew. When his father, Abdul Hadi Abu Said, answered in the affirmative, they shot him in the chest (he miraculously survived).

    In Khuza’a, just east of Khan Younis, where the most grisly massacres of the war occurred, numerous witnesses told me about a similar incident in which Israeli soldiers gathered male residents in the center of town and asked if anyone spoke Hebrew. I was told by these multiple witnesses that when a middle-aged man stepped forward and answered that he did, he was shot in the chest and killed. These atrocities form a chilling pattern.