Anna Baltzer, U.S. activist. Baltzer heads the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (an International Solidarity Movement front), sits on the boards of several other such groups, and tours the U.S. telling audiences how evil Israel is and extolling Palestinians’ “armed struggle against illegal occupation.”
Frequently accused of fabricating accounts of Israeli misdeeds and of claiming to have witnessed events that are, in fact, mere hearsay, Baltzer continued to promote the tale of the Jenin massacre long after it had been discredited; the details of another of her stories, about a pregnant Palestinian who purportedly lost twin babies because she was held up at an Israeli checkpoint, have changed repeatedly.
Max Blumenthal, U.S. writer. In the space of just a few years, Blumenthal, the son of Clinton consiglieri Sidney Blumenthal has made a name for himself as an anti-Israel attack dog. Blumenthal’s 2013 book Goliath slams Israel as a nightmare tyranny awash in Islamophobia, mob violence, and Orthodox Jewish fanaticism; meanwhile, visiting Arab countries, he sings their praises – asserting on Lebanese TV, for example, that owing to U.S. media censorship of anti-Israel views, “no mainstream American television program…would allow me to speak as freely as I’m speaking to you right now.”
In August 2013, Breitbart’s William Bigelow said he “not only should be shunned, but reviled” and called him “possibly the most self-hating Jew on the planet.” Hey, he said it, not me.
About the Author: Bruce Bawer is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the author of “While Europe Slept” and “Surrender.” His book “The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind” is just out from Broadside/Harper Collins.
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