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Julian Assange Suffers Like The Jews: Meet Wikileaks’s ‘Anti-Semitic’ Spokesman

by | 22nd, December 2010

JULIAN Assange says he is suffering like the Jews of 1950s America. Says Mr Wikileaks:

“I’m not the Jewish people, but the people who believe in freedom of speech and accountability [are in the same boat].”

This would be funny were Assange not being serious. This is Assange who did not want to reveal his address to the court, and who says he has some information that could damage fortunes at a big bank but will only release it should said bank behave as he deems proper.

But the best bit is that Wikileaks is associated with “Israel Shamir,” a.k.a. Adam Ermash or Jöran Jermas.

The Guardian’s Andrew Brown says Shamir is the Wikileaks spokesman in Russia. Brown tells us:

His latest book, in Russian, is called is called How to Break the Conspiracy of the Elders of Zion.

Reason’s Michael C. Moynihan desibed him as a

…Russian-born, Swedish-domiciled, multi-aliased anti-Semite and Holocaust denier…

Shamir is a fringe writer who has devoted his professional life to exposing the supposed criminality of “Jewish power,” a paranoid anti-Semite who curates a website full of links to Holocaust denial and neo-Nazi sites, defenses of blood libel myths, and references to theProtocols of the Elders of Zion.

We get this exchange:

Swedish Radio : Israel Shamir…Are you aware of him? Do you know him?

Kristinn Hrafnsson, Wikileaks spokesman : Yes. Yes, he is associated with us.

SR : So what is his role?

Hrafnsson : Well, I mean, we have a lot of journalists that are working with us all around the world. And they have different roles in working on this project. I won’t go into specifics into what each and everybody’s role is.

SR : Are you aware of how controversial Israel Shamir is in an international context?

Hrafnsson : There are a lot of controversial people around the world that are associated with us. I don’t really see the point of the question.

SR : Are you aware of the allegations that he is an

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