Prince Harry will be holding a livestreamed conversation with a self-described “trauma expert” who has been outspoken in his extreme far-left views, including comparing Hamas to Warsaw Ghetto fighters, defending Palestinian Arabs firing rockets at Israeli civilians, and voicing support for Roger Waters.
Harry is set to interview Hungarian-Canadian doctor Gabor Maté on Saturday, the Jewish Chronicle reported.
Maté holds numerous positions that the Jewish community and others would find problematic, including writing in 2014 in the Toronto Star that “the Palestinians use tunnels? So did my heroes, the poorly armed fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto.”
In the same piece, Maté, 79, justified Palestinian Arab terrorists firing rockets at Israeli civilians: “Out of impotent defiance, they fire inept rockets, causing terror for innocent Israelis but rarely physical harm.”
Appearing on British comedian Russell Brand’s podcast, Maté attacked Israel as “the longest ethnic-cleansing operation in the 20th and 21st centuries” while describing Gaza as “the world’s largest outdoor prison.”
Maté also said during the 2021 conflict between Israel and Hamas that the terror group was “nothing compared to the terrorism of the Israeli government” and alleged that Israel wanted to expand to include the area of “Biblical Palestine” past Jordan, according to the Chronicle.
The “Greater Israel” allegation is an anti-Zionist conspiracy theory claiming that Israel has secret plans to expand its territory to include most of the Middle East and North Africa.
Maté has also described former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters in glowing terms. Waters was recently called out by former bandmate David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson as “antisemitic to the rotten core.”
This week, Frankfurt, Germany announced that it had cancelled the musician’s upcoming show, citing the status of Waters as "one of the world's most well-known antisemites" as the reason for the cancellation.
Prince Harry will talk with Maté, who is a Holocaust survivor, about “living with loss and the importance of personal healing” while promoting his memoir “Spare” that details his mourning after his mother Princess Diana died.
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Rabbi Abraham Cooper told the news outlet: “I am working under the assumption that the Prince did not know this person’s political bias, his hatred for the Jewish state, his cavorting with antisemites and his covering for Hamas terrorists.”