[Ed. – In an update to the article, the charity claims it has not had its funding pulled. It does not deny, however, that Max Blumenthal made the offensive comments noted herein.]
Activist and journalist Max Blumenthal, the son of close Bill and Hillary Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal, is in hot water this week, according to a London newspaper. The British government has cut off funding to the charity “war on want,” partially due to incendiary remarks Blumenthal made comparing the state of Israel with ISIS, according The Telegraph:
The Department for International Development (Dfid) said that it no longer supported War on Want, which helped pay for “Israeli Apartheid Week” in February this year.
The statement comes as the Telegraph obtained undercover recordings of events where anti-Semitism, demands for the destruction of Israel or naked support for terror were expressed by academics and others at meetings in some of Britain’s most prestigious universities.
One speaker, Max Blumenthal, the son of a close adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, praised a massacre by Hamas as sending an “incredible message” and said that taking up arms should be “normal” for Palestinians. He compared Israel to the terrorist group Isil, describing it as “the Jewish State of Israel and the Levant, Jsil”.