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    Jul202012

    Burner against Burner

     

    By Gilad Atzmon

    http://www.deliberation.info

    Earlier this week we learned that Israeli Knesset Member Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) tore the New Testament to pieces and then threw it in the trash.

    MK Ben –Ari was quoted as saying  “This abhorrent book (The New Testament) promoted the murders of millions of Jews during the Inquisition and the autos da fé… this is an ugly missionary provocation by the Church, there’s no doubt that the book and its senders belong in the trash of history.”

    Unfortunately, such a disgraceful attitude towards a text is no more or less than  one would expect from a Zionist Jew, after all, herem, excommunication, boycott and book burning are all firmly embedded in both Jewish culture and Jewish politics.  Still, I was a little surprised to read Ali Abunimah’s critical report on the event, because, only three months ago Abunmiah himself joined forces with Abe Foxman, Alan Dershowitz  and the entire AZZ community in a desperate book burning campaign. That time it was my book The Wandering Who? that was the ‘abhorrent book’ desperately in need of binning.

    idiots

    United in their loathing of One man and his Book

    But Abunimah learned quickly that book burning is a dangerous game. Unfortunately for him my book didn’t catch light, it just became more popular –  and in many more languages.  In fact rather than my book, it was  Abunimah’s credibility that became the object of scrutiny by a growing number of leading analysts and commentators (see below).

    Anyway, I’m sure that Abunimah drew the necessary lessons. This week he was even gracious enough to offer MK Ben Ari some moral advice. At the end of his article Abunimah cleverly asks “What would the thousands of Christian Zionists attending CUFI say if they saw an Israeli Knesset member destroying the Bible and dumping it in the trash?”

    An astute question indeed and I suspect we all know the answer. For some strange reason, books do not burn well – but book burners do.

     

    A collection of reactions to Ali Abunimah’s call for Disavowal:

    *Washington Report- Gilad Atzmon´s Answer to Ali Abunimah

    http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/washington-report-to-disavow-or-debate-gilad-atzmon.html#entry15431769

     

    Youtube “Atzmon versus Abunimah”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hrJcMO88EI&feature=youtu.be

     

    Roger Tucker, DeLiberation “Ali Abunimah and Gilad Atzmon at the OK Corral”

    http://www.deliberation.info/ali-abunimah-and-gilad-atzmon-at-the-ok-corral/

     

    Rich Siegel, Voltairnet “Permission to examine ‘Jewishness’”

    http://www.voltairenet.org/Permission-to-examine-Jewishness

     

    Cynthia McKinney interviews Gilad Atzmon

    http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/cynthia-mckinney-interviews-gilad-atzmon-about-israel-zionis.html#entry15488474

     

    Alison Weir

    http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/alison-weir-the-unfortunate-division-over-gilad-atzmon.html#entry15483208

     

    Gary Corseri, Dissident Voice “Who is Gilad Atzmon and Who Are We?”

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2012/03/who-is-gilad-atzmon-and-who-are-we/#more-43539

     

    Kim Petersen, Dissident Voice

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2012/03/a-call-for-the-disavowal-of-splittism/

     

    Professor William A. Cook

    http://mycatbirdseat.com/2012/03/pcn-disavowal-of-gilad-atzmon-truth-be-damned/

     

    Richard Edmondson, Leftwing-Christian net

    http://leftwing-christian.net/2012/03/16/faint-heartedness-political-correctness-and-peculiar-timing-the-attacks-on-gilad-atzmon.aspx

     

    Nahida Izzat, Exiled Palestinian

    http://nahidaexiledpalestinian.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/disavow-with-no-mercy-not-in-my-name/

     

    Salem News

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/march142012/real-gilad-atzmon-tk.php

     

    Debbie Menon

    http://mycatbirdseat.com/2012/03/abunimah-boycotting-and-censoring-gilad-atzmon/

     

    David Rovics: Disavowing Disavowal – In Defense of Gilad Atzmon http://salem-news.com/articles/march282012/rovics-atzmon.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Salem-news+%28Salem-News.com%29

     

    Kevin Barrett “Why Hate Gilad Atzmon?”

    http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/kevin-barrett-why-hate-gilad-atzmon.html

     

    Kevin Barrett “Why Hate Gilad Atzmon, part 2″

    http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/kevin-barrett-why-hate-gilad-atzmon-pt-2-hes-wrong-or-is-he.html

    Joe Ortiz Blog

    http://son-of-encouragement.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/gilad-aztmons-book-wandering-who-could.html

     

    Greg Felton :Activists Who Talk Like Zionists Continue to Betray Palestine

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2012/04/activists-who-talk-like-zionists-continue-to-betray-palestine/

     

    Marc Glenn interviews Gilad Atzmon on Ugly Truth Radio

    http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/atzmon-on-the-ugly-truth.html#entry15480758

     

    Filmmaker Eli Ungar-Sargon

    http://jewschool.com/2012/03/18/28058/the-wandering-who-gilad-atzmon-and-jewish-identity/

     

    PM Press

    http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20120316030526668

     

    Ali Abunimah´s call for disavowal

    http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/palestinian-writers-activists-disavow-racism-anti-semitism-gilad-atzmon

     

    The wandering who- Gilad Atzmon

    GiladAtzmon on Google+