Gilad Atzmon

jazz artist-world music-live dates-author-thoughts-Jewish Identity-Politics-Athens & Jerusalem-The Wandering Who? Being in Time

Welcome to Gilad Atzmon's webpage. This site provides information about Gilad's musical and intellectual activity.  

Is it Good for the Jews?

Israeli media outlet Ynet reported last weekend that five staunch supporters of Israel, including Alan Dershowitz, sent a letter to Netanyahu “imploring him to reconsider (a) plan that will see illegal African migrants sent to Uganda or Rwanda, warning of the 'incalculable damage' it could have on Israel and Jews' 'moral standing.'

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The March to Jerusalem

When I was a young Israeli I learned from our leading military leaders that Israel was not afraid of wars. They said “we know how to deal with tanks, infantry, airplanes. Even ballistic missiles won’t knock us down.” But they added, “if the Palestinians decide one day to march to Jerusalem we won’t be able to offer a military answer.”   

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How Zionist is the New World Order? and How Biblical Is Zionism?

GA: If Zionism was initially all about the 'promised land', Neoconservatism stands for the shift towards a 'promised planet.' How do we bridge the gap between the nationalistic aspiration and the  globalist agenda?   From Yahweh to Zion by  Laurent Guyénot offers some interesting answers. Guyénot doesn't attempt to tell us what Yahweh is but instead what the notion of Yahweh represents within the contexts of Judaism, jewish culture, Jewish politics and Jewish identification.  Guyénot's offers a  very important contribution. I hope that is books are made of fire resistant materials.   

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How Antisemitsm Became Noise

The charge of ‘antisemitsm’ has become a noise -- a whiny repetitive background disturbance. We have learned to live with it, to accept that some people are just inherently upset and there is nothing we can do to change them or to help them out

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The Only Jewish Ghetto in the Middle East

Zionism vowed to fix diaspora Jews by means of a ‘homecoming.’ It promised to make the ‘new Hebrews’ into ‘people like all other people.’ The project has been a total failure. Israel is a humongous racist ghetto. It is a country like no other. It has managed to amplify every symptom Zionism was born to eliminate.  

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NRHZ: Being in Time – a post-political manifesto, review by Clara S. (2018-01-26)

It is full of inspiring thoughts. Instead of answers you will find questions (some are from Atzmon himself, some are my own):

·       What can society do to make sure that its ‘deplorables’ can get by in dignity? Could  equality within borders be an alternative to global capitalism?  How far does the social super-structure he describes really comply with the material basis of global financial capitalism? Is the fact that Jews play such an important role a critical component when we are talking about certain capitalist structures? What are the chances and risks of returning to the Athenian tradition of reason?


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