Poor old Harry just keeps getting in deeper. Why these leftwing celebrities choose to open their mouths thereby ending all doubt of their ignorance and stupidity is a mystery.
Belafonte has managed to further insult the Jews, get rebuked by the author of the book he used to support his claims and ended by saying I am not a bigot because some of my best friends are (his wife in this case) Jewish. Harry, it's time to take de "money and run Venezuela".
I encourage you to read the whole article, so you can see why the man from the banana boat no longer has appeal. Sorry!
Entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte has retracted some of the controversial comments he made at a civil rights march in Atlanta regarding Jews working for Hitler, but his retraction may have created even more controversy for the singer.
During an interview with Cybercast News Service at the Aug. 7 march, Belafonte asserted that Adolf Hitler's regime in Germany included Jews and that blacks working in the Bush administration should be compared to Jews working for Hitler.
On Thursday, Wyman Institute Director Rafael Medoff responded to Belafonte's assertion that the Jewish people claim "a high and pure morality." Medoff said Belafonte's new statement "smacks of bigotry," and he called on Belafonte "to retract and apologize for his remarks." "Hitler and his regime murdered six million Jews and launched a world war that caused more than 40 million deaths. How can that be compared to current U.S. government policy?" Medoff asked.
Belafonte used a 2002 book entitled "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers" to back his claim that Jews were involved in the Third Reich. "Jews did have a role, some did, in the demise and brutal treatment of the Jewish people," Belafonte told the Jerusalem Post. "Was it rampant? Absolutely not," Belafonte told the Post. "But these things happen, and people are not exempt from their behavior," he added. "Let's not be dishonest about all of us. The more we know the truth, the better we'll be [at] improving humanity," he said.
But the book's author, Bryan Mark Rigg, repudiated Belafonte's attempt to use his book as the basis for his controversial statements. "Belafonte continues to distort history," he said. Belafonte should take the trouble to read the books he cites before claiming they support him. My book doesn't support him," Rigg added.
Noting that his wife is of Russian-Jewish heritage, he has visited Israel and he does "the best version" of "Hava Nagila," Belafonte said: "I've always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I've always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community."
Read the complete article at NewsMax.