‘Global March to Jerusalem’ endorsed by Guardian approved ‘saxophonist’ Gilad Atzmon

As Hadar Sela noted in her recent reports on the upcoming ‘Global March to Jerusalem’, scheduled for March 30, 2012:

The organisers are a conglomerate of people representing the ‘red-green alliance’ the world over. Radical Leftists, Muslim Brotherhood-connected Islamists, [antisemites] and representatives of and sympathisers with the Iranian regime have once more come together with the aim of engineering an event which will…advance their long-term assault on the legitimacy of the Jewish state.

So, it wasn’t surprising when I read, at Anti-Defamation Leagues’s site devoted towards exposing extremists, that an antisemite as prolific as Gilad Atzmon will be speaking in Oakland, California, on February 25, at a “benefit for the Global March to Jerusalem – North America.”

Here’s the flyer promoting the event.

As we’ve noted repeatedly, Atzmon’s musings on the threat to humanity posed by Jews is literally indistinguishable from what you’d find at websites of white supremacists, and so his common cause with Islamists and other extremists inspired by dreams of the Jewish state’s demise represents quite an intuitive ideological synergy.

Finally, note the blurb from the Guardian on the flyer, which refers to this 2009 interview of the “London saxophonist” by the paper’s literary critic, John Lewis, which included this photo of the urbane, sophisticated artist.

Lewis’ glowing profile included this passage:

It may come as a surprise to some that Atzmon is a saxophonist at all. His career as a musician has long been drowned out by the clatter of his extra-curricular activities: the furious attacks on Israel (he writes and edits for the website Palestine Think Tank); the philosophical texts on Jewish identity that get discussed by the likes of Noam Chomsky; the two comic novels that have been translated into 24 languages.

Just to be clear, Atzmon’s extreme antisemitic musings predated Lewis’ 2009 praise of Atzmon by many years.  Here’s a quote from Atzmon’s website, posted in 2003.

American Jewry makes any debate on whether the ‘Protocols of the elder of Zion’ are an authentic document or rather a forgery irrelevant. American Jews (in fact Zionists) do control the world.. So far they are doing pretty well for themselves at least.

The problem with Atzmon, wrote Lewis, later in his piece, is “that trenchant politics often sit uneasily alongside music, particularly when that music is instrumental.”

Yes, that’s truly the problem with Gilad Atzmon: His incisive politics on Jews’ evil sits “uneasily” with his sublime artistic expression.

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  1. Just neat. People are dying in droves in Syria and these grotesques hypocrites worry about idiotic marches about Jerusalem (a city which that´s not cited even once in Koran,BTW).

    Well, it´s a good occasion for these twerps and self-styled international lawyerists to move they fat asses and have a macchiato. Maybe they could even meet Rachel Shabby. Hopefully some of them will have a CVA.

    • Serjew, ignoring the people of Syria’s plight and focusing on the “suffering” Palestinians should come as no surprise, especially after reading Adam’s very revealing earlier piece about an exchange of Twitter correspondence between the Guardian’s Seumas Milne and Azzam Tamimi.

      Tamimi (not a friend of Israel) rightly showed Milne how desperate the situation had become and that any help and foreign intervention is desirable (“When my house is on fire I don’t ask what their intentions are. My intention is to save my loved ones”), while Milne opined that any support that comes from those that might back Israel, should not be accepted. This kind of thinking just shows us about the kind of baxxxrds we are up against, and Atzmon is one of them.

      Writing articles about sending flotillas to Syria just does not cut any ice with him or them. Thousands dead, but a rabbit owned by an Arab and run over by an Israeli settler will grab their headlines as it is grist to the mill for this seriously flawed cause, while what is happening in Syria does not fit their political theory and agenda – so leave it out. In short , that’s “Nazi” mentality for you.

    • Is that a cardiovascular something, Serjew? I was just wondering what ills could be wished effectively on them.

      Maybe someone else will have to pay for all the travel so lots won’t be able to go.

      It would be an incredible evil if it works as they hope.

      • Yes: cerebral-vascular accident, aka stroke. Though some of them probably already had a couple and haven´t noticed.

  2. What an arrogant sleaze bag = a person who perpetrates nasty activities that a certain type of person admires.

    His Antisemitism has given him a high profile,and he is widely read in the Arab world and where Jews are not flavor of the month.Sort of sums up this charmer.

    Once in a while nature throws out these Gilad Atzmons to test us.

  3. The person “in conversation with” Gilad Atzmon, Dennis Bernstein, is one of those predictable denizens of the far-left bubble in the U.S. This gives us a glimpse of Bernstein and other activists at KPFA, the Berkeley station in the Pacifica network. Pacifica probably considers the Guardian reactionary:

  4. It might be worthwhile pointing out to KPFA (or better, their donors) that their star is scheduled to lead a friendly discussion with an admirer of Adolf Hitler. Does anyone here have any idea whom to contact?

  5. !
    Ultra-right fascists and ultra-radical leftists come together in their hatred for the one democracy in the Middle East…Israe4l!