PEN Canada questioned over anti-Israel speaker

“Max Blumenthal represents the radical left’s extremist belief that Israel is the embodiment of all evil and has no right to exist,” said Avi Benlolo, CEO of the Wiesenthal Center. “His most recent book – [which has been] dubbed the ‘I Hate Israel Handbook’ – supports the mainstreaming of growing anti-Semitic attitudes by conflating Israel with Nazi Germany. While shunned by conventional media outlets, the book is popular on major anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi and conspiracy theory websites such as Stormfront and David Duke’s Rense, where his work is used to promote anti-Jewish hate.

“I’m not sure what PEN is trying to achieve by giving Blumenthal a podium from which to spew his hatred, but if its goal is to contribute to increasing anti-Semitism in Canada, then I guess they will succeed,” Benlolo said.

It’s not an odd choice at all, Once PM Useful Idiot was elected a sort of blanket permission was granted to Canada’a Liberal-Left to “fully express” their sincerely held beliefs.

His is not a “fringe” opinion but rather rests much closer to a consensus of the LPC and NDP rank and file, despite what their respective “leadership” may publicly state.

h/t Marvin