In 1983, Croom Helm Ltd.
published my 1st book, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators.
American writers don't expect favorable reviews from the
London Times, but editorialist Edward Mortimer declared that
"Brenner is able to cite numerous cases where Zionists
collaborated with anti-Semitic regimes, including Hitler's."
Still less could a Trotskyist dream of a review from
Izvestia, the Soviet government gazette, but they hailed it.
"During the world war, Brenner points out, Zionism showed its
real meaning: for the sake of its ambitions, it sacrificed the
blood of millions of Jews."
Louis Rapoport, a failed
Berkeley radical, denounced the book in the Jerusalem Post as
"leftist babble." Nevertheless, he conceded, there were "very
real charges that will continue to haunt" Zionism "until they
are dealt with honestly."
In 1987, Jim Allen, the
celebrated British movie/TV writer, based Perdition, a stage
play, on the book. When intense pressure on the Royal Court
Theatre canceled production, we debated Sir Martin Gilbert,
the Churchill family's private historian, and Stephen Roth,
head of the British Zionist Federation, nationwide, prime-time