Zionists playing dirty tricks on and making nasty accusations of “anti-semitism” is to be expected for those who dare criticize Israel’s genocide tactics and mistreatment of the Palestinians as it is par for the course of political life in Washington, DC.
A recent example of this is the full-page ad in Saturday’s New York Times paid for by The World Values Network, a pro-Zionist group. Featured in the ad was a grainy image of Sidney Blumenthal and his son Max Blumenthal, demanding that “Hillary Clinton must disavow her anti-Israel advisors” allegedly because “he was obsessed with painting the Jewish state in the most unflattering light” in emails to Clinton when she was Secretary of State.
The ad cites Blumenthal writing on March 20, 2010, that “The policy of the present Israeli government is endangering the lives of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Blumenthal is also attacked for noting Israeli “settlers’ theft of water from Palestinian towns” and, according to the ad, sending Clinton an article “claiming Israel was pursuing goals contrary to U.S. interests, while ‘starting a rebellion’ against the United States.”
Though such comments might seem like no-brainers to anyone who has followed Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians and how that behavior has inspired Islamic extremism, The World Values Network views the comments as evidence of anti-Semitism.
The ad then denounces Blumenthal’s son, Max, saying “Even more shocking still were Sid Blumenthal’s attempts to feed Hillary Clinton toxic analysis from his son Max, a self-declared ‘anti-Zionist’ and fanatical Israel-hater. This rotten apple did not fall far from the tree.”
The World Values Network is headed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who likes to go by the nickname “America’s Rabbi.” The group is one of many that has sought to scar any political figure who won’t toe the line of Israel’s radical right-wing government as it rejects any reasonable peace agreement with the Palestinians and periodically “mows the grass” by launching bloody attacks on Gaza and the West Bank.
Typically, the way this Zionist political strategy works is to demonize individuals, like Blumenthal or his son, and then demand that an ally must disassociate from them or face political reprisals. The approach is a form of McCarthyism. In this case, The World Values Network makes clear what Clinton must do if she wishes to receive Zionist support in her presidential campaign. She must publicly renounce the Blumenthals.
The ad says: “Hillary Clinton is running for President. She’s asking friends of Israel to count on her support of the always-vulnerable Jewish State. If she won’t disassociate herself from her discredited advisor Sid Blumenthal and his rabid, Israel-hating son Max, how can we?”
Hillary Clinton, who agreed to speak to the annual conference in Washington of the dangerously powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), will no doubt do whatever it takes to placate to the Zionists and meet many of their demands to keep them at bay because Ms. Clinton is shrewd and knows that should she fail to do so, she can kiss her political aspirations goodbye like many before her.
Robert Parry Contributed to this article