UFO researcher and conspiracy nut Barry Chamish has become famous because he made it first to press with a book on Rabin's assassination. Many people perceive him as being on the 'Right' or on our side and his success with 'Who Murdered Yitzchak Rabin' has given him far too much of a voice, a voice he's used to spread confusion, fear and lunatic conspiracy theories.
Those who know Chamish for his writings on Rabin, are less familiar with his background in UFO's reporting on alien spacecraft landing throughout Israel, some of these landings which he supposedly witnessed himself. This however is positively benign in comparison to Chamish's links to Neo-Nazis.
Chamish's articles appeared through Rense.com a foul anti-semitic website which pledges support for Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, claims that Jews are really Khazars and are plotting to control the world. Chamish has endorsed Rense.com and praised the site which happily prints pieces by him like, 'British Freemasonry Covets Israel', 'The Guilt-Ridden Jews Of The New World Order' and 'Practicing For The WTC/Pentagon Attacks In Isreal' (sadly for all of Chamish's knowledge of the inner conspiracies in Israel he occasionally has trouble spelling the country's name.)
Chamish himself was scheduled to appear at a Holocaust Denier convention to promote his books there, until the hotel owners pulled the plug on that witch's sabbath. Chamish had claimed he would go there to speak against Holocaust denial but in fact his own hateful views are the precise reason that he had been invited. Chamish claims that Adolf Hitler was a follower of Shabbatai Tzvi and a son of the Rothschilds and that the Rothschilds funded the Holocaust along with various other Jews such as the Warburg, Schiff and Astor families. Chamish's brand of Holocaust denial is to claim that the Jews themselves were behind the Holocaust. It is no surprise that Holocaust deniers see an ally in him or at best a useful idiot.
Regurgitating a blend of assorted conspiracy theories Chamish ties together the Illuminati, the Rothschilds, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Freemasons, Jesuits, Frankists and the Sabbateans (followers of the false messiah Shabbatai Tzvi whom Chamish claims are behind the Holocaust, the Disengagement and pretty much everything else) into a bizarre concoction familiar to those who occasional encounter the writings of conspiracy nuts. Every death of a famous person in Israel from Ofra Haza to Rafael Eitan was the work of Shabak. (JFK he claims however was killed by the Mossad.) Chamish also blames Shabak for many of the terrorist attacks that have occurred in Israel. In response to the derision and disgust his ghoulish lies elicit from the families of the dead, he claims of course that they are in denial or blackmailed.
There's no shortage of Chamish's in the world, some more famous than others. They discredit every movement they are affiliated with through their lunatic claims. More seriously given airtime they mislead and obstruct. An example of this was Chamish warning against signing a petition against disengagement distributed by the Yesha council. But the broader problem is that they inspire unfocused paranoia and defeatism diverting attention and resources from the real struggle and into fighting phantoms and shadows. Instead of fighting Disengagement, Chamish diverts attention into his ramblings about secret US bases and hidden armies and Netvision's conspiracy to cut off his internet service and the Sabbatean\Illuminati \Rockerfeller \Rothschild \Freemasonic \Frankist \Jesuit conspiracy.
Conspiracy nuts also tend to foster division. Predictably Chamish has gone on a rampage against figures on the right such as Steven Plaut and Daniel Pipes claiming that they're part of the conspiracy too. Sadly Reuven Koret of the otherwise excellent Israelinsider site has joined him in this madness. When our efforts should be focused on Disengagement, they instead become diverted into infighting all the while as Chamish claims that it's all the work of the Freemasons and brandishes low resolution photographs of concrete walls. As long as Chamish continues to be heard on the right, good people will be taken in by his nonsense and resources will be diverted from the real struggle.