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Friday, April 23, 2010

Haaretz 25% owned by German family that stole Jewish property during Holocaust

How low can Haaretz - Israel's Hebrew 'Palestinian' daily - sink? Apparently, quite low. So too, apparently, can the Peres Center for Peace. It seems that 25% of Haaretz is owned by an investor group called DuMont Schauberg. And the DuMont family apparently made at least some part of its fortune dealing in stolen Jewish property during the Holocaust. The DuMont Schauberg group is apparently also a large donor to the Peres Center for Peace (Hat Tip: Shy Guy).
But there is a much more relevant part of the story. Ever since the criticism by the Zionist students of the New Israel Fund and its Chair-rhino Naomi Chazan began, the Left has been trying to discredit the Im Tirtzu students by pointing out that they accepted a small donation from a group of Christian Zionists. And the Far Left considers Christian Zionists to be cryptic fascists, not because they are Christians so much as because they are Zionists.

Every single news story in Haaretz that mentions Im Tirtzu dredges up the fact that the student group accepted some money from the Christian Zionists, as if there were something horrific in that. (Wanna lay any wagers on who finances the Israel communist party and Dov Chanin that Haaretz adores so?) So does every leftist web site on the planet that mentions the group.

But there is something far more important here. On the one hand we have Haaretz attempting to discredit and smear the Im Tirtzu students in a campaign of leftist McCarthyism over a donation the students received. But THIS IS THE VERY SAME HAARETZ THAT IS NOW ONE QUARTER OWNED BY A GERMAN INVESTMENT GROUP THAT MADE ITS FORTUNE IN WORLD WAR II FROM ITS NAZI TIES AND FROM GRABBING PROPERTY STOLEN FROM JEWS!!!

In 2006 the Schoken family, which began Haaretz and still is the largest shareholder in it, sold 25% of the ownership shares in Haaretz to a German investor named group DuMont Schauberg. (It also is a major funder of the Shimon Peres Center!) Now according to the leading German news magazine Der Spiegel, the DuMont family amassed the lion's share of its wealth during World War II, in no small part by grabbing property stolen from Jews.

Der Spiegel wrote that although the family tends to depict itself as a victim of the Nazi regime, it essentially profited from it. Der Spiegel also claimed that the DuMonts used a front group to secretly grab up stolen Jewish
property (if you read German, you can see the report at http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-49298923.html) .

According to the British Guardian (Oct 30, 2006), group chairman "Alfred Neven DuMont's father had been a member of the Nazi party." On the DuMont web site, the time line that describes the company's history simply skips over the entire Nazi era mysteriously. The DuMonts later sued Der Spiegel and won a small libel suit against Der Spiegel for supposed inaccuracies in its report.
Well, that sure explains a lot. Follow the money.

Read the whole thing.


At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More follow the money.

At 3:21 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

It does explain why Haaretz thinks so little of doing the right thing that it can on the one hand climb into bed with former Nazis and on the other hand commit treason against Israel. But don't hold your breath waiting for the Hebrew Palestinian daily of Israel to air its dirty linen.

That you'll never see in its pages.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Shall we watch for a report from Ha'aretz and Goldstone on this?

Africa's Forever Wars

Glenn is right. If you read River War by Winston Churchill about the Sudan, you'll see that when outsiders pass on interfering militarily, then slavery and butchery are the natural state. Having the U.S. president aligned with the machete people is a disaster for the powerless civilians.

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

your link to the Spiegel article does not link to the original article, but to the correction done in conjunction with the libel settlement. I would love to get a link to the actual article ...

At 8:47 PM, Blogger janicek said...

I found something. It's in German but google translates it to more or less readable English:

At 8:49 PM, Blogger janicek said...


This links to an article with interesting info. It's in German but google helps with more or less readable translation.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Not surprised. But...who owns the other 75% of the paper? Where are they in all of this?


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