General Antisemitism

A brief intro to Gilad Atzmon’s Holocaust Denial – aka, George Galloway’s pillow talk


If you want to understand why we feel it is perfectly justifiable to state that George Galloway MP has engaged in antisemitism, see our posts here and here.

One of the pieces of evidence we cited involves Galloway’s expression of support for an antisemitic extremist named Gilad Atzmon. Specifically, Galloway said he was “enthralled” by a book written by Atzmon’s book, The Wandering Who?. The book was described by CST (the charity tasked with protecting British Jews) as “probably the most antisemitic book published in this country in recent years.”

In fact, not only did Galloway say he was “enthralled” by Gilad Atzmon’s book, but further informed Atzmon, while interviewing him on RT earlier in the year, that he read the book to his wife in bed.

The antisemitic work by Atzmon which ‘enthralled’ Galloway included the promotion of Holocaust Denial. Here’s an excerpt from the book.

The question of whether there was a mass homicide with gas or ‘just’ a mass death toll due to total abuse in horrendous conditions is no doubt a crucial historical question. The fact that such a major historical chapter less than seven decades ago is scholarly [sic] inaccessible undermines the entire historical endeavour.”

…Furthermore, unless one approves and repeats the official Holocaust narrative, one may find oneself locked behind bars. This happened lately to three rightwing history revisionists who dared to suspect the official Auschwitz narrative. ….I can see these three outlaws: [David] Irving, [Ernest] Zundel and [Germar] Rudolf, the three rightwing historical revisionists who happen to be locked behind bars. …While left academics are mainly concerned with signalling out Holocaust deniers telling us what is right and who is wrong, it is the revisionists who engage themselves in detailed archive work as well as forensic scrutiny…. If history shapes the future, we need to liberate our perspective of the past, rather than arresting revisionists, we simply need many more of them.7 65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz we should reclaim our history and ask why? Why were the Jews hated? Why did European people stand up against their next door neighbours? Why are the Jews hated in the Middle East, surely they had a chance to open a new page in their troubled history?

… We should also ask for what purpose do the holocaust denial laws serve? What is the holocaust religion there to conceal? As long as we fail to ask questions, we will be subjected to Zionists and their Neocons agents’ plots…Holocaust religion robs humanity of its humanism. For the sake of peace and future generations, the holocaust must be stripped of its exceptional status immediately. It must be subjected to thorough historical scrutiny. Truth and truth-seeking is an elementary human experience. It must prevail.

So, to briefly recap:

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Here are additional claims by Atzmon on the Holocaust which represent either denial or revisionism:

Atzmon claims the Holocaust narrative doesn’t make any sense.

Atzmon’s Al-Jazeera op-ed in 2010:

When I was young and naive I was also somehow convinced that what they told us about our ‘collective’ Jewish past really happened. I believed it all, the Kingdom of David, Massada, and then the Holocaust: the soap, the lampshade*, the death march, the six million.

As it happened, it took me many years to understand that the Holocaust, the core belief of the contemporary Jewish faith, was not at all an historical narrative for historical narratives do not need the protection of the law and politicians. It took me years to grasp that my great-grandmother wasn’t made into a ‘soap’ or a ‘lampshade’*. She probably perished out of exhaustion, typhus or maybe even by mass shooting. This was indeed bad and tragic enough, however not that different from the fate of many millions of Ukrainians who learned what communism meant for real. “Some of the worst mass murderers in history were Jews” writes Zionist Sever Plocker on the Israeli Ynet disclosing the Holodomor and Jewish involvement in this colossal crime, probably the greatest crime of the 20th century. The fate of my great-grandmother was not any different from hundreds of thousands of German civilians who died in an orchestrated indiscriminate bombing, because they were Germans. Similarly, people in Hiroshima died just because they were Japanese. 1 million Vietnamese died just because they were Vietnamese and 1.3 million Iraqis died because they were Iraqis. In short the tragic circumstances of my great-grandmother wasn’t that special after all.

It took me years to accept that the Holocaust narrative, in its current form, doesn’t make any historical sense

I think that 65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we must be entitled to start to ask the necessary questions. We should ask for some conclusive historical evidence and arguments rather than follow a religious narrative that is sustained by political pressure and laws

Atzmon promotes the narrative and work of Holocaust Deniers

In his interview with Argusoog Radio, Atzmon said:

If you look for instance at the Jewish academics looking into the notion of the Holocaust, the history of the Holocaust, the research is really lacking. I think that the Holocaust must be looked again and again and again and again and as it happens, actually the only people who are doing it are actually Revisionists.”

He has also praised and distributed the work of Holocaust Deniers such as Paul Eisen and Israel Shamir.

Atzmon on Nazi death marches

In his interview with Ynet, Atzmon said:

the [Nazi] death marches were actually humane.

Atzmon claims Holocaust Denial laws prevent Jews from understanding their own history.

In the same Ynet interview cited above, he said:

I heard about Holocaust deniers who were forced to sit in jail just because they wouldn’t fall for the Holocaust narrative as described by the Zionists. Holocaust denial laws are the worst – they prevent Jews from understanding their own history.

Atzmon argues that the Nazi persecution of Jews was a response to the Jews’ declaration of war on Germany

In his blog, he wrote the following:

Jewish texts tend to glaze over the fact that Hitler’s March 28 1933, ordering a boycott against Jewish stores and goods, was an escalation in direct response to the declaration of war on Germany by the worldwide Jewish leadership. … Jewish lobbies certainly do not hold back when it comes to pressuring states, world leaders and even super powers. AIPAC’s behavior last week reminded me of the Jewish declaration of war against Nazi Germany in 1933. Not many people are aware that in March 1933, long before Hitler became the undisputed leader of Germany and began restricting the rights of German Jews, the American Jewish Congress announced a massive protest at Madison Square Gardens and called for an American boycott of German goods.

This is the record of Gilad Atzmon, the man George Galloway honored with such effusive praise.

 

26 replies »

  1. That is why Al Guardian put Atzmon’s book back into their book shop recently. Because of the GG-Atzmon interview on RT-TV 3rd January 2015.
    Interesting how the Leftists RT TV keeps plugging away at its antisemitism……

  2. Utterly despicable. The Holocaust – the industrialised mass murder of millions of innocent human beings – is a story that needs to be told and retold, generation after generation, to ensure that it never happens again. It is grotesque that anyone would even think of trivialising the wholesale, premeditated, industrialised mass murder of millions of people.

  3. Now that’s a tough one.
    Here we have Gilad Atzmon, jazz player and inept writer whose claim to fame in this field is his open antisemitism.
    Here, too, we have George Galloway, member of parliament and rabble rouser, who admires Gilad Atzmon’s writing so much that he reads his antisemitic drivel and lurid accounts of Jewish history to his wife in bed.

    Would you say that George Galloway admires & agrees with Atzmon’s views about Jews or not?

  4. I don’t think that Atzmon is something special and his obvious psychological problems should be any interest. He is not alone and I’m sure that there are other Jews (some of them are known artists, Guardian/Independent contributors or staff members, elected politicians) who think similarly but are more intelligent and don’t advertise their opinions this clearly and openly. The problems are the people who exploit his mental disturbances for their own purposes, like Galloway, Mearsheimer, Duke, etc.
    That the Guardian promoted his book and his concerts speaks volumes.

    • As I’ve pointed out before, there are always plenty of nutters out there who want to be heard. A free society will give room for people to be batshit nuts. The test of civilization isn’t whether we’re willing to allow them to be nuts, but how much we are willing to be enablers in giving them the widest possible audience by publishing their worthless work and publicizing their obnoxious views as if they have any worth. When we do this we diminish ourselves and become far less deserving of the title civilized.

      • I don’t think that there is any means to limit the exploitation of psychopaths for ideological purposes – especially when the real agenda (anti-semitism) must be somehow masqueraded as something noble.

        • Peter, I apologise for using the reply facility to your post here, a post with which I agree, to test out whether there’s some sort of glitch. I tried to post the following which I think is in the spirit of “you can get the measure of a man by the company he keeps”, and is the central premise of this article. It didn’t come through that time:

          A Man Who Boozes
          An Irish Poem of Unknown Origin

          It was a year ago, September
          a day I well remember
          I was walking up and down
          in drunken pride
          when my knees began to flutter
          and I fell down in the gutter
          and a pig came by and lay down by my side

          As I lay there in the gutter
          thinking thoughts I could not utter
          I thought I heard a passing lady say,
          “You can tell a man who boozes
          by the company he chooses…”
          And with that, the pig got up and walked away

          • No problem Hairshirt. To show my appreciation of the poem I will copy an other “gutter-poetry” piece from Robert Simon of the Simon & Garfunkel:

            A Poem On The Underground Wall

            The last train is nearly due
            The underground is closing soon
            And in the dark deserted station
            Restless in anticipation
            A man waits in the shadows

            His restless eyes leap and scratch
            At all that they can touch or catch
            And hidden deep within his pocket
            Safe within its silent socket
            He holds a colored crayon

            Now from the tunnel’s stony womb
            The carriage rides to meet the groom
            And open wide and welcome doors
            But he hesitates, and then withdraws
            Deeper in the shadows

            And the train is gone suddenly
            On wheels clicking silently
            Like a gently tapping litany
            And he holds his crayon rosary
            Tighter in his hand

            Now from his pocket quick he flashes
            The crayon on the wall he slashes
            Deep upon the advertising
            A single worded poem consisting
            Of four letters

            And his heart is laughing, screaming, pounding
            The poem across the tracks rebounding
            Shadowed by the exit light
            His legs take their ascending flight
            To seek the breast of darkness and be suckled by the night

  5. Adam

    You got the boxing gloves on , for this one . Go for it fella !
    And that idjut Delauncywhatever .

    He can try n touch you , but let him sue you for anti Semitism libel in Israel . Even if he issues proceedings in London, you can still apply to transfer them to Dimona local Court [ is there one ?] as that’s where he thinks you live 🙂 . He will then be caught in an ethical question…….does he defend his reputation after being called an anti Semite , or does he go to the country he has boycotted to fight his cause amongst those he detests .

    Its clearer that GG is anti Semitic . One judges a man by his friends he keeps and the books he reads …………..

  6. Atzmon:

    “I think that 65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we must be entitled to start to ask the necessary questions. We should ask for some conclusive historical evidence and arguments”

    This would mean nothing to Gilad because he already “knows” all the facts.
    Whatever answers such “investigation” may find will never be enough for people like Gilad Atzmon.

  7. I understand that Europe is slightly different from the U.S. in this regard, but from our vantage point saying something along the lines of, “the Holocaust must be opened for inquiry,” is clearly code for something else, since the Holocaust is perhaps the single most inquired about historical event. There are books, museums, speaking engagements, news reels, paperwork for miles, video, audio, and written interviews of victims, witnesses, liberators, and perpetrators. Even the locations of the evidence span from Germany to US to Israel to France, Russia, UK, Switzerland, and perhaps every other country in Europe. Movies, documentaries, plays, and other art all display different views on the same thing. In other words, to question the truth of such an obvious occurrence is really a political statement meant to call the Jewish people the perpetrators of the most massive hoax in human history (presumably for world sympathy to “colonize Palestine”). Of course, antiSemites now have no choice but to use code and deceptive tactics to express their ideas. This way they will never have to defend their retarded beliefs…

    • Yes, but some of them have shed the mantle of diplomatic weasel-words and come right out with it, e.g. Irvng. Certain British politicians come very close to that – I can think of MPs and ‘Peers’ from 4 different parties who are very close indeed.

  8. OT: BBC Watch has some stuff on the profoundly revolting Doucet’s latest propaganda masquerading as ‘news’.

  9. Finally we’ve found something that is almost as nauseating as the actual content of the book – the fact that Galloway read it his wife in bed.

  10. Testing

    An analogy to the central premise of this article

    A Man Who Boozes
    An Irish Poem of Unknown Origin

    It was a year ago, September
    a day I well remember
    I was walking up and down
    in drunken pride
    when my knees began to flutter
    and I fell down in the gutter
    and a pig came by and lay down by my side

    As I lay there in the gutter
    thinking thoughts I could not utter
    I thought I heard a passing lady say,
    “You can tell a man who boozes
    by the company he chooses…”
    And with that, the pig got up and walked away