Attempting to grasp the current Hasbara slander campaign. What are they afraid of? Why do they burn books? What is it that we know and they are so embarrassed about? Is it the truth?
Together with veteran Pink Floyd star Roger Waters and many other artists and thinkers worldwide, I am being subjected to an international smear campaign, orchestrated and promoted by various Zionist institutions that attempt to silence every form of legitimate dissent of Zionism and Israeli politics.
We are asked to choose between two versions of the truth, that delivered by Falter who leads the Campaign Against Antisemitsm (CAA) and basically makes his living manufacturing antisemitic incidents and the judicial approach of the CPS: a public body, subject to scrutiny and committed to impartiality. This is hardly a difficult choice.
Jazz musician, author and philosopher Gilad Atzmon spoke with The Duran about Roger Waters verses the Israel lobby, the place of politics in music, freedom versus dogma and Palestinian freedom in the 21st century.
Wish You Weren’t Here is set to portray Waters as a bigot, but instead it will be a window into tribal vindictiveness. Portraying an endless stream of right wing ultra Zionists denouncing a dedicated peace advocate as a bigot and an anti-Semite for criticizing Israeli apartheid is a dangerous game. It could easily backfire, it might well prove very dangerous for the Jews.
On 8 July I was scheduled to play at The Vienna Jazz Festival with the Jordanian Palestinian oud virtuoso Kamal Musallam and the musical ambassador of Indonesia, Dwiki Dharmawan. Our band is called World Peace Trio and it is dedicated to spreading the message of reconciliation and human harmony. It seemsthat the Austrian Zionist lobby opposed this message. They used every trick from the Israeli Hasbara playbook to push Vienna city into compliance. The Vienna Jazz Festival was told by its prime funder (Vienna City) that Gilad Atzmon must be expelled.
Tue 4th July, World Peace Trio at the Vortex Jazz Club, London
Wed 5th July, World Peace Trio Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Sat 8th July, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
Thu 13th July, Unterfart, Munich, Germany
As a peace loving humanitarian with a kind nature, I will help these Jewish academics to navigate their way in the emerging universe that, at least in their eyes, has once again turned against them. By now it is clear to many Brits, including Labour supporters, that Israel is not the problem. Israel is just a radical symptom of the complexity involved with post emancipation Jewish Identity politics - a collection of cultural templates that adhere to Jewish choseness and the institutional dismissal of the Other.
Despite the Jewish lobby relentless pressure Palestine Expo 2017 is going ahead. I guess that the British government may have learned its lesson after all. With a bit of luck it may even subscribe to Athens against all odds and turn its back to Jerusalem… i
Sonny Rollins' guitarist returns to a short summer tour with Gilad Atzmon (saxes) Saul Rubin (guitar) Yaron Stavi (bass) Enzo Zirilli (drums).
Mon 31st July Saul Rubin 4tet @ The Bedford Arms, Bedford
Wed 2nd August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Vortex Jazz Club, London
Thu 3rd August, Saul Rubin 4tet @ Crypt, London
Fri 4th August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Verdict, Brighton
Sun 6th August Saul Rubin 4tet @ Albion Beatnik Bo
WEDNESDAY JULY 19th DOORS 8pm ENTRY FREE
The Crypt, St. Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street, London SE5
GILAD ATZMON SPEAKS - A philosophical outlook on the current British political confusion.
Wednesday, June 21 at 19:30 @ The Albion Beatnik
34 Walton Street, OX2 6AA Oxford, Oxfordshire
Being In Time: A Post-Political Manifesto' is Gilad Atzmon's latest pithy book - its title a nod to Heidegger, the John Coltrane of the philosophy world. It broadens the arguments of his previous 'The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics' (which has sold internationally by the bucket load).
From June 13 to June 17 we will play every night at the A-Trane, Berlin. On Thursday 15th at 6,30 pm I will launch Being in Time at the club (a discussion + Q&A) followed by a concert. If you live in Berlin and want to understand the post-political condition: Tump, sanders, Corbyn, La Pen and dystopia in general, come to meet me on Thursday.. Please let your Berlin friends know about our residency and the book launch
Join us on Monday 5-June
6.30 – 9pm, Maramia Cafe, 48 Golborne Road, London W10 5P
Skyscrapers publications & Fanfare Records
Musicians: Yaron Stavi, Jenny Bliss, Gilad & Tali Atzmon, Sarp Maden, Derin Bayhan and others
Newcastle, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Plymouth, London, Oxford, Berlin, Amsterdam and more...
Following a very successful book tour in the USA we are now booking literature events in Britain and a few European cities. The coming tour is organised in collaboration with The UK Column.
Gilad Atzmon will be speaking at the Hungarian Cultural Alliance on May 8th at 7:00 PM
1827 S. Hope Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Gilad will talk about his forthcoming book Being in Time - A Post Political Manifesto.
The Talk will be followed by a Q&A and a musical performance by Fritz Heede and Gilad Atzmon.
The Post Political Condition
Trump, Brexit, the Middle East… What Next?
5 pm an extended panel discussion, then a jazz concert from 9 pm
5pm Sunday, 30 April
Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
On 30 April human rights lawyer Stanley Cohen, history professor Norton Mezvinsky, whistleblower Michael Lesher and author Gilad Atzmon will gather in Theatre 80, Manhattan to elaborate on the collapse of Identity politics, the crisis within new Left thinking and the future of liberal and progressive thought.
On Thu, March 30 at 7pm I will join forces with David Scott. We will give a talk on Identity & Truth @Kabana Function Hall (64 Seaward Street, G41 1HJ). I will be talking on the Post Political condition, that which connects Trump, Brexit, SNP and Isis. I will delve into the collapse of ID politics and the 'new Left'...