Saturday, 8 October 2011

Leaflet Atzmon's Book Launch - October 10th 7.30



Zero Book's Anti-Semitic Book Launch

Gilad Atzmon’s book ‘The Wandering Who?’ may not match the sales of Mein Kampf, but it is without doubt a poisonous anti-Semitic tome. Atzmon’s politics also represent a threat to Palestine solidarity as they turn the focus away from Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers onto Jews as individuals.

It is full of conspiracy theories but it has also garnered support from Professors Falk and Mearsheimer. It has also garnered support from the white supremacist, neo-nazi Professor Kevin McDonald who favourably reviews Atzmon’s book.

We, that is J-Big (Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods) and others, Jewish and non-Jewish) have decided to leaflet Atzmon’s book launch this Monday evening. It is not intended to prevent people attending but to inform people what we think about Atzmon and his politics. Needless to say, whenever he encounters criticism, Atzmon will no doubt cry ‘censorship’.

Monday, 10th October, 2011
7:00 pm
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London N7 6PA

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uhhh is it because Atzmon uses Ahava products or plays the Israeli Philharmonic..... or because he is a product of Israel.... but no more.....so why waste good Ammunition on something whIch is not an ISRAELI GOODs"

Brian Robinson said...

Hope to be there Tony
See http://www.resourceforlondon.org/contact-us/how-to-find-us

abraham Weizfeld said...

Right on,
Atzmon exists to attack Jewish solidarity to the deprecation of the Palestinians. I must agree that his writings are antisemitic, in the strict sense of the term. He is also self-contradictory; one the one hand he denies Jewishness and yet he calls himself Jewish.. well then why does he not just go puff. Or why not just stick to his white jazz and leave the ideas to people who read.

Anonymous said...

"Atzmon’s politics also represent a threat to Palestine solidarity as they turn the focus away from Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers onto Jews as individuals."

well it would seem that his dastardly plan is incredibly effective:

"We, that is J-Big (Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods) and others, Jewish and non-Jewish) have decided to leaflet Atzmon’s book launch this Monday evening."

In reality it seems to be you that is turning "the focus away from Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers onto Jews as individuals."

Well done

joe90 kane said...

In reality it seems to be you that is turning "the focus away from Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers onto Jews as individuals."
- That's like claiming Desmond Tutu or Steve Biko or Nelson Mandela took the focus away from the western supported Apartheid South African regime and turned it on Black South Africans as individuals. Or that Ronnie Kasrils did the same as an anti-Apartheid activist and turned the focus on South African Jews as individuals.

I beg to differ, it's the vacuous fan club of Atzmon's ego that tries to take the focus away from anti-racist activism, preferring instead to focus on the empty psuedo-intellectual racist non-entity that is Atzmon himself.

Speaking of which, how many ego-massagers turned up at Freiburg to preen the great balloons napoleon complex, does anybody know? It's just that Atzmon is usually the first one to tell everyone how popular he is compared to everyone else. Not that Atzmon would ever want to turn "the focus away from Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers" and put it on himself as an individual. Curse the thought.

I take it Atzmon's Number One fan turned up at his latest antisemtic racist hate-fest, in Holloway Road, London last night - himself.

Anonymous said...

The J-Big’s call has been spread by a fanatic persona Ttony Greenstein, who is attempting to silence Atzmon from criticizing Israel and its Jewish supporters. Experts suggested that J-Big is harming the Palestinian solidarity movement in the UK as it brings in some personal conflicts in regard of very-Jewish issues to the arena of Palestine activism.

Jewish business should be discussed in-house. Jews should take their own conflicts away from the solidarity groups. J-BIG did great job to boycott Israeli goods. Now, they are deviating from their own discourse. If they have issues with Atzmon, then they should keep it away from our Palestinian struggle. I don’t understand why they are trying to hijack the movement......

The Palestine Telegraph.

Anonymous said...

"That's like claiming Desmond Tutu or Steve Biko or Nelson Mandela took the focus away from the western supported Apartheid South African regime and turned it on Black South Africans as individuals."

Was J-Big focussing on " Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers" last night? Biko, Tutu and Mandela were Black South Africans. As far as I know J-Biggers are not Palestinians. (They're not even Israelis)So the analogy is not a good one.

joe90 kane said...

Atzmon's antisemitism and Holocaust denial isn't any more an issue for Jewish people alone than zionism is an issue for Palestinian People alone.

Far from anyone trying to silence Atzmon, he's being confronted and his racism exposed to public view for what it is, as much as possible.

Atzmon is no more a top critic of Israel than is his devoted fan David Duke of the KKK. Speaking of whom, does anyone know if there were any pointy-headed people in white hoods and white cloaks at Atzmon's racist-only boak launch?

Evildoer said...

Dear Palestinian Telegraph.

As it were, I'm not a fan of J-big leaflet's campaign. I think it is a waste of energy. If I were to leaflet every racist bafoon I'd have no time for anything else. It is worth focusing on racists with power and Atzmon have no power, unless one considers stupidity and gullibility a new form of energy.

I also completely agree with you that work of solidarity with Palestinians should focus on challenging Israel and US/UK imperialism and not on debating the ins and out of Jewish identity.

Unfortunately, that makes you a total hypocrite. It is Atzmon that makes Jewish identity the central issue. Isn't it the subject of his book? It is Atzmon who spreads lies about Jews involved in Palestinian solidarity work. If you don't want Jewish conflicts inside solidarity work, you should have told Atzmon to keep it out. Inevitably, when activists are attacked, some will respond to those attacks. Some will even overreact. So now you have "Jewish business" overshadowing solidarity work, and that will continue and it will cause damage, inevitably, exactly as those who warned about Atzmon have said it will. Live and learn.

Anonymous said...

your jewish Anti Zionist approach is not just dead, it slammed in your face as a jew.
You thought that if you are going to be a JEWISH anti Zionist, it will give your more importance as a regular anti Zionist and make your Anti Zionist approach more powerfull .
So as all good jews in the past that wanted to be more religious as the pope, you are the bafoon and pushed away from the Palestinian cause.

Next time, be what you are..... and not another Jewish Hypocrite who wants to get a special label.

Tony Greenstein said...

I haven't contributed up till now simply because of time and other personal matters.

I see the Atzmonites are riled as per usual. Being a Jewish anti-Zionist makes you more important than the non-Jewish variety? Don't think so. It's Atzmon who on the one hand stays jews should speak out and when they do he accuses them of being 'ethnic campaigners' etc.

Damned if u do and damned if u don't.

As my new post will show, the real activists turned up on the picket and made it very clear what they thought of the Jew baiters and idiots on the platform.

joe90 kane said...

Biko, Tutu and Mandela were Black South Africans. As far as I know J-Biggers are not Palestinians. (They're not even Israelis)So the analogy is not a good one.
- According to our anonymous Atzmon lover (aren't they all) only the victims of racism can be involved in anti-racist solidarity campaigns, which is a novel interpretation of the word "solidarity".
Exactly how did Black South Africans build a wider solidarity campaign by only focusing on themselves as victims and excluding anybody in the world who was White?

Indeed, only racist Holocaust deniers such as Atzmon seem to have anything worth listening to when it comes to anti-racism according to the anonymous Atzmon fan. Except, of course, Atzmon isn't interested in Palestine solidarity and Palestine BDS and has repeatedly attacked it and denounced it as zionist and as book burning. That qualifies him as a supporter of Palestine solidarity apparantly.

Atzmon is a real regular Joe McCarthy anytime anyone critcises his antisemitism. He denounces such opponents as being in the pockets of zionists. The latest example of the tentacles of his world Jewish conspiracy theory being the PCS in London when it issued a public denunciation of racism and Holocause denial. Obviously he couldn't use it as a blurb for his book hence his ability to see through this obvious zionist attempt to attack him personally.


Was J-Big focussing on " Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers" last night?
- Yes.
Unless you want to argue that Holocaust denial and antisemitism damages the racist state of Israel and its zionist support in US. Exactly how does Atzmon's antisemitism and Holocaust denial help anti-racist solidarity campaigns rather than racists?
I'm sure you and David Duke and the KKK have a lot to talk about regarding the pernicious influence of the Jews.

Tony Greenstein said...

So 'Experts' have s'uggested that J-Big is harming the Palestinian solidarity movement in the UK' by bringing personal conflicts re 'very-Jewish issues' to Palestine activism.

'Jewish business should be discussed in-house. Jews should take their own conflicts away from the solidarity groups.'

And what are 'Jewish issues'? Anti-racism? Expecting the movement in favour of Palestine solidarity and BDS to be thoroughly anti-racist? Perhaps that paid up idiot, Sameh Habeeb can explain?

My own view is that Palestinians, because they come from an entirely different political environment, should play as little part as possible with a solidarity movement in another country. For good reason that they do not understand the political climate of that country. Given their own failures to achieve momentum and the catastrophic defeats they have suffered, not least the self-inflicted wound of Oslo, the advice and counsel of the Habeebs of this world would better be directed elsewhere.

Suffice to say that the clash with Atzmon isn't personal but about principle. If you want to chase Atzmon's anti-semitic hare, as Habee dishonestly does (dishonest because he accuses those who oppose such a policy of being concerned with 'Jewish issues') then fine. But say goodbye to BDS and in particular support in the trade unions.

Of course, being edited by a complete idiot, Palestine Telegraph probably doesn't even think there is a problem.

Another anonymous idiot asks whether J-Big was focussing on Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers. We are told that "Biko, Tutu and Mandela were Black South Africans. As far as I know J-Biggers are not Palestinians.' Remarkable observation.

But yes, by criticising Atzmon we are indeed focussing on Israel's settler colonialism. Atzmon of course denies that Israeli is a colonial or settler country and intead posits Jews instead of colonisation as the problem. Methinks the target was well merited.

I think we can take it that one of the comments is from Atzmon. Apparently our 'jewish Anti Zionist approach is not just dead, it slammed in your face as a jew.
You thought that if you are going to be a JEWISH anti Zionist, it will give your more importance as a regular anti Zionist and make your Anti Zionist approach more powerfull.'

Wishful thinking I'm afraid. But Jewish anti-Zionists have an important part to play in the struggle, not because they wish to be 'important' but because one of the most effective ways of deflecting the Zionist accusation that support for the Palestinians and anti-Zionism is anti-Semitic is the fact that Jews also oppose Zionism.

Something wich has barely penetrated the crevices of Atzmon's cranium.

Anonymous said...

Gilad Atzmon is a decent human being who is taking a stand against corrosive identity politics and tribalism.

You and your Zionist chums will not stop us from reading what he has to say.

Tony Greenstein said...

One of the problems with the more stupid Atzmon supporter is that they don't actually understand what their idol says.

Whatever else he can be accused of, Atzmon can hardly be accused of 'taking a stand against corrosive identity politics and tribalism.' His whole book is about 'Jewish identity' and as for tribalism, it would appear that it is the Atzmon tribe that is most worrying.

As with most Zionists, our anonymous Atzmonite confuses being Jewish with Zionist. Since his idol distances himself from anti-Zionism (too Judaic) so his more clueless supporters find themselves not briefed properly.

Clueless is afraid that we're trying to stop him reading Atzmon's priceless nuggets of inuendo. Perish the thought that I would deprive the heroin addict of his fix for the night.