Barry Chamish: R.I.P.

Barry Chamish, journalist and author, has died. He is most well-known for his writings on the death of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Chamish believed until his death that there had been a conspiracy behind the Rabin murder, as did also the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Chamish is remembered and eulogized here, as well as compared with a more “big picture” “conspiracy theorist”, the late Mark Lombardi.

Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Barry Chamish: R.I.P.”, published to YouTube on August 27, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 8 minutes and 11 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.

From The Jerusalem Post:

Barry Chamish, a Canadian who moved to Israel in the mid- 1970s and wrote several books, but was best known for his 1998 tome Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin, was found dead at age 64 in Florida, according to media reports. [1]

The Jerusalem Post report compares the 1995 assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Both events spawned numerous “conspiracy theories.” [1]

Barry Chamish was among the most persistent of those who insisted the Rabin assassination had been an inside job. Also convinced of a deeper conspiracy in the Rabin killing was the late Sherman H. Skolnick.

I cannot say I personally knew Barry Chamish, however we did correspond briefly in the late 1990s. It turned out that both Barry and myself had fathers who had died on the same day: February 22nd. Barry took this coincidence as a possible sign of affinity between us, which was at least a nice gesture on his part.

Barry Chamish had an e-mail list which I was on, in which he continued to explore deeper aspects of Israel and its politics. He also published several books, currently available from Lulu.com, including the intriguing title, “Return Of the Giants”:

Are the Anakim, or the Refaim, the giants of the Bible, returning to Israel today? There are only two periods of recorded history when giants were reported in Israel: in Biblical days from the time of the Flood to the ascension of King David, and since 1993 in modern Israel. Read what Barry Chamish discovered when he researched the giants and UFOs seen in Israel in modern times. [2]

Chamish was more of a detail-oriented person than a “big picture” type, it seems to me. His writings, as mentioned, centered on Israel and its politics. In contrast to Barry Chamish would be the late Mark Lombardi, who sought more of a wider view in his outlook. Mark Lombardi (1951 – 2000) was an American neo-conceptual artist who specialized in drawings that document alleged financial and political frauds by power brokers, and in general “the uses and abuses of power”. Lombardi is best-known for his link analysis pencil diagrams of crime and conspiracy networks. [3] Lombardi’s drawings depict a global inter-connection of persons and money, rather than as in Chamish’s perspective a focus on only one country. Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages: the one sees the trees but not the forest; the other sees the forest but not the trees.

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Theories of late Rabin conspiracy theorist Barry Chamish never gained traction”, by Daniel K. Eisenbud. The Jerusalem Post, August 24, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Experts-categorically-deny-late-Chamishs-Rabin-assassination-conspiracy-theory-465956
[2] Return Of the Giants, by Barry Chamish. From book’s description at Lulu.com. http://www.lulu.com/shop/barry-chamish/return-of-the-giants-black-and-white-version/paperback/product-6444914.html
[3] “Mark Lombardi”, Wikipedia, August 28, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lombardi

 

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About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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