Herr Uri Avnery is Israel's longtime Lord Haw Haw. In recent days he was denounced by Avigdor Lieberman as a "kapo," to the bellowing and shrieks of all the Bleeding Hearts, upset by such rhetoric except when it is directed against Zionists. Recently stories have emerged about how Avnery published a nazi magazine in Germany in the 1930s. Avnery is a regular columnist on the leftwing Neo-Nazi web magazine "Counterpunch," as well as the web site of klansman David Duke. Avnery's own mother disowned him and regarded him as a traitor. Menachem Begin revealed that the chief of the secret service had asked in the late 50's for his support for putting Avnery in administrative detention. Begin unfortunately refused.
Avnery with his Puppet Master (above)
Now it turns out that Avnery's Bash-Israel propaganda is being distributed by bona fide Neo-Nazi organizations and web sites. The following was sent out this week to a long list of Neo-Nazi groups (see the ending especially!):
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:44:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [JihadNewsDesk] An Honest Jew Reviews "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy"
An Honest Jew Reviews "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy"
Uri Avnery (illustration) is a journalist, peace activist, former member of the Knesset, and leader of Gush Shalom, a peace movement in Israel . Two Knights and a Dragon -- by Uri Avnery (Wednesday, October 3, 2007) "The two professors take the bull by the horns. They deal with a subject which is absolutely taboo in the United States , a subject nobody in his right mind would even mention: the enormous influence of the pro-Israel lobby on American foreign policy...."
This wall cannot be torn down by reasoned argument. Nobody has tried, and nobody is going to. Instead, the authors are being smeared and accused of sinister motives. If the book could be ignored altogether, this would have been done - as has happened to other books which have been buried alive....
The two professors take the bull by the horns. They deal with a subject which is absolutely taboo in the United States , a subject nobody in his right mind would even mention: the enormous influence of the pro-Israel lobby on American foreign policy. In a remorselessly systematical way, the book analyzes the Lobby, takes it apart, describes its modus operandi, discloses its financial sources and lays bare its relations with the White House, the two houses of Congress, the leaders of the two major parties and leading media people.... In its second part, the book shows how the Lobby uses its tremendous power in practice: how it has prevented the exertion of any pressure on Israel to for peace with the Palestinians, how it pushed the US into the invasion of Iraq, how it is now pushing for wars with Iran and Syria, how it supported the Israeli leadership in the recent war in Lebanon and blocked calls for a ceasefire when it didn't want it. Each of these assertions is backed up by so much undeniable evidence and quotations from written material (mainly from Israeli sources) that they cannot be ignored. Most of these disclosures are nothing new for those in Israel who deal with these matters.
In 1968, a very respected American publishing house (Macmillan) brought out a book of mine' "Israel Without Zionists", which was later translated into eight other languages. The book described the Israeli-Arab conflict in a very different way and proposed the establishment of a Palestinian state next to Israel - a revolutionary idea at the time. Not a single review appeared in the American media. I checked in one of the most important book stores in New York and did not find the book. When I asked a salesman, he found it buried under a heap of volumes and put it on top. Half an hour later it was hidden again. The book dealt with the "Two States for Two peoples" solution long before it became a world-wide consensus, and with my proposal for Israel 's integration in "the Semitic Region".... The book by the two professors, who criticize the Israeli government from a different angle, cannot be buried anymore. This fact, by itself, speaks volumes. The book is based on an essay by the two that appeared last year in a British journal, after no American publication dared to touch it. Now a respected American publishing house has released it - an indication that something is moving. The situation has not changed, but it seems that it is now possible at least to talk about it.
The two professors are, of course, accused of anti-Semitism, racism and hatred of Israel . What Israel ? It is the Lobby itself that hates a large part of Israel . In recent years is has shifted even more to the Right. Some of its constituent groups - such as the neo-cons who pushed the US into the Iraq war - are openly connected with the right-wing Likud, and especially with Binyamin Netanyahu. The billionaires who finance the Lobby are the same people who finance the extreme Israeli Right, and most of all the settlers. The small, determined Jewish groups in the US who support the Israeli peace movements are remorselessly persecuted. Some of them fold after a
few years. Members of Israeli peace groups who are sent to America are boycotted and slandered as "self-hating- Jews"....
Most of the American public now opposes the Iraq war and considers it a disaster. This majority still does not connect the war with the actions of the pro-Israel lobby. No newspaper and no politician dares to hint at such a connection - yet. But if this taboo is broken, the result may be very dangerous for the Jews and for Israel . Beneath the surface, a lot of anger directed against the Lobby is accumulating. The presidential candidates, who are compelled to grovel at the feet of AIPAC, the senators and congressmen, who have become slaves of the Lobby, the media people, who are forbidden to write what they really think - all these secretly detest the Lobby. If this anger explodes, it may hurt us, too. This lobby has become a Golem. And like the Golem in legend, in the end it will bring disaster on its maker. If I may be permitted to voice some criticism of my own: When the original article by the two professors appeared, I argued that "the tail is wagging the dog and the dog is wagging the tail". The tail, of course, is Israel . ...
I agree that the US is acting against its true interest (and the true interests of Israel ) - but the American leadership does not see it that way. Bush and his people believe - even without the input of the Lobby - that it would be advantageous for the US to establish a permanent American military presence in the middle of this region of huge oil reserves. In my view, this counter-productive act at was one of the main objectives of the war, side by side with the desire to eliminate one of Israel's most dangerous enemies. Unfortunately, the book deals only very briefly with this issue.
The email posting by the Neo-Nazis carried the following warning at the end of the message:
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Avnery illegally enters Beirut to help the PLO in 1982: