The Jeremy Newmark cover up by some leading lights within the Jewish community is surely very damaging for that community. That Mr Newmark remains a Labour councillor and is as yet unsuspended from the Labour party is also damaging to the Labour Party and to its General Secretary Iain McNicol – especially when so many other Labour members have been suspended for so much less.
First Tony Greenstein came for Israel Shamir, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not Israel
Then Tony came for Richard Falk, John Mearsheimer, Samir Abbed Rabbo, Makram Khoury Machoul, Alison Wier, Nahida Izzat, Norman Finkelstein, Ken O’Keefe, Oren Ben Dor, Paul Eisen, Greta Berlin, Lauren Booth, Laura Stuart, Gabi Weber, Ian Donovan, Gerry Downing and Socialist Fight and many others.
And I did not speak out because this confirmed everything I had to say about the corrosive impact of the Jewish solidarity spin.
Then they came for Tony Greenstein — everybody was laughing with satisfaction except myself because I pretend to be an empathic goy…
The Polish new history law is an attempt to humanise modern European history. It universalises suffering. It strips the Jews of their blind sense of victimhood. It makes WWII into an historical event subject to open scrutiny. It doesn’t deny the past. It, instead, denies the prospect of Jewish narcissism.
We spoke about Palestine, the Right of Return, Israel, Judaism, Jewishness and Zionism. I explained why Jewish solidarity is a problematic concept and why Early Zionism was a promising development.-- it vowed to make Jerusalem into the new Athens. Zionism obviously failed. It was hijacked, initially by Jewishness and later by Judaism.
In an email exposed today, Guardian of Judea's Jonathan Freedland repeats, almost word for word, the ultra Zionist BOD’s line of thought.
Disdain for the law and a lack of ethics are deeply entrenched within the Israeli elite and in its political leadership in particular.
The Committee of the March of Return has announced that Palestinian refugees will start peace marches towards Israel to return to their homes...
The Polish Justice Ministry is reviewing draft legislation regarding the restitution of Jewish property confiscated during and after the Holocaust and the World Jewish Restitution Organisation is upset...
The Israeli F-16 wasn’t in Syria’s air space. It was hit well within Israel, in fact not too far from Haifa’s sky. This means that Syria possesses the ability to impose a no fly zone over northern Israel. This is undoubtedly a positive development. It may even restrain Israeli aggression.
The Jewish timeline is a peculiar one-sided anti-historical narrative that inevitably begins at the point when Jewish suffering is detected and ignores the prior circumstances that may have led to that suffering. In Jewish history, the members of the chosen tribe are never the aggressors nor do they bear any responsibility for their own plight. Quite the opposite, they are always the victims of Goyim’s ‘irrational’ and ‘merciless hatred of Jews.’
Live performance by the musicians. February 7. Sto Dromo, 34 Genethliou Mitella Street, Limassol. 9.30pm. Free. Tel: 99-477333
February 8. Ananas 8Bit Coffee, Paphos. 8pm. €10. Tel: 26-600126
February 9. Sarah’s Jazz Club, Workshop and a Concert, 35 Xanthis Xenierou Street, Nicosia. 9.30pm. Tel: 95-147711
I will be teaching and performing in Cardiff this weekend.
Master classes: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
Sat 27 January 2018, 13:00 – 20:00 GMT
Concert: Gilad Atzmon 4tet at Cardiff's Cafe Jazz
Sun 28 January 2018, 19:30
Finally on youtube: A close look into the making of The Ghosts Within, a 2010 co-production by Robert Wyatt, Gilad Atzmon and Ros Stephen. The film brings to light the unique relationship between the three artists and explores some of the underlying substances that brought this project to life.
Gilad Atzmon- alt sx, Rob Bargad-kb, Uli Langthaler-bs, and Klemens Marktl-dr
Klagenfurt Jazz Club 20.12.2017
a collection of my recent projects: Spirit of Trane, Talinka, World Peace Trio and Being in Time...