This page used to be called "Nazi alert", but of course not all racists
or anti-semites are Nazis. My concern here is with individuals and currents
within the Palestinian movement which I believe compromise it in one way or
another. Some of the people on this page ARE nazis, in my opinion; others
are racists of a lesser order, and others still are people who should know
better who give support to nazis, racists and holocaust deniers by circulating
their material etc. Please read what I say about each individual, and more
importantly read what they themselves have said, to decide for yourself
which is which. If you have suggestions for additions, updates or
corrections on this page, please send me details and I will check it out.
For further information about specific individuals try doing
a search on the Searchlight site.
- David Irving, the revisionist "historian" (read Holocaust-denier),
featured the nomination of Rachel Corrie for the Nobel Peace Prize
on his website. The link was widely circulated on the Internet.
- Martin Webster, national organiser of the National Front in the
1970s, featured the case of Tom Hurndall in a 2004 edition of
his "Electronic Watch on Zion" newsletter.
- Israel Shamir, whose writings are widely admired in some
pro-Palestinian circles, circulated a message from Webster on his
"shamireaders" e-list. Yours Truly got a copy of this via a complicated
e-mail chain, and pointed out to the friend who forwarded it that this man
was a Nazi. (I wrongly said he was now a leading light in the BNP -
apparently he never joined anything else after being kicked out of the NF
in the 1980s, I was mixing him up with the late unlamented John Tyndall).
My message got forwarded back to Shamir, who in turn sent it - complete with my work
contact details - to Webster, who was swift to e-mail me to correct my
inaccuracies about his political affiliations and sent me a long account
of how the BNP wasn't racist enough for him. Shamir has refused to
apologise for forwarding my details to a known nazi, and describes
his e-list as "the meeting point of the left and the right against Zionism".
More evidence against Shamir:
- There is a review by Shamir of Mel Gibson's 'Passion of
the Christ' in "Heritage and Destiny - The Racial Voice of
White Nationalism". Well I suppose someone else could have posted
it there without his permission ...
- The Al-Awda Unity e-list has, thankfully, voted to remove Shamir
from the list because of his links with fascists and anti-semites.
- Shamir's article "Last of the Sunny Days" is published on the website
of the British National Party. Nedal Zharan, of Manchester PSC, challenged
him on this, saying "My opposition to zionism stems from its racist
nature. Hence, I would be as opposed to any form of racism, including
anti-semitism." Zharan was shocked to receive Shamir's reply: "Surely a
philosemitic racist is not better than an antisemitic one. We should take a
lesson of flowers: they allow every bee and wasp to carry their pollen along."
- Serious Concerns About
Israel Shamirby Palestinian activists Ali Abunimah & Hussein Ibish
- Jeff Halper's
resignation letter to the board of Deir Yassin Remembered
Shamir has quite a lot to do with this, though Halper describes him
as a "symptom", not the problem.
- "Israel Shamir:
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" by Roland Rance (on the Socialist Viewpoint site)
- The Enemy of Our
Enemy is Not Necessarily Our Friend: One State Advocacy and Israel Shamir
By John Sigler, July 22, 2004: on the website of the Movement for One
Democratic Secular State. Not to be confused with "One Democratic state", run
by Sami al-Deeb who has pretty dubious views: unsurprisingly, Israel Shamir is
on its board.
- "Anti-semitism has no
place in the Palestine solidarity movement": A back-and-forth between Tim Hall
and Israel Shamir on Shamir's embrace of anti-semitism, Le Pen, and left-right
(red-brown) alliance On the Communist Voice website.
- The Israel Shamir case:
the end does not justify the means(On Nigel Parry's site
- Israel Shamir:
"Juif israélien"... et antisémite virulent (A French site: "Israel Shamir:
an 'Israeli Jew" ... and a virulent antisemite.")
RV member to be expelled?
From the Norwegian antifascist magazine "Monitor": it appears that Shamir
and his family actually live in Sweden!
Israel Shamir exposed! A fake or a plant?
On the Indymedia site, 26th April 2005.
- One of the unpleasant people apparently endorsed by Shamir is Lyndon
LaRouche: "Lyndon La Rouche the Democrat and Buchanan the Republican should
be supported in their fight against the Jewish Lobby". LaRouche, who has
convictions for fraud and has been condemned by Jewish organisations as
an anti-semite, is the leader of the Schiller Institute in Wiesbaden, Germany.
An English anti-war student, Jeremiah Duggan, attended a conference at the
Schiller Institute in March 2003. When one of the lecturers at the
conference denounced "the Jews" as responsible for all the ills of the world,
Jeremiah identified himself as Jewish. There followed a terrified phone call
to his mother in England at 4 am, which was suddenly cut off, after which
Jeremiah's body was found on a motorway having been run over by several
full story in the Guardian.
- A secret e-mail network connected to the "Redwatch" website was
exposed in 2003. The e-list is used by hardline fascists to share
information on bomb-making and details of possible targets: anti-fascist
activists including social workers, journalists and politicians.
I took a look at the "Redwatch" site and found several of my friends' names
and/or photographs there, some of them academics at British universities.
Read the full report below:
linked to far right hit list" (Matthew Taylor, Guardian, 17 December 2003)
In August 2006 Israel Shamir (see above) circulated an article by Eisen
to his "Shamireaders" e-list, entitled "Ben Gurion, a Jew". Writing
mainly about pre-revolutionary and revolutionary Russia, he says:
"And anyway, why were Jews so valued by oppressors as agents of the
oppression? Was it not because, with that age-old, and now inbuilt
contempt for the host population, Jews were eminently suitable for
such a task?"
"And I can also see how, like the bailiffs,
middle-men, tax-farmers and tavern-keepers, the Jews were
temperamentally suited to oppress their Russian neighbours."
He clearly doesn't like Marxists and blames the Jews for the Russian
revolution. A well-worn theme.
In another of Eisen's essays, "The Holocaust Wars" is a passionate
defence of Ernest Zundel who has "battled the Holocaust establishment" for
decades and was deported from Canada to Germany in March 2005 to face
charges of holocaust denial. Eisen goes into a long revisionist rant.
"True, there was little hard evidence, but what there was could so easily be
made to fit. After all, everyone knew that the Germans had engaged in
purposeful mass extermination of Jews therefore 'special treatment' and
'deportation to the East' must be euphemisms for extermination, and any sealed
chamber attached to a crematorium especially if used for disinfestations by gas,
must have been a homicidal gas chamber."
The essay is on Israel Shamir's website - no surprises there.
Eisen's conclusion is "Although they will never say so, Palestinians must know
that they are not just facing the might of the Israeli state but also the power
of organized world Jewry and its primary arm, the Holocaust. Perhaps
Palestinians should consider lobbing a few stones in that direction. Perhaps we
No, Paul, perhaps the Palestinians are doing better without your assistance
and we should all instead consider lobbing a few stones at revisionist attempts
to hijack their cause.
Professor Daniel McGowan
McGowan is described by Israel Shamir (q.v.) as "our friend, the Chairman of
Deir Yassin Remembered", in his introduction to this touching piece by McGowan:
A Visit in Prison with Ernst Zuendel 28th December 2006.
A note on Gilad Atzmon
My comments about Mr. Atzmon have been removed from this page at the
request of his lawyers. I would like to make it clear that I have never
called Mr. Atzmon a a nazi, a neo-nazi or a fascist. To the extent that readers
of my website may have been misled into an impression that I regard Mr Atzmon
as a Nazi sympathiser, I apologise to him.
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