Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tikkun magazine publishes vicious anti-semite Israel Shamir

The Engage website has just reported that Tikkun magazine published an article this summer by Israel Shamir, the notorious anti-semite (article on Searchlight), on the the first bulldozer attack this summer in Israel, in which a Palestinian attacker killed three people.

With this paragraph, Michael Lerner justified his publication of a vicious anti-semite:

[Editor's note: Like most of what Israel Shamir writes about Israel, this article reflects a perspective that has far too little sympathy for the fate of those killed and wounded when the Palestinian named Hosam charged his huge tractor into a bus in the center of Jerusalem. We publish it here nevertheless because of our commitment to provide our readers with perspectives that they are unlikely to hear in the mainstream media and which present ideas with which we must grapple. In this case, the attempt to humanize the Palestinian is part of our discourse--a Tikkun commitment to see the spirit of God in every human being, even those who do hurtful or muderous acts. We only wish Shamir could do the same thing for Israelis as he does so well here for Palestinians. And his hatred of Judaism itself might have been grounds to simply dismiss the article, except that it represents a growing sentiment among many Israeli secularists.]


Hatred of Judaism? How about hatred of Jews? How about rank anti-semitism? Read the Searchlight article I link to learn who Israel Shamir is and what he has done.

This is also a terrible libel of secular Jewish Israelis - who like other Israelis, saw the attack in July as a terrorist attack aimed at innocent civilians, both Jewish and Arab. If secular Israelis have arguments with religious Israeli Jews (and they do) it does not lead them to the vicious Jew hatred of an Israel Shamir.

Another thing - Shamir quotes another vicious anti-semite, Gilad Atzmon, to support his case. Read about Atzmon in Harry's Place - Legacy of Atzmon.

Is this who Tikkun wants to be associating with now? Is this what they've fallen to?

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  2. Israel Shamir, a Nazi posing as an "Israeli writer"

    Israel Shamir is an infamous (non Jew) Nazi who resided in Israel for a short time and preaches hatred and LIES.

    Any wonder he appears on all hate sites like KKK's davidduke, and other nazis' sites?

    Searchlight Magazine: A man who claims to be one of Israel’s leading intellectuals is also a Swedish antisemitic writer. Israel Shamir presents himself on his website as a leading Russian-Israeli intellectual and a writer, translator and journalist. But in 2001 he changed his name to Jöran Jermas and has surrounded himself in Sweden and Norway ... (An empty bag cannot stand) and was published by the openly nazi publisher Nordiska Förlaget. ... http://www.searchlightmagazine.com/i...mplate&story=6

    MOONBAT CENTRAL: London Times Exposes Columnist "Israel Shamir" as Swedish neo-Nazi. For many years the most openly anti-Semitic "Jew" filling the web with columns, ... http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/m...st-israel.html

    Israel Shamir's Antisemitic "book" with the Arab radical "activist" using information and "ideas" created by Neo Nazi groups http://timesonline.typepad.com/olive...-shamir-a.html

    Hesham Tillawi... Israel Shamir...convert to Christianity, has alleged that Jews are somehow aligned with demonic forces ... http://www.adl.org/Learn/Ext_US/hesh...2&item=tillawi

    hate... as well as Duke, French Holocaust denier Serge Thion and Israel Shamir, ... http://www.adl.org/main_anti_semitis...up_ukraine.htm

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