But does he have a Neturei Karta Membership card (see below)?
From Steve Plaut:
The Nazi Roots of Uri Avnery
Alon Dahan is a graduate student at the Hebrew University in "Jewish Thought" (not to be confused with a B-film actor in Israel with the same name). He also may well be the very best columnist in the Hebrew media. His features appear on the web site of Maariv, Israel's second daily, regularly. While he writes on a number of subjects, he specializes in exposing the anti-Semitic foundations of Israel's radical Left. Unfortunately his articles are not available in English as far as I know.
What may well be his very best piece yet came out Dec 13, 06 here.
I am trying to find someone to translate the entire piece but let me give you a synopsis here:
Against the outrage everyone is feeling about the Iranian Holocaust Denial and the growth of neo-nazism around the world, Dahan writes, one must be aware of the nazi roots of Post-Zionism and Israeli leftist anti-Semitism.
Such roots go back as far as the 1940s, and then "Canaanite" movement in Israel in the 1950s. The Canaanite movement was a movement of "Post-Judaism" that argued that the new emerging "Israeli" would be a new nationality altogether, composed of ex-Jews and ex-Arabs, with no ties to the Jewish Diaspora, practicing no religion, Hebrew-speaking gentiles of
pure Semitic "blood". The movement was popular in the 50s among many
clueless Israeli "intellectuals." It never managed to recruit any Arab
The leading survivor of the early "Canaanite" movement today is Uri Avnery, a fanatic anti-Zionist and anti-Semite, whose Bash-Israel pro-Hamas articles appear everywhere one can find anti-Semitism, on the Right and the Left. Avnery is a regular on the neo-Stalinist pro-terror Counterpunch web magazine.
What is not well known is that:
1. Uri Avnery's original name was Helmut Osterman (Dahan at first
writes Joseph Osterman but then corrects himself in the talkbacks), born in Germany, and among the two leading figures in the "Canaanites"; and
2. Avnery/Osterman was an admirer of Nazism.
In 1941, Avnery wrote a pro-Nazi article in the Paris journal "Shem", whose contents were later revealed by the Hebrew University Orientalist
Prof. Yehoshua Porat in his book "Shelach V'At B'yado", page 182. Herr
Avnery was also fond of using the concept of "Hebrew Blood" in a racial
sense, in the same way as Hitler spoke of German Aryan Blood. In those
days he was anti-Marxist, although today has no problem with associating himself with Stalinists. Back then he repeatedly expressed admiration for the great job Hitler was doing in remolding and renewing the German nation. Avnery was an open admirer of Nazi propagandist Alfred Rosenberg, adopted the latter's rhetoric, and repeatedly declared that he saw himself as the Hebrew Alfred Rosenberg (which, in a sense, he is). Avnery ran a tiny "journal" called the Struggle, an obvious imitation of the name "Mein Kampf". He ran his own one-man party, whose official salute was a Nazi raised hand.
Avnery in those days advocated creation of a Semitic "race" that would lead the Middle East to greatness when combined with a new Hebraic non-Jewish culture. As such, he advocated the end of the Jewish people as a national entity and expansion of the new race into its "Semitic Lebensraum" (yes, he used that Nazi concept!). He later wrote of his dream for a new and better Hitler emerging, an anti-Nazi Hitler who will lead the struggle for peace and will promote the Palestinian cause (well, at least he got THAT part right!).
Avnery then left for Israel/Palestine. In the 60s he ran a semi-pornographic magazine called "Haolam Hazeh," as the Israeli Larry Flynt. The magazine also did some scandal mongering. Avnery later ran for parliament and got elected by a sort of protest vote, the same sorts of people who otherwise might vote for Homer Simpson or Cher.
[In the 1960s Avnery wrote "Israel without Zionists", the Bible of Israeli self-hating leftism. Ever since, he has been the Reverend Moon of Israel's far-leftist "Post-Zionists" and he runs the small and violently anti-Israel "Gush Shalom" organization. He is friends with Mikey Lerner and appears in Tikkun. When his own mother died, she disinherited him and declared in her will that her son is a traitor.]
Dahan then goes on and discusses how Avnerism has become entrenched among the Hate-Israel far Leftists in Israeli academia, among the "New Historians." Among those he specifically names are Ilan Pappe (Haifa U), Moshe Zimmerman (Hebrew U, and Uri Ram (Ben Gurion U). He cites Prof.
Shlomo Aharonson in describing the anti-Semitic ideological foundations of these pseudo-scholars and their need to trivialize and erase all memory of the Holocaust. He describes Ilan Pappe as a Jewish Holocaust Denier (his words), as are, by implication, all those with similar points of view." Click here for the full piece.
Victor Hanson says, "Blame Israel!!!"
"Jimmy Carter, silent about Iran’s latest promotion for its planned holocaust, is hawking his latest book — in typical fashion, sorta, kinda alleging that the Israelis are like the South Africans in perpetuating an apartheid state, that they are cruel to many Christians, and, as occupiers, are understandably the targets of suicide bombers and other terrorist killers. Sadly, all that shields this wrinkled-browed, lip-biting moralist from complete infamy is sympathy for a man bewildered in his dotage.
Meanwhile, some members of the Iraqi Study Group apparently think that since Israel’s neocon surrogates got us into Iraq, their puppet master must pay the price for getting us out. Thus, Israel must give up the Golan Heights, or perhaps the West Bank, since that would make the Islamic nations so collectively happy that they would join us in ridding Iraq of the terrorists whom many of these nations have subsidized, trained, and sheltered." Click here for the full article.
Hmm, do THEY have Neturei Karta membership cards?????
Steyn on Chanuka PC
"I passed through Shannon Airport in Ireland the other day. They've got a "holiday" display in the terminal, but guess what? It says "Merry Christmas." The Emerald Isle has a few Jews, and these days rather a lot of Muslims, and presumably even a militant atheist or two, but they don't seem inclined to sue the bejasus out of every event in the Yuletide season.
By contrast, the Associated Press reports the following from Riverside, California:
"A high school choir was asked to stop singing Christmas carols during an ice skating show featuring Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen out of concern the skater would be offended … "
I hasten to add this Sasha Cohen is not the Sacha Baron Cohen of the hit movie Borat. The Olympic S Cohen is a young lady; the Borat S Cohen is a man, though his singlet would not be out of place in a louche Slav entry to the ice-dancing pairs. Likewise, the skater-puts-carols-on-ice incident seems as sharply satirical of contemporary America as anything in Borat, at least in its distillation of the coerciveness of "tolerance":" Click here for the full article.
Manhigut answers Dov Hikind:
New York Politician Calls on Olmert To Resign
08:00 Dec 15, '06 / 24 Kislev 5767
(IsraelNN.com) New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind has called the administration of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert "dangerous" and said he should resign from office. Hikind, a Brooklyn Democrat, said that "America now does not see Israel as this great Middle Eastern superpower it can depend on" following the failure of Israel to defeat Hizbullah after the terrorist organization's attacks on Israel last summer.
Hikind placed full-page advertisements in major Jewish newspapers asking the Prime Minister to resign "for the sake of Israel and the Jewish people." The advertisements state, "Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.' Unfortunately, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has become an expert at failing over and over again and expecting success instead."
In any case, there is really no difference -- neither of them have any true vision, goal or plan for Am Yisrael (The Jewish People). They are all the same -- Bibi, Sharon, Olmert, Peres and Barak -- no one really expects any true Jewish leadership from them.
So Dov, "for the sake of Israel and the Jewish people." Let's stop demonstrating, complaining, and "doing the same thing over and over again." "Do you expect different results?" Start thinking about a true Jewish alternative.
The time has come -- LET'S RETURN THE STATE OF ISRAEL TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
The time has come -- LET'S TURN THE STATE OF THE JEWS INTO A JEWISH STATE.
And for these goals there is only one answer and solution: MANHIGUT YEHUDIT -- THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP MOVEMENT -- under the leadership of MOSHE FEIGLIN: www.jewishisrael.org
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