Sunday, April 1, 2007

Lets talk honestly- Zionism and REVISIONISM

Honest Reporting and its Continued Dishonesty

I am a bit confused, I seem to keep going back to this topic and I do not know why- Zionism, Palestine and the Propaganda. I am writing/posting profusely on this topic, because there is a lack of HONEST REPORTING?

One of my first blogs was on Honest Reporting. It is really an analysis on those behind "Obsession: The Mockumentary" But here is some griping by Honest Reporting themselves about some "misinformation" on Zionist involvement with Nazi Germany:

The charge of Zionist collaboration with the Nazis is a form of Holocaust revisionism that is barely deserving of a response.

Honest Reporting believes that this did not exist, yet according to the Mockumentary so called Muslim collaboration was a partnership made in Heaven. Funny, how easy it is to construe historical facts and shift them to fit one's perspective.

They go on in their E-mail appeal to say:

Abusing the memory of 6 million murdered Jews is a malicious method to attack Israel

Which is funny, because Honest Reporting does a really good job at shielding Zionist mistreatment and barbarism against the Palestinian people by guilt tripping and lacing everyone’s conscience with poison on how the world did the Jewish people wrong.

The issue is this constant diatribe of hooking and connecting the Holocaust to legitimate Israeli criticism. Israel is not a Golden Cow, and it is not sacred nor beyond criticism. However, my raving and ranting does not address the issue brought up originally by Honest Reporting e-mail appeal:

So why does Australia's ABC Radio (you can listen to the broadcast as well as read a transcript of it) ask on the transcript page of its "Religion Report":

Which Israeli Prime Minister in his youth was a member of an organization that offered to collaborate with the Nazis at the height of World War II, because of their shared racial ideology of blood and soil? This question is answered by American civil rights activist and Anti-Zionist Lenni Brenner, the author of "Zionism in the age of the dictators".

Yes ABC Radio in Australia did ask this question. Now, I never heard of Lenni Brenner, but Honest Reporting claims:

(Lenni Brenner's book was) a means to de-legitimize Israel as a fascist and Nazi state. Classical Holocaust deniers claim that the mass extermination of the Jews never took place or seek to minimize the numbers of the dead. Left-wing revisionists such as Brenner do not deny that mass murder took place but seek to blame Zionist Jews for the actions of the Nazis.

Do you notice how they link "Classical Holocaust deniers" and then go on to say "left-wing revisionists"- its subtle but what you get is this idea that left-wing revisionists are holocaust deniers and that makes Lenni Brenner a Holocaust denier.

Lenni Brenner, is wonderfully dismissed through guilt by association. His article that was published in Middle East International was reprinted in a Neo Nazi magazine, and that his book in 1986 was reprinted by a Neo-Nazi publishing house- one should infer, according to Honest Reporting that Brenner is supporting Neo-Nazi practices.

This is subtly done by associating his printing by that company with the printing of other books that deny the holocaust by disgusting individuals who are racists and bigots, making Lenni Brenner one too.

"Why has ABC indulged an extremist like Lenni Brenner?" asks Honest Reporting, maybe because Honest Reporting is a propaganda whore that has neither shame nor journalistic integrity to really show it self as a neutral source of information.

So take there advice and contact ABC and thank them for having integrity:

As for Lenni Brenner, I still do not know anything about this guy, so I googled him.

  1. He is a Marxist, so Honest Reporting got that right
  2. He was "prominent Civil Rights activist as well as opponent of the Vietnam war" Honest Reporting neglected to mention that
    • He was organizing freedom rides to the South
    • he worked on organizing the "I have Dream" speech event
  3. He was born to an Orthodox Jewish family- ouch, so basically Honest Reporting is trying to say that he was a "self hating Jew" in just a few words
  4. He is a druggie, did some ganja and got arrested for it, surprised Honest Reporting didn’t call him a drug dealer in their email
  5. He co-founded the Committee Against Zionism and Racism with Kwume Ture (aka Stokley Carmicheal)
  6. His article also appeared in the following places: The Nation, Amsterdam News, Jewish Guardian, Atlanta Constitution, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Middle East Policy, Middle East International, Journal of Palestine Studies, New Statesman, Al-Fajr and United Irishman. Honest Reporting neglected to leave these out of the list of places where it was re-published.

Now, what I read about Lenni Brenner, no where associates him with Neo-Nazi's. Neo-Nazi's and other extremists might like what he has to say, he can not control that.

Honest Reporting wants us to basically treat Brenner the way Israeli army treats Palestinians- guilt by association and demolishing homes and neighborhoods because of the actions of one individual in a family- Honest Reporting wants to promote hatred and bigotry and the suppression of ideas because it is counter to their perspective on Israel.

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IAblogger said...

For the record, Lenni Brenner is probably the world's foremost expert of Zionist collaboration with the Nazis and has written two extremely well documented books on the topic:

"Zionism in the Age of the Dictators
A Reappraisal" was written in 1983 and he made the work "public domain" so anyone is allowed to reproduce it in part or in full. It can be found online at:

His second book on the topic was published in 2002 and is available at Amazon: "51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis" -

Among serious historians - as opposed to Zionist propaganda outfits like "Honest Reporting" - there is no real debate about this undeniable history. His research has been "co-opted" by racist neo-Nazis (though nothing Brenner has written in anyway questions or downplays the Holocaust) and in response he has issued repeated "open letters" condemning both Nazis and their use of his work.

The rest of your Google search is accurate. He was a "freedom rider" and friends with many of the leaders of the old civil rights movement and has always been an outspoken anti-racist (which makes the charges about him "collaborating" with Nazis all the more obnoxious). Further he is a drug legalization activist, out spoken anti-Zionist, and avid Marxist.

John S.
Jewish Friends of Palestine

Affad Shaikh said...

Thanks for the information. Unfortunatly having to constantly put out fires, it becomes hard to track those that are being set ablaze. I have not read Brenner's books, I have however, seen them on his website. I stayed away from commenting on the books because, I myself have not read them and as such wanted to stay away from commenting on something I am not crtically aware of.

I will add the books to my reading list and check them out. By the way, I checked out the website, if at any point you think there might anything of interest to share with the Muslim community please feel free to shoot it my way. I will try my best to share it with others.


Affad Shaikh