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Anti-Semite Gilad Atzmon to Speak at “Global March to Jerusalem” Benefit in Oakland

Update: The Mal­onga Cen­ter decided not to host the event because of a per­mit issue and the event was ulti­mately held at a nearby Islamic Cul­tural Center.”
Gilad Atz­mon, an anti-Semitic author, writer and musi­cian based in Lon­don, is sched­uled to speak in Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia, on Feb­ru­ary 25, at a “ben­e­fit for the Global March to Jerusalem – North America.”

Accord­ing to a flyer pub­li­ciz­ing the event, Atz­mon will appear with Den­nis Bern­stein, pro­ducer and co-host of KPFA news pro­gram, Flash­points Radio, at the Mal­onga Casquelourd Cen­ter for the Arts, which is admin­is­tered by the City of Oak­land and its Depart­ment of Parks and Recre­ation.

The “Global March to Jerusalem” cam­paign seeks to coor­di­nate efforts by activists from around the world to cross Israel’s bor­ders and enter Jerusalem to “demand [its] free­dom” on March 30, 2012. The “Global March to Jerusalem” Face­book page is rife with anti-Semitic and other extreme content. 

While Atz­mon rejects being char­ac­ter­ized as an anti-Semite, the fol­low­ing remarks from his writ­ings reveal an almost obses­sive hatred of Jews and Jew­ish identity.
·    “Tol­er­ance, democ­racy and lib­er­al­ism, are for­eign to Jew­ish polit­i­cal pre­cepts which are all racially ori­en­tated and suprema­cist to the bone.”
·     “I like to fight alone; I take respon­si­bil­ity. Along the years, there have been a lot attempts to destroy the few of us who have stood up against Jew­ish power.”
·     “We are all sub­ject to Zion­ist global pol­i­tics. Accord­ing to my model, the credit crunch is in fact a Zion­ist ‘punch’.”
·     “Jews were respon­si­ble for the killing of Jesus.”
·     “If the Left wants to stop Israel for real, then it must openly ques­tion the notion of Jew­ish Power and its role within West­ern pol­i­tics and media. But can the Left do it? I am not so sure.”
·     “I’m not going to say whether it is right or not to burn down a syn­a­gogue, I can see that it is a ratio­nal act.”