The Democratic donor who has a history of posting anti-Semitic material online, including spreading the myth that six million Jews were not killed in the Holocaust, was photographed many times by New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
Hochul, a Democrat campaigning for re-election as governor of the Empire State, paused to pose for a few pictures with Maher Abdelqader while she was attending a Harvard Club event in New York City last month.
Abdelqader is the vice president of AI Engineers in New York and a proponent of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. He has shared videos that say Jews are “satanic” and in control of the media, dispute the validity of the Holocaust, and wonder whether 6 million Jews perished in it.
Posts reveal that an activist with a history of anti-Semitism worked with several Democrats during the past year.
Abdelqader utilized his Facebook account to spread the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) Movement that targeted Israel and propagated accusations on social media that Jews were not actually from Israel.
In his tweet, Abdel Qader described the event as “a terrific money raiser by a small group of entrepreneurs and business leaders at the famous Harvard Club of NYC for NYS Governor Kathleen Hochul.” Governor Hochul is the 57th Governor and an American politician.
After Fox News Digital contacted the governor’s campaign, the tweet now has an since been deleted rating.
Republican Governors Association (RGA) spokeswoman Will Reinert told Fox News Digital Kathy Hochul openly socialized with a well-known extreme anti-Semite, raising the question of whether anyone else in the governor’s inner circle had anti-Semitic connections.
With pals like these, Reinert said, “it’s no surprise that Hochul is in trouble and Zeldin is gaining ground.”
Hochul’s campaign spokeswoman, Jen Goodman, told Fox News Digital “Gov. Hochul vehemently opposes antisemitism in all of its manifestations and has taken swift steps to hold offenders accountable and confront hate crimes,”
The governor will keep up her tireless efforts to defend the Jewish community from these assaults because antisemitism and anti-Israel discourse are offensive and unacceptable, according to Goodman.