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February 28, 2012 Off

Gilad Atzmon on U.S. Tour

Gilad Atz­mon, an anti-Semite whose record and activ­ity has pre­vi­ously been reported on this blog here and here, is cur­rently tour­ing the United States to pro­mote his new book, “The Wan­der­ing Who?” The book is an explo­ration of Jew­ish iden­tity pol­i­tics (a topic fre­quently used by Atz­mon to pro­mote his anti-Semitic views) and the “tribal” aspects of Jew­ish discourse.

Fol­low­ing his first tour-related appear­ance in the U.S., a visit to the Islamic Cul­tural Cen­ter in down­town Oak­land last Sat­ur­day, Atz­mon is sched­uled to stop in seven states and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia between now and March 16.Some of Atzmon’s appear­ances will take place on uni­ver­sity cam­puses, includ­ing the Uni­ver­sity of La Verne in Cal­i­for­nia, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado, Boul­der (which is an Israeli Apartheid Weekevent) and the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin, Madi­son. A fourth cam­pus stop at North­east­ern Illi­nois Uni­ver­sity is being spon­sored by sev­eral uni­ver­sity departments.

In numer­ous posts on his Twit­ter feed crit­i­ciz­ing the Jew­ish com­mu­nity (and ADL) for label­ing him an anti-Semite, Atz­mon defends his posi­tions and notes that he is just opposed to “Jew­ish supremacy.”

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February 22, 2012 Off

Gilad Atzmon Scheduled to Speak at Israeli Apartheid Week in Colorado

Gilad Atz­mon, an anti-Semitic author, writer and musi­cian based in Lon­don, is sched­uled to make two speak­ing appear­ances as part of Israeli Apartheid Week in Colorado.
Atz­mon is sched­uled to speak at the Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado in Boul­der on March 1 dur­ing an event titled “A Musi­cal Con­ver­sa­tion about Israel.” The event, which will include a dis­cus­sion of “Jew­ish Iden­tity Pol­i­tics and the Oppres­sion of Pales­tine,” is being spon­sored by Stu­dents 4 Peace and Jus­tice and CU-Divest. On March 2, he is sched­uled to speak at the Bunt­port The­ater in Denver.
Past “Israeli Apartheid Week” events have been marked by extreme anti-Israel rhetoric, includ­ing accu­sa­tions of Israeli racism and apartheid, and calls for boy­cotts and divest­ment actions against Israel.
For over a decade, Atzmon’s writ­ings have employed tra­di­tional anti-Semitic stereo­types while demo­niz­ing Israel, Zion­ism and Jew­ish cul­ture and iden­tity. He is an out­spo­ken and pro­lific pro­moter of clas­sic anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries about Jew­ish con­trol over Amer­i­can for­eign pol­icy, and has writ­ten that Jews have a plan for world dom­i­na­tion. He has traf­ficked in anti-Semitic canards such as the notion that Jews are respon­si­ble for the death of Jesus.

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February 14, 2012 3

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.”

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