Author Archives: Gilad Atzmon

Obama, the Arabs and Israel

It is hard to believe how little is left of Obama’s superb Cairo speech. Continue reading

Alan Dershowitz vs. Gilad Atzmon—A Talmudic deliberation

Ethnic cleansing advocate Alan Dershowitz is campaigning today for the release of arch spy Jonathan Pollard. In a commentary published on the repulsive Jewish media outlet The Algemeiner, Dershowitz argues “the time has come . . . for the United States to do the right thing with regard to Jonathan Pollard.” Continue reading

Tzipi and The Guardian

The interventionist EU, that together with the USA inflicts terror on every piece of land rich with oil and other minerals, decided yesterday that a Lebanese resistance to occupation is terror. It designated the Shia movement as a terror organisation. Continue reading

Farewell to Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas, one of the last truth tellers, died last Saturday. Thomas was the longest serving White House correspondent; she grilled 10 USA presidents in an astonishing career that started in 1943. She was 92. Continue reading

Jewish snakes and kosher sharks

The Jewish Chronicle reported Wednesday that an Israeli man was rushed to hospital after a snake bit his penis during a visit to the toilet. Continue reading

And now they want the Jewish Temple rebuilt

Haaretz reported last Friday that one third of Israeli Jews want the Temple rebuilt in Jerusalem. Continue reading

Syria—Israel is losing the battle

In the last weeks, we have been following British and French’s desperate attempts to push for a military intervention in Syria. It is far from being a secret that both British and French government are dominated by the Jewish Lobby. In Britain it is the ultra Zionist CFI (Conservative Friends of Israel)—apparently 80% of Britain’s conservative MPs are members of the pro Israeli Lobby. In France the situation is even more devastating, the entire political system is hijacked by the forceful CRIF. Continue reading

Take it from the rabbis’ mouths

Every so often we come across a secular Jewish ‘anti’ Zionist’ who argues that Zionism is not Judaism and vice versa. Interestingly enough, I have just come across an invaluable text that illuminates this question from a rabbinical perspective. Apparently back in 1942, 757 American rabbis added their names to a public pronouncement titled ‘Zionism an Affirmation of Judaism.’ This rabbinical rally for Zionism was declared at the time “the largest public pronouncement in all Jewish history.” Continue reading

Landmark victory for a change

Cafe Palestine Freiburg won a landmark victory against Freiburg University in the German administrative court last Friday. Continue reading

In bed with Bibi

Once again we see a familiar pattern: our united ‘progressives’—a veritable synagogue, a collective of great humanists—lend their support to the oppressed. This time it is the ‘Syrian people’ whom they wish to liberate and their enemy is obviously Bashar Al-Asad. Continue reading

Pappe’s discomfort

Ilan Pappe is an important voice. One of those courageous historians, brave enough to open the Pandora box of 1948. Back in the 1990s, Pappe, amongst a few other Israeli post-Zionists, reminded Israelis of their original sin—the orchestrated, racially-driven ethnic cleansing of the indigenous people of Palestine—the Nakba. Continue reading

Controlled opposition—from Goldstein to Soros and beyond

In his new book, “The Invention Of The Land of Israel,” Israeli academic Shlomo Sand, manages to present conclusive evidence of the far-fetched nature of the Zionist historical narrative—that the Jewish Exile is a myth as is the Jewish people and even the Land of Israel. Continue reading

Holocaust Memorial Day backfires

The UK Jewish Lobby is in a state of panic—the Holocaust Memorial Day boomerangs. If anything it turns the floodlight on the deeply problematic inclinations that are sadly inherent to Jewish political culture and collectivism. Continue reading

Israeli election: Time to bin Left and Right terminologies

Most commentators on Israeli politics fail to see that notions of Left and Right are pretty much irrelevant to the understanding of Israeli politics. Israel defines itself as the Jewish State and, as the years pass, Israel does indeed become more and more Jewish. Continue reading

Stop the press: 0.000125% of the Jews are ethical and universalists

The Messiah must be finally here—or at least just around the corner! Continue reading

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Gaza rejects ceding Palestinian land to Israel

If the Israelis expected Hamas to become a Palestinian Judenrat, Hamas’ leader Khaled Meshaal made it clear Saturday that this is not going to happen anytime soon. Continue reading

Pillar of Impotence

In the past week, the people of Gaza have been subject to some serious Israeli attacks. Some Hamas leaders and militants have been murdered and many more Palestinians—innocent civilians, babies, kids women and elders—have lost their live. Yet, Gaza is celebrating with the Hamas leadership never more popular. Continue reading

Elie Wiesel on Haaretz

Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous Holocaust survivor, the man who turned the Holocaust into a business career last week gave an interview to Haaretz. Continue reading

British ex-envoy told the truth (for a change)

Peter Jenkins, Britain’s former representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, has told the debating union at Warwick University that a ‘just war’ is not a Jewish notion. Jenkins was obviously telling the truth but the Zionist Jewish Chronicle is not happy. Continue reading

Jewish domination? Occupation more likely

The recent attack on Free Gaza’s Greta Berlin and Colonel Ann Wright suggests that we have crossed a red line—Jewish domination within the Palestinian solidarity movement belongs to the past. We are now, it seems, under Zionist occupation, and we are subject to all the symptoms of Israeli abuse and Zionist brutality. Continue reading

Hillary and Bernard

Following the recent events in Libya, Hillary Clinton was quoted saying “how can this happen in a country we help liberate, in a city [Benghazi] we helped save from destruction?” Continue reading

Israel, the day after

Last week, an interesting article by Daniel Gordis appeared on Gordis, a committed Zionist intellectual, is concerned about the inevitable collapse of the Jewish state and its impact on world Jewry in general and American Jews in particular. Continue reading

Did America say NO to Israel?

Saturday, we learned that the US had made massive reductions to a joint military exercise with Israel. Originally slated to include 5,000 US troops, Washington will now only send 1,500 to participate in Austere Challenge 12 with Israel. Apparently, the American administration is concerned with a possible Israeli strike on Iran. Continue reading

Rachel Corrie and the Kosher legal stamp

Judge Oded Gershon’s ruling last week that the state of Israel is not to blame for the death of Rachel Corrie, came as no surprise. In fact it reaffirms everything we know about the Jewish state—its politics, legal system and spirit. Continue reading

Deconstructing Avraham Burg

I respect former Knesset speaker Avraham Burg. Over the years, Burg has managed to extend the scope of the Zionist self-criticism; he has challenged the Zionist discourse, Israeli society and even Jewish identity politics. A few days ago, in a New York Times opinion piece, he attempted to explore the reasons behind the collapse of Israeli democracy. Continue reading

A war Israel is just begging for an excuse to start

Just hours after the attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his defence minister, Ehud Barak, were quick to announce that Iran and the Hezbollah were behind the attack. In fact, it didn’t take the Israeli PM more than two hours to blame another country for committing an act of war on Israeli citizens in a third country’s territory. Continue reading

The disintegration of the Jewish State has begun

Israeli generals expressed dismay Monday over a violent assault on a senior Air Force officer perpetrated by a gang of soldiers. Continue reading

Did Israel nuke Arafat?

Since we now have conclusive evidence that Arafat was poisoned by radioactive polonium-210 and since Israel is the prime suspect in Arafat’s 2004 assassination, surely it is time to point the finger at Israel and its leadership and to demand explanations. Continue reading

Ed Milliband and his phony populism

In a desperate attempt to capture the imagination of patriots and nationalists, Labour leader Ed Miliband today promised new measures to prevent the British people being “locked out” of their own jobs by foreign workers. But what jobs is he talking about? Everyone knows there are no jobs. For forty years now, all British governments have gone out of their way to dismantle any manufacturing in this country and with devastating results—British industry and engineering belong to the past and the British governments have done little to change the situation. Continue reading

45th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty

Back in 2009, in Houston Texas, Mimi Adams, a distinguished Palestinian solidarity and human rights activist, gave me a present- a USS Liberty baseball cap. She put it on my head and said, “Gilad, in the next two weeks, make sure you have it on your head everywhere you go in America. You will see what happens.” Continue reading

Zionism is dead and kicking

In a recent Haaretz article, leading Israeli columnist Gideon Levy affirms that Zionism is pretty irrelevant as far as Israelis are concerned. Similar to the line I myself develop in The Wandering Who, Levy contends that Israelis do not understand what Zionism stands for. For them it is an archaic notion. Continue reading

Where the ‘self’ ends and the ‘West’ begins

When we were young, there was hope in the air. There was good reason to look ahead. Some of us enrolled at university, but we also knew that if life did not shine on us, there were plenty of factories that offered enough jobs to those who were willing to toil. Yet it seems our children are not so lucky. Not much is awaiting them. The Western economy is on the brink of collapse. Continue reading