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Uri Avnery – Traces of Nazism in Israel Confirmed?

By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor on May 22, 2016

The storming of the Temple

…by  Uri Avnery, with Gush Shalom

Uri had political enemies all his life

[ Editor’s note: Well, finally Uri is getting yet another taste of the Zionist bitter fruit. But he still does not get it. While Liberal Israelis have always fought for power with the conservatives, Uri has always felt that the Holocaust bound them together.

And the answer to that is both yes and no. While both sides are firm believers in the religion of Jewish victim supremacy, Uri does not feel that gives him the right to inflict Nazi treatment on others. He has always fought for Palestinian rights and done so at great risk.

But Netanyahu on the other hand is a member of an inner tribe of Judaism where the holocaust is used as a cover to “do unto others before they do it unto you”, and makes no apologies.

But here comes this serving Israeli general to walk the career plank at a major event talk, where he compared the things that happened to bring the Nazis to power to what has happened in Israel, and the firestorm was instantaneous.

Uri comes to the general’s defense, actually as a witness to what happened in the Reichstag when he was a young boy, and he has had a front row seat for what the Palestinians got from the “chosen ones”.

Please notice that as always, US media never touched this story when it happened, as they self censor all major internal criticism battles in Israel because they do not want goyim to get the crazy idea that if Jews can criticize Jews, that mere goyim can also criticize them.

The Jewish Lobby here is always waiting in the wings to teach people what the penalties for that kind of thinking are. So they have a little streak of totalitarian Nazism running through them also, in that they appoint to themselves the right to destroy people who disagree with them, and they have done so many times.

Uri can tell you the rest, as Israeli internal politics is his specialty… Jim W. Dean ]


 I Was There

– First published  …  May 21, 2016 –


Israeli General Ya’ir Golan – now this is a mensch

“PLEASE DON’T write about Ya’ir Golan!” a friend begged me, “Anything a leftist like you writes will only harm him!” So I abstained for some weeks. But I can’t keep quiet any longer.

General Ya’ir Golan, the deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, made a speech on Holocaust Memorial Day. Wearing his uniform, he read a prepared, well-considered text that triggered an uproar which has not yet died down.

Dozens of articles have been published in its wake, some condemning him, some lauding him. Seems that nobody could stay indifferent.

The main sentence was:

“If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, 70, 80, 90 years ago, and finding traces of them here in our midst, today, in 2016.”

All hell broke loose. What!!! Traces of Nazism in Israel? A resemblance between what the Nazis did to us with what we are doing to the Palestinians?

Ninety years ago was 1926, one of the last years of the German republic. Eighty years ago was 1936, three years after the Nazis came to power. 70 years ago was 1946, on the morrow of Hitler’s suicide and the end of the Nazi Reich.

I feel compelled to write about the general’s speech after all, because I was there.



Tyranny can happen anywhere. Notes about the Zionist Star with Swastika on Opposite side: “Baron Leopold von Mildenstein of the SS wrote a pro-Zionist piece for the Nazi press after he visited Palestine, and he wrote favorably about what he saw in the Zionist colonies in Palestine; he also persuaded Joseph Goebbels to run his report as a massive 12-part series in Der Angriff (The Assault), the leading Nazi propaganda organ (9/26-10/9/34)… To commemorate the Baron’s expedition, Goebbels had a medal struck: on one side the swastika, on the other the Zionist star.”

As a child, I was an eye-witness to the last years of the Weimar Republic (so called because its constitution was shaped in Weimar, the town of Goethe and Schiller). As a politically alert boy, I witnessed the Nazi Machtergreifung (“taking power”) and the first half a year of Nazi rule.

I know what Golan was speaking about. Though we belong to two different generations, we share the same background. Both our families come from small towns in Western Germany. His father and I must have had a lot in common.

There is a strict moral commandment in Israel: nothing can be compared to the Holocaust. The Holocaust is unique. It happened to us, the Jews, because we are unique. (Religious Jews would add: “Because God has chosen us”.)

I have broken this commandment. Just before Golan was born, I published (in Hebrew) a book called “The Swastika”, in which I recounted my childhood memories and tried to draw conclusions from them. It was on the eve of the Eichmann trial, and I was shocked by the lack of knowledge about the Nazi era among young Israelis then.

My book did not deal with the Holocaust, which took place when I was already living in Palestine, but with a question which troubled me throughout the years, and even today: how could it happen that Germany, perhaps the most cultured nation on earth at the time, the homeland of Goethe, Beethoven and Kant, could democratically elect a raving psychopath like Adolf Hitler as its leader?

The last chapter of the book was entitled “It Can Happen Here!” The title was drawn from a book by the American novelist Sinclair Lewis, called ironically “It Can’t Happen Here”, in which he described a Nazi take-over of the United States.

In this chapter, I discussed the possibility of a Jewish Nazi-like party coming to power in Israel. My conclusion was that a Nazi party can come to power in any country on earth, if the conditions are right. Yes, in Israel, too.

The book was largely ignored by the Israeli public, which at the time was overwhelmed by the storm of emotions evoked by the terrible disclosures of the Eichmann trial.

Now comes General Golan, an esteemed professional soldier, and says the same thing. And not as an improvised remark, but on an official occasion, wearing his general’s uniform, reading from a prepared, well thought-out text.

The storm broke out, and has not passed yet.

Israelis have a self-protective habit: when confronted with inconvenient truths, they evade its essence and deal with a secondary, unimportant aspect. Of all the dozens and dozens of reactions in the written press, on TV and on political platforms, almost none confronted the general’s painful contention.

No, the furious debate that broke out concerns the questions: Is a high-ranking army officer allowed to voice an opinion about matters that concern the civilian establishment? And do so in army uniform? On an official occasion?

Should an army officer keep quiet about his political convictions? Or voice them only in closed sessions – “in relevant forums”, as a furious Binyamin Netanyahu phrased it?

General Golan enjoys a very high degree of respect in the army. As Deputy Chief of Staff he was until now almost certainly a candidate for Chief of Staff, when the incumbent leaves the office after the customary four years.

The fulfillment of this dream shared by every General Staff officer is now very remote. In practice, Golan has sacrificed his further advancement in order to utter his warning and giving it the widest possible resonance.


Nazi march

One can only respect such courage. I have never met General Golan, I believe, and I don’t know his political views. But I admire his act.

Somehow I recall an article published by the British magazine Punch before World War I, when a group of junior army officers issued a statement opposing the government’s policy in Ireland.

The magazine said that while disapproving the opinion expressed by the mutinous officers, it took pride in the fact that such youthful officers were ready to sacrifice their careers for their convictions.

The Nazi march to power started in 1929, when a terrible world-wide economic crisis hit Germany. A tiny, ridiculous far-right party suddenly became a political force to be reckoned with. From there it took them four years to become the largest party in the country and to take over power (though it still needed a coalition).

I was there when it happened, a boy in a family in which politics became the main topic at the dinner table. I saw how the republic broke down, gradually, slowly, step by step. I saw our family friends hoisting the swastika flag. I saw my high-school teacher raising his arm when entering the class and saying “Heil Hitler” for the first time (and then reassuring me in private that nothing had changed.)

I was the only Jew in the entire gymnasium (high school.) When the hundreds of boys – all taller than I – raised their arms to sing the Nazi anthem, and I did not, they threatened to break my bones if it happened again. A few days later we left Germany for good.

General Golan was accused of comparing Israel to Nazi Germany. Nothing of the sort. A careful reading of his text shows that he compared developments in Israel to the events that led to the disintegration of the Weimar Republic. And that is a valid comparison.

Things happening in Israel, especially since the last election, bear a frightening similarity to those events. True, the process is quite different. German fascism arose from the humiliation of surrender in World War I, the occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium from 1923-25, the terrible economic crisis of 1929, the misery of millions of unemployed. Israel is victorious in its frequent military actions, we live comfortable lives. The dangers threatening us are of a quite different nature. They stem from our victories, not from our defeats.

Indeed, the differences between Israel today and Germany then are far greater than the similarities. But those similarities do exist, and the general was right to point them out.

The discrimination against the Palestinians in practically all spheres of life can be compared to the treatment of the Jews in the first phase of Nazi Germany. (The oppression of the Palestinians in the occupied territories resembles more the treatment of the Czechs in the “protectorate” after the Munich betrayal.)

The rain of racist bills in the Knesset, those already adopted and those in the works, strongly resembles the laws adopted by the Reichstag in the early days of the Nazi regime.

Some rabbis call for a boycott of Arab shops. Like then. The call “Death to the Arabs” (“Judah verrecke”?) is regularly heard at soccer matches. A member of parliament has called for the separation between Jewish and Arab newborns in hospital.


That giant sucking sound you hear might be Israel’s Far Right falling into the pantheon of all-time haters. Pictured: Miri Regev; Ayalet “Palestinians-Are-Little-Snakes” Shaked; Netanyahu; Lieberman; the late Meir Kahane; and, of course, the standard bearer of ethnic-based assassinations, Joe Stalin

A Chief Rabbi has declared that Goyim (non-Jews) were created by God to serve the Jews. Our Ministers of Education and Culture are busy subduing the schools, theater and arts to the extreme rightist line, something known in German as Gleichschaltung. The Supreme Court, the pride of Israel, is being relentlessly attacked by the Minister of Justice. The Gaza Strip is a huge ghetto.

Of course, no one in their right mind would even remotely compare Netanyahu to the Fuehrer, but there are political parties here which do emit a strong fascist smell. The political riffraff peopling the present Netanyahu government could easily have found their place in the first Nazi government.

One of the main slogans of our present government is to replace the “old elite”, considered too liberal, with a new one. One of the main Nazi slogans was to replace “das System”.

By the way, when the Nazis came to power, almost all high-ranking officers of the German army were staunch anti-Nazis. They were even considering a putsch against Hitler . Their political leader was summarily executed a year later, when Hitler liquidated his opponents in his own party.

We are told that General Golan is now protected by a personal bodyguard, something that has never happened to a general in the annals of Israel.


Israelis pulled up their chairs and watched the Gaza slaughter in 2014

The general did not mention the occupation and the settlements, which are under army rule.

But he did mention the episode which occurred shortly before he gave this speech, and which is still shaking Israel now: in occupied Hebron, under army rule, a soldier saw a seriously wounded Palestinian lying helplessly on the ground, approached him and killed him with a shot to the head.

The victim had tried to attack some soldiers with a knife, but did not constitute a threat to anyone any more.

This was a clear contravention of army standing orders, and the soldier has been hauled before a court martial.

A cry went up around the country: the soldier is a hero! He should be decorated! Netanyahu called his father to assure him of his support. Avigdor Lieberman entered the crowded courtroom in order to express his solidarity with the soldier. A few days later Netanyahu appointed Lieberman as Minister of Defense, the second most important office in Israel.

Before that, General Golan received robust support both from the Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya’alon, and the Chief of Staff, Gadi Eisenkot. Probably this was the immediate reason for the kicking out of Ya’alon and the appointment of Lieberman in his place. It resembled a putsch.

It seems that Golan is not only a courageous officer, but a prophet, too. The inclusion of Lieberman’s party in the government coalition confirms Golan’s blackest fears. This is another fatal blow to the Israeli democracy.

Am I condemned to witness the same process for the second time in my life?



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17 Responses to “Uri Avnery – Traces of Nazism in Israel Confirmed?”

Flesh May 24, 2016 at 1:15 am

General Golan uses the term Nazi in a limited colloquial sense and he is not expected to identify why Goethe and Kant are fundamentally different.

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JS May 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm

Benjamin Fulford’s weekly report today named 3 top Israelis who have recently spoken out: Golan, Ya’alon, and former PM Ehud Barak. It’s a start.

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Afshin Nejat May 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm

It makes sense at the outset if we were to say “after the fact”, since identification with the aggressor is a typical outcome of such traumatic experiences for individuals and also societies (how will America recover from its own self-inflicted, technotyrannical, crypto-manipulative self-immolation?).

That these propensities were the ROOT of Talmudic, Evil Demiurgic Yahweh/Baal/Molech worship is without a doubt. We might expect a common “totalitarian” spirit in both cases, the Third Reich’s and whatever society it was that obeyed the evil voice in the desert thousands of years ago.

It looks like a bunch of sick experiments being conducted from the Caucasian, Himalayan, Alpine, and various other mountain range bases of who-knows-what

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Bartered May 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm

The German public must have been terrified of the Bolshevism seeping into the communities and threating what little livelihood existed when Hilter created the Riechmark as the new currency. They werent stupid. They knew what was going on in Russia. Why else would so many good Christians adopt such a hard line approach by adopting severe racial overtones? We are supposed to believe they were brainwashed. I believe they were afraid of losing what gains were met once they gained independence.
Considering the racist overtones Ive had to deal with growing up I see hatred toward different cultures as normal behaviour among the fearful, given the propensity for outside races to create violence if those cultures are driven by political ideologies. The Black

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Preston James, Ph.D May 23, 2016 at 1:42 pm

A monumentally important article that marks the turning point in Rothschild Khazarian Mafia Zionist racism, the actual entity that produced both Bolshevism and Nazism in the first place and has now manipulated Israel to it destruction.

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gogh May 23, 2016 at 11:29 am

Edward: “More than 800.000 US soldiers died in WW1 for Israel without to know it.”

Great insight although I think you overestimated the number. Wasn’t the US death toll around 115,000?

Still, 115,000 children of the US sacrificed on the altar of Zionism (even then!!) is shocking. Ans just as many mothers in which joy and laughter died at the same time.

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Edward Longshanks May 23, 2016 at 12:58 pm

You are right, my memory was wrong. I found 2 numbers. 126.000 and 210.000, but the second number could be a mistake and it counts the wounded.

gogh May 23, 2016 at 5:57 am

Edward, the first and foremost origins of treachery can be found in the US with Louis Brandeis. Hitler must have known this. Brandeis sealed the fate of Germany as well as the US (leading to carnage) in April 25, 1915:
“Let no American imagine that Zionism is inconsistent with Patriotism. Multiple loyalties are objectionable only if they are inconsistent. A man is a better citizen of the United States for being also a loyal citizen of his state, and of his city; or for being loyal to his college…. Every American Jew who aids in advancing the Jewish settlement in Palestine, though he feels that neither he nor his descendants will ever live there, will likewise be a better man and a better American for doing so. There is no inconsistency between loyalty

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Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor May 23, 2016 at 8:50 am

Great quote here. Brandeis was one of the early engines of building the Zionist Lobby, getting involved in politics to a huge degree, when Supreme Court justices had historically not done so. But again we had an exception being made for you know who.

Edward Longshanks May 23, 2016 at 10:10 am

Gogh, this is not a contradiction. The FED-law was established in 1913, another betrayal. I used another starting point in my comment. Hitler was a common soldier, decorated with “Verwundetenabzeichen and the Iron Cross” 2nd class”. Hitler was traumatized as many of millions of European soldiers on the battlefield. He might got political interest and briefing in the hospitals. For him and many other front-soldiers the ceasefire with the Entente was not conclusive, so he started to ask questions. The Versailles treaty gave them the rest. The German representatives in Versailles were totally surprised to find the Jews there, who checked that the British will keep their promises. The relation to the Jews in the Reich till the end of WW1 was better than for example

Edward Longshanks May 23, 2016 at 10:13 am

In 1916 the British made contact to the Jews to bid for the prize, when the Jewish lobby will force the US into the war, the answer was Palestine.

Edward Longshanks May 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

More than 800.000 US soldiers died in WW1 for Israel without to know it.

Edward Longshanks May 23, 2016 at 3:37 am

Fine written article. But it is a mock fight.
There is no Israeli leader who starts to copy the Nazis, there were and are all authentic. The Nazis copied Jewishness in a mitigated format, but only in relations to the outside world, in their internal relationship their aim was quite different to what they published. They Nazis learned the best developed propanda-action from the Bolshewiks, means from the Jews. Hitler wellcomed and supported the foundation of Israel, but his crime was, that he denied the Jewish rule over the Reich, after the Jews had betrayed the Reich during WW1 (The betrayal started in 1916). When Hitler learned this Information, he started to become an anti-jewish-activist. Before this happened his relation to Jews was the usual one.

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Edward Longshanks May 23, 2016 at 3:37 am

The German Nazi-government never invaded a country to get rid of the indogene population or to kill them, a huge difference.

gogh May 23, 2016 at 3:14 am

The discrimination against the Palestinians in practically all spheres of life CAN NOT be compared to the treatment of the Jews in the FIRST phase of Nazi Germany. The discrimination against the Palestinians in practically all spheres of life CAN though be compared to the treatment of the Jews in the LAST phase of Nazi Germany. And it even started off with genocide in 1948 as Uri well knows. There is only one difference between Nazi Germany and Israel: Nazi Germany had many concentration camps. Israel on the other hand has one big huge concentration camp, called Gaza, in place and ready for the Endlösung and creating further Lebensraum. Germany can exist without concentration camps. Israel on the other hand cannot exist without concentration camps. The only reason the

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JS May 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm

The answer to Uri’s last question is Yes. Btw, American novelist Sinclair Lewis was wrong. It CAN happen here. It can happen anywhere. Here in the US, it’s been a slower process so far, mostly post – 9/11 with the Patriot Act starting things off. They got rid of Habeas corpus, and are still working on dismantling the entire Bill of Rights. But there has been some pushback, at every level of government. Locally, for example, my city got rid of their financially lucrative red-light cameras at intersections, but only after several successful lawsuits got their attention. We also now have the right to destroy drones that overfly our properties and spy on us. I am starting to actually appreciate tort lawyers. I am waiting to see if they manage to crack open 9/11.

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Worker Bee May 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

“Of course, no one in their right mind would even remotely compare Netanyahu to the Fuehrer…”

Yes, that would be defamatory to Hitler.

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