Gilad Atzmon

jazz artist-world music-live dates-author-thoughts-Jewish Identity-Politics-Athens & Jerusalem-The Wandering Who? Being in Time

Welcome to Gilad Atzmon's webpage. This site provides information about Gilad's musical and intellectual activity.  

Serious question: What is Zionism?

“…as Israel Shahak argued eloquently in his important and insightful work Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years, I would suggest that we cannot begin to understand Israel's treatment of the Palestinians without examining the roots of Judaic thinking and Jewish identity in the ethnically and religiously discriminatory doctrines of Judaic religion, which has shaped the Jewish mindset for most of its history. It seems, however, that Shahak's writing continues to reap far less attention than it merits.”

Read More

Netanyahu is not the Disease, he is a Symptom

As Israel is about to perpetrate a new set of colossal war crimes in Gaza you are asked to revisit Gideon Levy’s recent commentary. “racism and xenophobia” he says, “are deeply entrenched here (in Israel), far more deeply than any Netanyahu…The apartheid did not start with him and will not end with his departure; it probably won’t even be dented. One of the most racist nations in the world cannot complain about its prime minister’s racism.”

Read More

Trump Koshers The Seizure Of The Golan Heights

Despite Genie’s influence, under current conditions, Genie’s Israeli subsidiary can not sell any oil it extracts from the Golan on the international oil market because that would violate UN resolutions. However, if Washington declares Golan to be part of Israel, then oil could be legally traded with the US. Russia Today speculates that “Genie Energy’s investments in the Golan are likely the strongest factor pushing the U.S. towards the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied territory.” 

Read More

The Jewish Telepathic Agency - Uri Geller’s open letter to Theresa May

After listing his telepathic and psychic credentials Uri Geller writes to his ‘Dear Theresa’ “I love you very much but I will not allow you to lead Britain into Brexit... I will stop you telepathically from doing this - and believe me I am capable of executing it.”  I guess that Brits could skip the current parliamentary debate and stop pushing for a 2nd referendum as Mr Geller has already decided upon their future.

Read More

Purim Blackface

The focus on anti Semitism has become pervasive in the US. Recent backlash to statements by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar have united the left and the right in condemning Jewish stereotypes. But have Jews been held to the same standards when it comes to racism?

Read More

The Third Degree - Behind the 'Rise' in Anti-Semitism

In the UK, charges of anti-Semitism are tearing the Labour Party asunder. In the States, similar developments are stirring in the Democratic Party. All the while, the power of the Jewish lobby in the West, and the intractable conflict in the Middle East, raise questions that demand serious attention. How are such matters to be discussed in a febrile atmosphere when suspension or no-platforming awaits those who stray even marginally out with the narrow bounds of "allowable opinion"? To explore these issues, and many more, three UK Column stalwarts interview Gilad Atzmon, writer, musician, philosopher and commentator on Jewish identity politics. Join them, if you dare, as Gilad gets "The Third Degree".

Read More

Protest at the Vortex -the artistic/humanist take

 History as I understand it, is the attempt to narrate the past as we move along. When the past is persistently revisited and revised, then history becomes a meaningful pursuit. Restrictions placed on the investigation and discussion of certain past events reduce such events into dogma, a religion. I, for my part, have often declared that if the holocaust is the new Western religion, all I ask is to enjoy the right to be agnostic. 

Read More

Art of Resistance - an interview with Oliver Weindling

In the last two weeks Momentum, Jewdas and other bodies associated with Corbyn joined forces in an attempt to intimidate a London jazz club. Not only did they fail, their campaign backfired on a humongous scale. In this video I interview Oliver Weindling, Vortex Club's director. I asked Oli about his family background and about his take on the recent assault on British artists and elementary freedoms.

Read More

Jewdas vs. Atzmon

So what has Atzmon done to earn Jewdas’ wrath? Atzmon writes that identity politics are anathema to the true left. According to Atzmon, by dividing us into biologically determined identity groups, the new left has diverted the causes that should be those of the left: decent education, housing, jobs and healthcare for all.  It is clear that Atzmon opposes groups like Jewdas who form their membership by race

Read More

 Jewdas Lies Again

In August 2017 Jewdas,  a bunch of self- proclaimed ‘alternative’ Diaspora Jews were exposed as merely a brand of dishonest Zionist merchants. They picketed my concert at the Vortex and handed out flyers presenting a pile of fabrications and misquotes attributed to me. They were filmed and exposed as liars.  But for some odd reason they insist upon repeating the same exercise….

Read More

Powered by Squarespace. Background image by Tali Atzmon .