Israel Shamir

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Israel Shamir (born 1947[1]) is a writer and journalist.[2] He is a commentator on Arab - Israeli relations and Jewish culture.[3][4][5] He is originally from Novosibirsk, Siberia and moved to Israel in 1969, served as paratrooper in the army and fought in the 1973 war. He took up journalism and writing in 1975.[6]


[edit] As an author

In February 2005 Labour life peer Nazir Ahmed held a book launch for Shamir in the House of Lords.[7]

[edit] Personal life

In 2004 Shamir was baptized into the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem by Archbishop Theodosios (Atallah) Hanna of Sabastia and given the name Adam.[6]

[edit] Views

He is critical of Zionism.[8]

He is critical of what he considers the Jewish quest for world hegemony, having written, "Palestine is not the ultimate goal of the Jews; the world is. Palestine is just the place for world state headquarters; necessary, for otherwise the people of Europe wouldn't be magnetised like a rabbit in the headlights of a car."[4]

Shamir has argued that there is organized Jewish control of the media and public discourse: "The rich Jews buy media so it will cover up their (and their brethren's) misdeeds. The Jews in the media are giving protection to the rich Jews. ... In the US, even in Western Europe, no view can be proposed to the general public unless approved (after being vetted and corrected) by a Jewish group."[5]

Shamir is a supporter of the proposed one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.[9]

[edit] A selection of publications

[edit] Books

Sorted by date
Self-published, sorted by date

[edit] Translations

[edit] References

  1. ^ Palestine my love:A Plea for Palestine and Israel - together in the holy land. Israel Shamir- via Google books. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Middle east smells of war". The Voice of Russia. August 5, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Israel Shamir - Fear not, crying wolf". Information Clearing House - via News. August 17, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Shamir 2005, p. 87
  5. ^ a b Shamir 2005, p. 31-32
  6. ^ a b "Israel Adam Shamir - biography". Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ Pollard, Stephen (April 7, 2005). "Lord Ahmed's unwelcome guest". London: The Sunday Times. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Israel Shamir: “Equal rights in Palestine/Israel is no utopia”". Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Vocal critic of Israel". New Straits Times - via Google News. April 1, 2002.,374356&dq. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bibliography (in Russian)". The Russian Open University. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 

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