T. Belman. Blumenthal is also an antisemite. Why did Haarets not say so?
Was there really a massacre at Bucha?
The Grayzone editor has a history of denying war crimes, so it’s no surprise he provided a piece that very selectively uses facts, includes purposely edited quotes to change their meaning and grossly plays down the atrocities against Israelis
By Michal Perach, HAARETZ Nov 27, 2023 12:43 pm IST
Personal belonging left at the location where the Nova festival massacre took place on October 7.Credit: RONEN ZVULUN/Reuters
Max Blumenthal, the editor of The Grayzone website, wrote a piece on October 27 that can only be described as a master class in manipulation. His article provided the basis for the now widespread conspiracy theory denying that Hamas murdered hundreds of Israeli civilians.
No one who knows Blumenthal or The Grayzone was surprised by this: They have a history of denying war crimes committed by Russia, China and the Assad regime in Syria, so this new episode was almost unavoidable. The Grayzone denied the March 2022 massacre by Russian soldiers in Bucha, Ukraine, and accused the Syrian aid group the White Helmets of war crimes that were actually committed by the Assad regime.