Sunday, May 17, 2009
Uri Avnery - Accomplice of Holocaust Deniers
anti-Semitism. Long before "Post-Zionism" became the pagan theology of
Israel's radical Left, Avnery was calling for an end to Zionism and to
Israel in his book "Israel without Zionists," crayoned and published by
him in the late 1960s. At the time, Avnery was the publisher of the
semi-pornographic scandal sheet "Haolam Hazeh," Israel's answer to
National Enquirer in the US. Avnery ran for Knesset and got voted in
briefly on a protest vote by the same sorts of people who might vote for
Alfred E. Neuman or for Homer Simpson in other places. He was
dishonorably involved in the complex matters surrounding the Kastner court
case and controversy in Israel.
And since the early 1970s he has been working full time for Israel's
annihilation. He is a frequent writer for numerous anti-Semitic and
pro-jihad pro-terror web sites, most frequently for "Counterpunch," the
neo-Stalinist web site run by arch anti-Semite Alexander Cockburn, the guy
who claims the Jews were behind the 911 attacks on the US and also behind
the anthrax attacks in the US.
Avnery is the poster boy for the Israeli far Left. He epitomizes
everything that is pathological about it. He is incredibly self-hating.
Unlike the other lefties, he admits he seeks for Israel to end all
connections with Judaism and for Israelis to stop being Jews.
He serves as Israel's Lord Haw-Haw (Haw-Haw was the British propagandist
who spent World War II broadcasting pro-Nazi propaganda over the radio in
English from Berlin).
Naturally he is beloved by anti-Semites all over the globe and frequently
Avnery runs a splinter extremist anti-Israel "protest group" called Gush
Shalom, funded by the usual haters of Israel from Europe and elsewhere.
He often tours outside Israel as the speaker sponsored by Islamofascist
Uri Avnery was disowned by his own mother, who regarded him as a traitor.
He repeatedly served as human shield for Yassir Arafat and other
terrorists. At least one Israeli senior military officer called for
Avnery to be shot as a traitor, as have some rightist hotheads like Baruch
Marzel. He was beaten up and had both arms broken due to his treasonous
writings as early as 1953. He claims that in 1975 someone tried to
assassinate him, but I suspect this is nothing more than grandstanding and
posturing to get himself publicity.
We earlier had occasion to comment on Avnery's Nazi ties and affections
from when he was a youth in Germany. What we now know is that his ties
with Nazis and even with Holocaust Deniers are not forgotten indiscretions
of youth but are evident for us all now, even this week!
The Rense.com web site is a Holocaust Denial and Neo-Nazi web site run by
a radio shlock broadcaster named Jeff Rense. Unlike Michael Savage, he is
not banned from Britain for being a racist. Rense's web site is
overflowing with articles about how the Holocaust is a hoax invented by
the Zionists, and that no Jews were murdered at Auschwitz. If you think I
am exaggerating, go into Rense.com and do a search on their search engine
for the words "Holocaust" or "Auschwitz."
Rense is so openly Nazi and so whacky (it also promotes "theories" about
UFOs) that even the most openly anti-Semitic Jews usually stand clear of
it. Even people like Neve Gordon, whose articles appear on other
Holocaust Denial and Neo-Nazi web sites, has never gone near Rense. The
only exception to this is Barry Chamish, who is a regular columnist for
Rense.com, but he is so deranged that his appearance on the site probably
just helps to discredit it.
There are some anti-Semites and Holocaust Deniers who DO write for Rense
and who also appear on leftist anti-Semitic web sites like Counterpunch.
Alexander Cockburn does not seem to mind sharing some of his stable of
writers with Rense (including Holocaust deniers like John Chuckman, Henry
Makow, and Paul Craig Roberts, and leftist Neo-Nazis like Stephen
Well, to get to the point, this week Uri Avnery is publishing one of his
countless bash-Israel screeds on Rense.com. It can be read at
http://www.rense.com/general85/oaos.htm . You better open it, or else I
fear you will think I am spoofing you again.
Moreover, this is not Avnery's first appearance there. If you go to
Rense.com and write Avnery's name in the search engine, you will see
dozens of other pieces by Avnery published on this Holocaust Denial web
site. Obviously Avnery is not bothered by this. If the publications were
without his approval he could sue Rense and its sponsors to force them to
be removed, or just publicly repudiate Rense. While you are in the
search engine, look up Holocaust or Auschwitz. My favorite Rense item on
the Holocaust is this: www.rense.com/general62/meth.htm. You will find
Chamish listed among the official site columnists on the front page of
To remind you of Avnery's personal history and connections with German
The leading survivor of the early "Canaanite" (Israeli anti-Jewish)
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.
What is not well known is that Uri Avnery's original name was Helmut
Osterman, born in Germany, and among the two leading figures in the
"Canaanites"; and 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
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. [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 often appears in