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Dr. Tamar Amar-Dahl's anti-Israel propaganda tonight in Hamburg: "Shimon Peres and the contradictions of Zionism"


Ex-Israeli academic making anti-Semitic propaganda in 
Germany

By Clemens Heni, Ph.D.

 

"I am shocked that here, in Germany, they chew through topics like the Holocaust and Jews. Sometimes, this is much too much for me.”

 

This is not a quote from a Neo-Nazi or right-wing extremist in today’s Germany. This is a quote from Tamar Amar-Dahl from 2005. Amar-Dahl then gave-up her Israeli passport in 2006, because she strongly disagrees with any military actions of the IDF against Hezbollah or any other enemies of the Jewish state of Israel. Ironic, isn’t it? A Jewish Israeli returns her passport, accepts a German passport instead and is even mourning that the Holocaust and anti-Semitism are discussed too much in the country which tried to kill all Jews on earth: Germany.

 

Amar-Dahl wrote a Ph.D. about Israeli President Shimon Peres in the history department at the University of Munich in 2008. Her Ph.D. advisor was right-wing historian Horst Möller, head of the “Institut für Zeitgeschichte” (Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) ). He is known for publishing anti-Semitic and Holocaust obfuscating books like “red Holocaust”, aiming at the crimes of the Soviet Union and its allies. He is also known for supporting and backing revisionist German historian Ernst Nolte who said in the 1980s that the Shoah was just a reaction of Hitler and the Germans towards the “Asiatic barbarism”.  This denies the unprecedented crimes of the Holocaust.

 

The second Ph.D. advisor of Amar-Dahl was Prof. Moshe Zuckermann, a rather left-wing anti-Israel activist from Tel AvivUniversity. Möller and Zuckermann – an interesting couple.

On December 8, 2010, Dr. Tamar Amar-Dahl is invited to present her Ph.D. at the “Jewish Saloon” in Hamburg, organized by the “Institute for the history of German Jews” in Hamburg, headed by Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum. Schüler-Springorum will become the successor of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benz as head of the Center for Research on Antisemitism (ZfA) inBerlin, in April 2011. Benz, on the other side, gave an exclusive interview on November 1, 2010 to pro-Hezbullah, anti-Israeli Islamists in Germany of “Muslim-Markt,” a leading German-Turkish Shi’ite online page.

 

In her book Amar-Dahl is portraying Shimon Peres as racist, nationalistic, and against any kind of peace with the Palestinians. She wants to prove that all forms of Zionism are equally bad and racist. When asked in a TV interview in May 2010 if she celebrates the 62nd anniversary of Israel, she said “No. I do not celebrate.”

 

In her book, for example, she accuses Peres for portraying the Islamofascist regime on Iran as being aggressive and violent (page 105). She quotes Peres with illuminating statements against Khomeinism and the existential threat for the world. Peres urges the world to act against Iran, because nuclear weapons in hands of terrorists and state terrorists are extremely dangerous. Amar-Dahl ignores the Iranian threat and accuses Peres of being biased. In her views, Peres is critical about Iranbecause he has a specific “picture of his enemies”. She ignores Iranian anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, and incitement to genocide.

 

Not by accident Amar-Dahl was a speaker at the “Palestinian days” in Munich in July 2010. The event was announced with a poster showing the anti-terror fence in Israel being destroyed.

Amar-Dahl’s Ph.D. is based on Edward Said, infamous author of “Orientalism” in 1978. He was an anti-Israel activist, blaming the western world and Israel for being biased against “the other,” and particularly against people in the Middle East and the “Orient”, respectively. Said is ignoring both Muslim anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism and anti-Westernism, and denying Islamism and Islamic Jihad as phenomena sui generis. Said also obfuscated the Holocaust by equating it with ‘resentments’ against Arabs in Europe since 1973 (oil crisis) – resentments which in fact do not exist. Equating “Islamophobia” (or “Arabophobia”) with anti-Semitism is a fashionable trend in western academia as well. This can be called a soft-core denial of the Holocaust.

 

Amar-Dahl and her attacks on Shoah remembrance and the Jewish state of Israel clearly indicate that Germany embraces anti-Semitic Jews. It has become fashionable to do so. Even scholars from the field of Jewish Studies (and anti-Semitism) like Prof. Schüler-Springorum invite Amar-Dahl and support a scholar who is openly supporting Palestinian anti-Semites and attacking and denouncing Shimon Peres and the very idea of  Jewish state of Israel.

The last sentence of the invitation to her December 08, 2010 talk reads:

"
An Hand der Biographie von Shimon Peres konstatiert sie das Scheitern des Zionismus und eine Friedensunfähigkeit Israels."
"Taking the biography of Shimon Peres as an exmple, Amar-Dahl states that Zionism failed and Israel is unable to achieve peace."

 

---
Clemens Heni, Ph.D.

www.clemensheni.net


APPENDIX

http://salonamgrindel.de/?p=236

"Shimon Peres and the contradictions of Zionism" - an idea with Tamar Amar Dahl

In collaboration with the Institute for the History of German Jews at the University of Hamburg.

The world leaders Shimon Peres is one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures in contemporary history: the "eternal politician," characterized the Zionist project and the Israeli politics and history from the 1950s through today like no other. The Nobel Peace Prize is also the father of the Israeli nuclear force, the civilian leaders shaped the militarized Israel.

Dr. Tamar Amar Dahl is a historian. Born and raised in Israel, she lives in Germany since 1996. Studied history and philosophy in Tel Aviv, Hamburg and Munich, PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Since 2009 Lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In her intellectual biography of Shimon Peres, which they will present at the Salon, the author suggests a seemingly contradictory life. It designs its own controversial view of the political culture of Israel and the Middle East conflict. On the basis of the biography of Shimon Peres, she noticed that failure of Zionism and Israel's inability to peace.

Tamar Amar Dahl: Shimon Peres. A peace and a nationalist politician, 2010, 472 pages, € 39,90 ISBN 978-3-506-76910-7
More on the author can be found here .


Wednesday, December 8, 2010
20:00



http://www.literaturinhamburg.de/


Book launch

"Shimon Peres and the contradictions of Zionism"

The Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres and politicians has shaped Israeli history and politics since the 1950s to the present day like no other, he has worked for decades in leading political positions of his country, as President since 2007. In her book, "Shimon Peres. A peace policies and nationalist "records the historian Dr. Tamar Amar-Dahl a picture of a contradictory politician, on the one hand, shaped the Zionist project and the militarized Israel, other than the" seen eternal politician "in the West as a representative of the peace policy of Israel.In the Jewish salon, Dr. Tamar Amar Dahl its "extremely critical" (Frankfurter Rundschau) biography of Shimon Peres presented and discussed.

08. December 2010 

Organizer: Jewish salon, Institute for the History of German Jews at the University of Hamburg. Location: Café Leonor, Grindelhof 59, 20.00 clock. Admission: € 10.-/5.-.




http://palaestina-heute.de/Veranstaltungen/2010/Juli_2010/juli_2010.html

http://www.dritteweltzentrum.de/dt/aktuelles/aktuelles.htm


Fri 09:07:10 | 19:00 clock

As part of the Palestine-day 2010: Shimon Peres - a "peace" and nationalist

Reading and discussion

The world leaders Shimon Peres is one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures of current affairs. The "eternal politician coined the Zionist project and the Israeli politics and history from the 1950s through today like no other. A recently published intellectual biography sheds new light on the political culture of Israel.

The world leaders Shimon Peres is one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures of current affairs. The "eternal politician coined the Zionist project and the Israeli politics and history from the 1950s through today like no other. A recently published intellectual biography sheds new light on the political culture of Israel.

Just as smoothly as astutely describes and the Israeli-German historian Tamar Amar Dahl suggests a seemingly contradictory life: The Nobel Peace Prize is also the father of the Israeli nuclear force, the civilian leaders shaped the militarized Israel, the "man of peace" stands for Israel's tragedy of the peace disability.

The lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin will go down in her presentation to Peres peculiar political biography, therefore, to their historical significance for the Middle East conflict: For Peres political career tells the story of the enforcement of Zionism, while its failure, embodies the political struggle of security and legitimacy, but reveals an Israel that has placed a political settlement with the Palestinians long ago.

About the book:
"Extensive reading gives insight and understanding, should also enrich the professional reader."
Moshe Zuckermann

"This is the subtle point of an angry young woman, you must read to understand criticism and crisis between the generations in today's Israel."
Michael Stürmer

"This book is a landmark in his German publications relating to the Middle East."
Dominic Peters

"Such a careful, political biography, are so many times in the historical context, we've not had for a long time. In the discussion about this book, we can be curious? And it should have necessarily read themselves."
Ingeborg Gollwitzer

Location
Gasteig, lecture room of the library, Rosenheimerstr. 5

Admission
7 - €

Lecturer
Dr. Tamar Amar Dahl

Organizer
Palestine Committee of Munich, with the support of the Culture of the LHS Munich




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