Introduction by Gilad Atzmon: I guess that the following is very bad news for Naomi Wimborne Idrissi and her J-Big. The Palestinian Telegraph is calling J-Big to let go..
London, (Pal Telegraph) - A number of so-called “Pro Palestinian campaigners” are planning a picket against the musician and activist, Gilad Atzmon, in London Monday, 10/10/2011. The campaigners suggest that Atzmon is harmful for the Palestinian solidarity. However, the man is reported to be one of the leading critics of Israel and its deadly policies in the Middle East.
A group of the so-called Pro-Palestinian campaigners, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (J-Big) have called for a picket of Atzmon's book launch. Atzmon's new book, The Wandering Who, tackles issues to do with Jewish-identity politics and Jewish Diaspora relationships with Israel.
Further, it reveals a very solid fact that some of the so-called Pro Palestinian Jewish groups that support Palestinians are actually primarily concerned with Israel.
The J-Big’s call has been spread by a fanatic persona who is attempting to stop Atzmon criticizing Israel and its Jewish supporters. Experts suggested that J-Big is harming the Palestinian solidarity movement in the UK as it introduces some personal internal Jewish conflicts o the arena of Palestine activism.
Tahir Mahdi, a Palestinian activists based in London expressed his deep concern over the move of J-BIG. He thinks that their move is dividing the Palestinian solidarity in the UK.
“I think Jewish business should be discussed in-house. Jews should take their own conflicts away from the solidarity groups. J-BIG did great job to boycott Israeli goods. Now, they are deviating from their own discourse. If they have issues with Atzmon, then they should keep it away from our Palestinian struggle. I don’t understand why they are trying to hijack the movement.” Said Mahdi
Atzmon's Book Launch is scheduled tomorrow, October 10th at 7.30pm. It will take place at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA. The launch is open for public.
Palestinian and Pro Palestinian activists are expected to attend the event.