General Antisemitism

Gilad Atzmon vs Tony Greenstein, in “Battle of the self-hating Jews”


This is cross posted by our friends at Simply Jews. (Title courtesy of CiF Watch, graphic courtesy of someone out in Google Image land)

Self-Hating Jew Quarterly: A Guardian Group Publication

“Gilad Atzmon’s book ‘The Wandering Who?’ may not match the sales of Mein Kampf, but it is without doubt a poisonous anti-Semitic tome. Atzmon’s politics also represent a threat to Palestine solidarity as they turn the focus away from Israeli settler-colonialism and its US backers onto Jews as individuals”

The above words have been written by one of Atzmon’s fellow travelers, a founder member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Tony Greenstein.

Oops.

Greenstein wants the J-Big (Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods) to leaflet Atzmon’s book launch this evening. Which proves that even asajews have standards. Who knew?

Being branded by Greenstein as “anti-semitic” is weird enough. I guess Greenstein’s world consists of bad Israeli/pro-Israel jews, good anti-Israel jews, and Atzmon.

The catch, as shown by the above quote, is that Atzmon’s ideas are against the sacred socialist anti-imperialist pro-palestinian ideology that demands to destroy Israel and if possible the US first, then deal with brain-washing individuals into an obedient flock. Atzmon is a dissenter, he must be punished. The call to leaflet the book launch is not a call against anti-semitism, but the punishment for a traitor.

7 replies »

  1. Anyone know what happened to the boomerang libel actions issued by each against the other?

    They’re in mortal combat, aren’t they, like the couple who loathe each other but yet can’t live without each other.

    Still, it’s good fun to watch, although guilt-inducing and a little like watching the lunatics at the Bedlam might have been.

  2. Atzmon’s ideas are against the sacred socialist anti-imperialist pro-palestinian ideology that demands to destroy Israel and if possible the US first

    That’s just bonkers.

    And while Greenstein seems rather unhinged, it’s unfair to put him on the same level as Atzmon.

    • Greenstein does at least clearly condemn Atzmon. No, he doesn’t deserve a medal for that, but I don’t see the same kind of hatred (despite his horrible remarks).

      • Perhaps Atzmon hides his disturbance better pretzelberg. And as for Greenstein condemning Atzmon, it’s a case of pots and kettles isn’t it?