One of the speakers at Occupy AIPAC has a long history of anti-Semitic statements, and was a backer of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. From 5:30-7:30 on Saturday, Occupy AIPAC presented “AIPAC: What it is, who its allies are, why it’s dangerous and how to stop it.” One of the speakers as Jeffrey Blankfort. Blankfort is a program director with KZYX in Mendocino, and considers “Zionism to be a mental illness which makes otherwise decent folks behave like Nazis or Afrikaners.”
But wait, there’s more: Blankfort appeared on Hesham Tillawi’s radio show five years ago – and on that show, he defended David Duke, challenged the historicity of the Holocaust, and suggested that Mossad was responsible for 9/11.
Here’s what he had to say about David Duke:
When it comes to talking about Israel-Palestine — David Duke and Pat Buchanan are more informative than Noam Chomsky or people on the left.
And on the Holocaust:
To challenge the official Holocaust narrative is to challenge the lobby’s strength … I think the revisionists have opened a number of avenues in Holocaust studies and you see how defensive the other side is in terms of putting people in jail for doubting the official narrative. This has become like a religion. It’s like some ancient religion in which you are a heretic if you don’t subscribe to it. And this is what the Holocaust religion has become. Unfortunately, we are not in a situation where it can be discussed historically like any other historical event.
And on 9/11:
There was much more to it than the official government narrative … There is evidence that the Mossad knew about this in advance.
Is Occupy loaded with anti-Semitism? Only if you consider Ku Klux Klan identification, Holocaust denial, and 9/11 conspiracy theories anti-Semitic.