- Both Yitzhak Shamir and Menachem Begin were terrorists.
- Flashback 2012: Death of Israel’s pro-Nazi Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Zionism’s Dark Secret – Israel’s Ruler Was a Supporter of an Alliance with Nazi Germany
by Tony Greenstein, http://azvsas.blogspot.com/
Yitzhak Shamir was the hard-line ruler and successor to Menachem Begin as Prime Minister of Israel. He was Prime Minister from 1st October 1983 to the 13th September 1984, in an alliance with the Israeli Labour Party and from the 20th October 1986 to the 13th July 1992.
But contrary to the myths that have grown up in the bourgeois press Shamir, although hailing from Poland, was no anti-fascist. Quite the contrary. Zionist historian Walter Lacquer wrote that Shamir’s hostility to the British as the occupiers of Palestine, in his view the only obstacle to a Jewish state, meant that as ‘One of the central figures in Irgun’ he ‘believed that Britain not Germany was the main enemy. Consequently he refused to stop the fight against the mandatory power.’ (A History of Zionism, p.376)
For Stern ‘there could be no radical distinction between German Nazis or the British because both were opposed to the total realisation of the Jewish state.’ C. Sykes, Crossroads to Israel, p. 243. But since the British not the Nazis were in power in Palestine ‘what followed, an attempt to reach an agreement with the Nazis, was therefore quite logical The ultra-patriotism(!) of the Stern Gang had manifested itself even earlier… in their attempts in 1941 to contact German emissaries in Beirut in order to establish a common anti-British front.‘ (Lacquer p. 556).
The historian who has written most comprehensively and in depth about the hidden history of Shamir and his pro-Nazi past is Lenni Brenner. In his books ‘Zionism in the Age of the Dictators’ and ‘The Iron Wall’ Brenner describe how:
Yitzhak Shamir (Yzernitzky) was born in Rozeny, Byelorussia, in 1915. He attended the Bialystock Hebrew Gymnasium and then the University of Warsaw law school. He arrived in Palestine in 1935, where he enrolled at the Hebrew University. However, he soon abandoned the law for the Irgun. With the 1936 Arab revolt he became an instructor in the “national cells”, a Revisionist youth movement, and was militarily involved in the Tel Aviv region. In 1938 Yzernitzky and a 15-year-old recruit, Eliyahu Bet Zouri, tried to blow up a WZO defence fund collection booth which levied a toll on Jewish travellers leaving Tel Aviv. They planted a crude gunpowder bomb which went off prematurely, severely burning Bet Zouri’s legs and scorching the face of Israel’s future Prime Minister.  But this bizarre incident was a mere nothing compared to his career as a leading figure in the “Stern Gang”.
Stern sent Naftali Lubentschik to Beirut, which was still controlled by Vichy, to negotiate directly with the Axis in January 1941 Lubentschik met two Germans – Rudolf Rosen and Otto von Hentig, the philo-Zionist, who was then head of the Oriental Department of the German Foreign Office. After the war a copy of the Stern proposal for an alliance between his movement and the Third Reich was discovered in the files of the German Embassy in Turkey. The Ankara document called itself a Proposal of the National Military Organisation (Irgun Zvai Leumi) Concerning the Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe and the Participation of the NMO in the War on the side of Germany. The Ankara document is dated 11 January 1941. ( see below)…: