Hillary aide defends book that compares Israel to Nazi Germany

Hillary aide defends book that compares Israel to Nazi Germany

Sidney Blumenthal, a close adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, has reportedly undertaken an email campaign to defend a controversial book written by his son that compares Israel to Nazi Germany.

The book, written by Max Blumenthal, accuses Israel of being a fascist country and has chapter titles explicitly comparing the Jewish State to Nazi Germany, such as “The Concentration Camp” and “The Night of Broken Glass.”

According to the Nation columnist Eric Alterman, who harshly reviewed the book, long-time Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal has sent “nasty emails” to “our mutual friends and professional acquaintances” attacking him for “telling the truth about his son’s book.”

Alterman’s review accused the younger Blumenthal of producing a “carelessly constructed” argument that is little better than “a propaganda tract” and “could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed).”

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