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February 28, 2012

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

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

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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