Gilad Atzmon

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Corbyn Prevailed

Britain’s self-appointed ‘Jewish leaders’ continue to be disappointed by Jeremy Corbyn. Following a meeting with the Labour leader, the Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews (BOD) announced that Corbyn “did not agree to any of the concrete actions they asked for.” This must have been upsetting for them.


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Easy Talk with Lavrov

We must wonder, how is it possible that the West is led by a bunch of democratically elected imbeciles yet, Russia is led by prime intellects such as Lavrov and Putin. Is it a coincidence? Or may be there is a reason behind this strange phenomenon...

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Portman and Corbyn 

 Together they provide a window into authoritarian tribalism. In fact it would be impossible to fully grasp the tragic continuum known as Jewish history without prospecting the Jewish present as it fully unveils itself.  

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On the False Dichotomy Between 'Jews' and 'Zionism'

Atzmon said that a lot of people are making a false dichotomy between Jews and Zionism, and explained that there are three categories in the Jewish world, there are Jews the people, Judaism the religion, and Jewishness the ideology and the culture.

He pointed that a lot of Jews don’t follow Judaism, they do not go to Synagogue, yet they are identified politically and culturally as Jews.

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The Fading Holocaust 

The Russians, the Vietnamese and the Palestinians do not constantly measure  Americans’  acknowledgment  of their suffering. They do not poll Americans’ approval rate of their holocausts on a weekly basis so the next question is why Jewish institutions feel the need to do so.   

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Oil Vey

The Golan Heights  provided Israel’s first major oil find. Afek Oil and Gas, a division of Genie Oil has obtained oil rights for the huge oil fields in the Golan Heights. Genie Oil has powerful political connections. Rupert Murdock, Vice President Cheney, Jacob Rothschild and Larry Summers are among its Board Members. The ex-chairman of Genie Energy's former parent company, IDT Corp., is Ira Greenstein, a family friend of Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Greenstein currently works on the White House staff.

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Antisemitsm and Jewish Guilt

Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center’s 2017 Annual Report on Anti-Semitism Worldwide was released today and there is good news: The number of recorded violent antisemitic incidents in 2017 fell by about 9% as compared to 2016 – and by almost 50% compared to the 2006-14 average. But Jewish institutions aren't happy at all!

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