While serving as secretary of state, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shared with her staff articles that would later be published in a work described as the “I Hate Israel Handbook,” according to some of the thousands of emails revealed by the State Department.
The reference was included in 2010 emails between Clinton and adviser Sidney Blumenthal regarding Israel. Blumenthal promoted the work of his son, Max Blumenthal. The elder Blumenthal forwarded articles that would later emerge as part of Max Blumentahl’s book, Goliath. The book — highly critical of Israeli policies — was published in 2013.
The Forward’s J.J. Goldberg described it as “an unpleasant book.” The Forward headlined its review by calling it “The Anti-Israel Book That Makes Even Anti-Zionists Blush“.
The Nation called it the “I Hate Israel Handbook.” A review of the book noted that it contained “seventy-three short chapters, each one devoted to some shortcoming of Israeli society and/or moral outrage that the Jewish state has perpetrated against the Palestinians,” it read. “Some are titled to imply an equivalence between Israel and Nazi Germany.”