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“The Wandering Who” Gilad Atzmon’s Look At the Darkness Behind “Seinfeld”


Always the Smart Thing, Read the Book, Not the Reviews, Even This One

 

by  Gordon Duff,  Senior Editor

 

(text only version below)

 

As editor of an American based military-foreign affairs publication, reviewing a book on “Jewish identity” is new territory. 

The author, Gilad Atzmon, has an international reputation as someone who continually takes Israel to task, rebukes the mainstream media but lives and works as a musician. 

I ended up with him as a columnist because I wanted former members of Israel’s military groups who are outspoken on staff.  I got Atzmon of the IDF and Uri Avnery of the Irgun. 

Atzmon, I suspect, is much more dangerous with a saxophone than a machine gun but Avnery, that’s a tough guy. 

Uri Avnery - Still Fighting in His 80's

The issue at hand is Atzmon’s book, “The Wandering Who.”  First of all, I am biased.  Though I didn’t edit this book, I am Atzmon’s editor for his other articles, that and his confidant and friend.

Why read the book?  Unlike many things, it is delightfully short, I am always thankful for that. What I see is something of the “Seinfeld” in it, not so much the comedian, Atzmon’s irony will always fall short of Jerry Seinfeld, but the TV comedy show itself, a critique, intended or not, on Jewish identity. 

Atzmon clearly touches the “Seinfeld” message, touching on “Jewish identity” with more seriousness.  There is also controversy, how identity can lead to something far darker.  The question about the book is whether it is going to provide needed insights and asks the hard questions with honesty and courage. 

Few books have been opposed as this one has.  Is this because Atzmon hates Jewish people or that he threatens “interests” that he says profit from dehumanizing the Jewish people. 

A simpler way of looking at it is, that, after reading this, will you respect Gilad Atzmon or like him as I do, whether you agree with his conclusions or not, or take the view of some, that he is involved in a vicious “Antisemitic” plot? 

In some ways, I think it is more important to understand how and why those whose well paid living it is to call others “Antisemites” do what they do. 

The more you know, the less likely you are to invite any of them to tea.  This is one of the reasons “The Wandering Who” is such a dangerous book.

There have been attempts by powerful groups within the media to suppress this book, accusation of it being “Antisemitic,” have begun to flow, each review written even worse than the last. 

Atzmon touches a series of “third rail” issues, does so in a book that will shake up a few people, mostly Jews, mostly Americans.

Ah the Good Ole Days - Kind of

There will be few surprises for Jews growing up in Israel.  I come from a mixed family in America, having grown up in Detroit in the 50s and 60s.  The community there, Jews, Germans, Pole and Hungarians, the world of “all white” industrial America, a country of prosperity, hope and injustice, was also one of dialog. 

Jews attacked Jews, everyone complained about Catholics and behind the politics, how some could be so stupid as to support “tool of the rich” Eisenhower was an identity issue of its own, the socialist movement that grew in America after the First World War. 

When I hear rhetoric about Obama and “socialism,” I remember the talks from then, Jews and Germans, industrial workers and business owners, dialog we no longer hear. 

The subject?  Fixing the world, seeking justice, wanting a better life for people, that  dialog, the continual dialog was the “identity politics” of the time, much of it was “Jewish identity,” and, despite the use of that fearful term, “socialism,” it was pure America.

This was every Sunday, cigarettes, overflowing ash trays, coffee cups, the living room in our small home in a Detroit suburb better characterized a “Hooverville,” a collection of shacks and small farms that had been engulfed by industrial sprawl.

Atzmon is someone of that period,  a time and place he never knew, he wasn’t even alive then.  This is what he reminds me of, I see those days when “truth” wasn’t delivered by television but rather lived, learned on the streets, in the work place and not at the hands of a corporation that hired actors to inform the public.

Our “truth” today is Orwellian.  Atzmon’s issue is that “Jews” should know better because their traditions come from learning the hard truth of the streets, the work place and worse, in some cases so much worse. 

Atzmon and I share more than this.  I edit a publication, Veterans Today, which has, to say it mildly, “gotten out of hand.” It’s broad, worldwide circulation has been, not only a surprise, but in some ways, intimidating.

Drawing Writers and Readers From All Over the World

Veterans Today has drawn writers from around the world, it has a covert focus, leaking intelligence, publishing analysis on world issues and taking a strong stand domestically on issues of treatment of war veterans and the misuse of our military.  Our tough views on Israel’s current government we see as “defense related.” 

We believe American lives pay for political excesses of an ultra-nationalist regime in Tel Aviv and its apartheid policies.

We live in a separate reality from any other news source.  We aren’t commercial, we have access to the highest levels of military and government and simply say the things “insiders” know are true. 

We hide things nobody else would imagine leaking, “hidden in plain sight” as it were, and we get away with it because we speak for a community, military, intelligence professionals, many at the highest levels, who are simply sick of seeing how dangerous and purposefully misinformed public has become.

You don’t understand?  If you haven’t looked at the Republican candidates for president and wondered why Obama is laughing himself to death…..

Then again, there is Obama.  Is he OK because most Americans are still eating, it could be worse, or should he be judged because of his failure to confront the 8 year national “suicide attempt” under the last Bush administration? 

How can you judge, there is no place to get information, not with a media that mixes biased reporting with wild conspiracy theory and fear mongering.

This is what has made Atzmon dangerous.  “This?” 

The supposition made, that Israel isn’t about a “homeland for the Jewish people” but rather using that and trading off the holocaust to create a very unjust world, one continually at war, one destined for social upheaval, one increasingly unjust and one driven there with full cooperation of people of “Jewish identity” who are proving to be just as stupid as everyone else.

Then there is the “Antisemite” part.  If a Jew in Israel or London is as poorly informed as a filling station attendant in Murphysboro, Tennessee, is it that much more serious because Jews are, for reasons not at issue, largely in control of both financial and media organizations that Atzmon says are at the root of what he sees as the decline of civilization into a century of barbarity?

Toward this end, how Gilad Atzmon began his path, growing up in Israel is a key component.  As an American, I have been programmed to think of all Palestinians as terrorists.  Having traveled the region, I now know that the media that put that idea before me, a hundred TV shows, biased news was a hateful and criminal effort. 

Working in the media, I am privately told that I had to be lied to all of my life to “help keep Israel safe.

Night Ambush Over - Day Job Begins - Photo Gordon Duff, Vietnam

As a realist, I can see how insane that all is and was, how orchestrating racial hatred through systematic lies is one of the most reprehensible acts possible.  Atzmon says this is at the center of “Jewish identity” practices and I agree. I see this injustice as a serious one but not the only one.

That was the education I got as a child, an education partially at the hands of that other “Jewish identity” politics, the one that seems to have gone away, a time when being Jewish politically meant you were part of a world movement for justice and humanity.

I was not raised to see Jews as the center of things, all good or all bad, as uniquely responsible. 

I live in a country filled with people who are not Jews who would gladly practice any barbaric act, including those Atzmon points out that Israel perpetrates against its Palestinian population, and do so with glee. What acts, you might say? 

You see or hear nothing of this, to the contrary, you are continually told Israel’s are victims of vast and mysterious terror organizations.  If this sounds like a TV show more than news, you are beginning to understand.

Once you learn the efforts made to sell this message, the “branding” and “game theory” involved, the response by some to Atzmon’s revelations is more understandable.

Americans love executing criminals.  The problem there seems to be the indifference as to whether the “criminals” are actually criminals, as long as they are black.  Over recent years, an examination of America’s criminal justice system, some using new sciences such as the easy and inexpensive availability of DNA evidence, has shown America’s “death rows” and prisons to be filled with the innocent.

This and a thousand other ills have been overlooked somehow, a population that, we are told, has lost its way, its moral center.  I blame religious extremism and television but that’s me.  I think Americans have been taught to accept injustice and to take pleasure in exercising their medulla more than their frontal lobes, to hate and blame, directed by a constant influx of lies. 

In a world addicted to drugs, from the illegal narcotics to the pharmaceutical “wonders” meant to save us all from the unpleasantness of taking responsibility for the world we have created for ourselves, dissemination of information is a form of drug delivery.

Atzmon will say the orchestration of those lies, of that path to inhumanity, was much a part of his upbringing in Israel, where fear and hate turned a generation bred for humanity and the arts into potential concentration camp guards.

Those of us who know the truth of Gaza and the real apartheid Israel also know the truth of what Atzmon writes.  Those who want that truth withheld, and there are so many reasons to do that, mostly tied to the profitability of war and injustice, will attack this review as they have others.

What's Not to Like About Gilad ?

You see, I like Gildad Atzmon.  To me he is like a child any parent would be proud of.  He has a conscience.  Having a child without one, something far more common than most suspect, is more than a failure. 

We have gone further than any other generation in history.  We are capable of living a life in a world but seeing another.  Media is that powerful.

A favorite film from long ago, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1946, was “The Best Years of Our Lives.” 

It is the story of an American soldier returning from the Second World War.   His son walks up to him, “Pop (this was 1940’s vernacular for “father”) you must have seen alot.”

His father, played by actor Frederick March, replies, “I saw nothing but what was ten feet in front of me.  You know more of the war than I do, much more.”

In a life that can be leaving an air conditioned house for an air conditioned car for an air conditioned store and then reversing the order, occasionally varying “store” for “restaurant” and adding “gas station” once a week, reality is seldom any more than the “10 feet in front of you” described by Frederic March.

Reality, such as it is anymore, is the mythology of interpretation, Orwellian for sure, based on our trust in those who own and control this reality to value truth above all things.

But we all know that not to be true…..

The Anti-Defamation League will put a page on the internet calling me an “Antisemite” for writing this.  White supremacist websites will attack me for sounding too “Jewish.”

I will still recommend Atzmon’s book, mostly to Jewish friends who are trying so hard to understand the world around them. 

A year ago, Atzmon’s message made him an outcast inside Israel.  Today, in Israel as across the Arab world as well, everything is being challenged.  Not everyone in Israel thinks like Atzmon.  But, unlike a year ago, hundreds of thousands are protesting, asking questions and seeking answers.  This is a generation that knows loss but doesn’t understand what they lost.

America has one much like it.

For them, for the young Israeli’s who want their history back, who want to know why mom and dad allowed them to be lied to for so long, Atzmon’s book may be the right thing.  Best of all, it is human, it contains no message of hate and Atzmon can write.

For me, all I ask for is to be attacked for writing this.  That will be the affirmation of my own humanity, proof of my own worth.  Unless attacked by those who are genuinely evil, I feel empty.  Gilad Atzmon and I share this.  We welcome even more “onboard.”

Gordon Duff,  Senior Editor       www.veteranstoday.com

 

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Always the Smart Thing, Read the Book, Not the Reviews, Even This One

 

 

 

 by  Gordon Duff,  Senior Editor

 

 As editor of an American based military-foreign affairs publication, reviewing a book on “Jewish identity” is new territory. 

 

 The author, Gilad Atzmon, has an international reputation as someone who continually takes Israel to task, rebukes the mainstream media but lives and works as a musician. 

 

 I ended up with him as a columnist because I wanted former members of Israel’s military groups who are outspoken on staff.  I got Atzmon of the IDF and Uri Avnery of the Irgun. 

 

 Atzmon, I suspect, is much more dangerous with a saxophone than a machine gun but Avnery, that’s a tough guy. 

 

  Uri Avnery – Still Fighting in His 80’s

 

 The issue at hand is Atzmon’s book, “The Wandering Who.”  First of all, I am biased.  Though I didn’t edit this book, I am Atzmon’s editor for his other articles, that and his confidant and friend.

 

 Why read the book?  Unlike many things, it is delightfully short, I am always thankful for that. What I see is something of the “Seinfeld” in it, not so much the comedian, Atzmon’s irony will always fall short of Jerry Seinfeld, but the TV comedy show itself, a critique, intended or not, on Jewish identity. 

 

 Atzmon clearly touches the “Seinfeld” message, touching on “Jewish identity” with more seriousness.  There is also controversy, how identity can lead to something far darker.  The question about the book is whether it is going to provide needed insights and asks the hard questions with honesty and courage. 

 

 Few books have been opposed as this one has.  Is this because Atzmon hates Jewish people or that he threatens “interests” that he says profit from dehumanizing the Jewish people. 

 

 A simpler way of looking at it is, that, after reading this, will you respect Gilad Atzmon or like him as I do, whether you agree with his conclusions or not, or take the view of some, that he is involved in a vicious “Antisemitic” plot? 

 

 In some ways, I think it is more important to understand how and why those whose well paid living it is to call others “Antisemites” do what they do.

 

 The more you know, the less likely you are to invite any of them to tea.  This is one of the reasons “The Wandering Who” is such a dangerous book.

 

 There have been attempts by powerful groups within the media to suppress this book, accusation of it being “Antisemitic,” have begun to flow, each review written even worse than the last. 

 

 Atzmon touches a series of “third rail” issues, does so in a book that will shake up a few people, mostly Jews, mostly Americans.

 

  Ah the Good Ole Days – Kind of

 

 There will be few surprises for Jews growing up in Israel.  I come from a mixed family in America, having grown up in Detroit in the 50s and 60s.  The community there, Jews, Germans, Pole and Hungarians, the world of “all white” industrial America, a country of prosperity, hope and injustice, was also one of dialog. 

 

 Jews attacked Jews, everyone complained about Catholics and behind the politics, how some could be so stupid as to support “tool of the rich” Eisenhower was an identity issue of its own, the socialist movement that grew in America after the First World War. 

 

 When I hear rhetoric about Obama and “socialism,” I remember the talks from then, Jews and Germans, industrial workers and business owners, dialog we no longer hear. 

 

 The subject?  Fixing the world, seeking justice, wanting a better life for people, that  dialog, the continual dialog was the “identity politics” of the time, much of it was “Jewish identity,” and, despite the use of that fearful term, “socialism,” it was pure America.

 

 This was every Sunday, cigarettes, overflowing ash trays, coffee cups, the living room in our small home in a Detroit suburb better characterized a “Hooverville,” a collection of shacks and small farms that had been engulfed by industrial sprawl.

 

 Atzmon is someone of that period,  a time and place he never knew, he wasn’t even alive then.  This is what he reminds me of, I see those days when “truth” wasn’t delivered by television but rather lived, learned on the streets, in the work place and not at the hands of a corporation that hired actors to inform the public.

 

 Our “truth” today is Orwellian.  Atzmon’s issue is that “Jews” should know better because their traditions come from learning the hard truth of the streets, the work place and worse, in some cases so much worse. 

 

 Atzmon and I share more than this.  I edit a publication, Veterans Today, which has, to say it mildly, “gotten out of hand.” It’s broad, worldwide circulation has been, not only a surprise, but in some ways, intimidating.

 

  Drawing Writers and Readers From All Over the World

 

 Veterans Today has drawn writers from around the world, it has a covert focus, leaking intelligence, publishing analysis on world issues and taking a strong stand domestically on issues of treatment of war veterans and the misuse of our military.  Our tough views on Israel’s current government we see as “defense related.” 

 

 

 

We believe American lives pay for political excesses of an ultra-nationalist regime in Tel Aviv and its apartheid policies.

 

 Gilda Atzmon – Not Under Zionist Control

 

 We live in a separate reality from any other news source.  We aren’t commercial, we have access to the highest levels of military and government and simply say the things “insiders” know are true. 

 

 We hide things nobody else would imagine leaking, “hidden in plain sight” as it were, and we get away with it because we speak for a community, military, intelligence professionals, many at the highest levels, who are simply sick of seeing how dangerous and purposefully misinformed public has become.

 

 You don’t understand?  If you haven’t looked at the Republican candidates for president and wondered why Obama is laughing himself to death…..

 

 Then again, there is Obama.  Is he OK because most Americans are still eating, it could be worse, or should he be judged because of his failure to confront the 8 year national “suicide attempt” under the last Bush administration? 

 

 How can you judge, there is no place to get information, not with a media that mixes biased reporting with wild conspiracy theory and fear mongering.

 

 This is what has made Atzmon dangerous.  “This?” 

 

 The supposition made, that Israel isn’t about a “homeland for the Jewish people” but rather using that and trading off the holocaust to create a very unjust world, one continually at war, one destined for social upheaval, one increasingly unjust and one driven there with full cooperation of people of “Jewish identity” who are proving to be just as stupid as everyone else.

 

 Then there is the “Antisemite” part.  If a Jew in Israel or London is as poorly informed as a filling station attendant in Murphysboro, Tennessee, is it that much more serious because Jews are, for reasons not at issue, largely in control of both financial and media organizations that Atzmon says are at the root of what he sees as the decline of civilization into a century of barbarity?

 

 Toward this end, how Gilad Atzmon began his path, growing up in Israel is a key component.  As an American, I have been programmed to think of all Palestinians as terrorists.  Having traveled the region, I now know that the media that put that idea before me, a hundred TV shows, biased news was a hateful and criminal effort. 

 

 Working in the media, I am privately told that I had to be lied to all of my life to “help keep Israel safe.

 

  Night Ambush Over – Day Job Begins – Photo Gordon Duff, Vietnam

 

 As a realist, I can see how insane that all is and was, how orchestrating racial hatred through systematic lies is one of the most reprehensible acts possible.  Atzmon says this is at the center of “Jewish identity” practices and I agree. I see this injustice as a serious one but not the only one.

 

 That was the education I got as a child, an education partially at the hands of that other “Jewish identity” politics, the one that seems to have gone away, a time when being Jewish politically meant you were part of a world movement for justice and humanity.

 

 I was not raised to see Jews as the center of things, all good or all bad, as uniquely responsible. 

 

 I live in a country filled with people who are not Jews who would gladly practice any barbaric act, including those Atzmon points out that Israel perpetrates against its Palestinian population, and do so with glee. What acts, you might say? 

 

 You see or hear nothing of this, to the contrary, you are continually told Israel’s are victims of vast and mysterious terror organizations.  If this sounds like a TV show more than news, you are beginning to understand.

 

 Once you learn the efforts made to sell this message, the “branding” and “game theory” involved, the response by some to Atzmon’s revelations is more understandable.

 

  Americans love executing criminals.  The problem there seems to be the indifference as to whether the “criminals” are actually criminals, as long as they are black.  Over recent years, an examination of America’s criminal justice system, some using new sciences such as the easy and inexpensive availability of DNA evidence, has shown America’s “death rows” and prisons to be filled with the innocent.

 

 This and a thousand other ills have been overlooked somehow, a population that, we are told, has lost its way, its moral center.  I blame religious extremism and television but that’s me.  I think Americans have been taught to accept injustice and to take pleasure in exercising their medulla more than their frontal lobes, to hate and blame, directed by a constant influx of lies. 

 

 In a world addicted to drugs, from the illegal narcotics to the pharmaceutical “wonders” meant to save us all from the unpleasantness of taking responsibility for the world we have created for ourselves, dissemination of information is a form of drug delivery.

 

  Atzmon will say the orchestration of those lies, of that path to inhumanity, was much a part of his upbringing in Israel, where fear and hate turned a generation bred for humanity and the arts into potential concentration camp guards.

 

 Those of us who know the truth of Gaza and the real apartheid Israel also know the truth of what Atzmon writes.  Those who want that truth withheld, and there are so many reasons to do that, mostly tied to the profitability of war and injustice, will attack this review as they have others.

 

 What’s Not to Like About Gilad ?

 

 You see, I like Gildad Atzmon.  To me he is like a child any parent would be proud of.  He has a conscience.  Having a child without one, something far more common than most suspect, is more than a failure. 

 

 We have gone further than any other generation in history.  We are capable of living a life in a world but seeing another.  Media is that powerful.

 

 A favorite film from long ago, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1946, was “The Best Years of Our Lives.” 

 

 It is the story of an American soldier returning from the Second World War.   His son walks up to him, “Pop (this was 1940′s vernacular for “father”) you must have seen alot.”

 

 His father, played by actor Frederick March, replies, “I saw nothing but what was ten feet in front of me.  You know more of the war than I do, much more.”

 

 In a life that can be leaving an air conditioned house for an air conditioned car for an air conditioned store and then reversing the order, occasionally varying “store” for “restaurant” and adding “gas station” once a week, reality is seldom any more than the “10 feet in front of you” described by Frederic March.

 

 Reality, such as it is anymore, is the mythology of interpretation, Orwellian for sure, based on our trust in those who own and control this reality to value truth above all things.

 

 But we all know that not to be true…..

 

 The Anti-Defamation League will put a page on the internet calling me an “Antisemite” for writing this.  White supremacist websites will attack me for sounding too “Jewish.”

 

 I will still recommend Atzmon’s book, mostly to Jewish friends who are trying so hard to understand the world around them. 

 

 A year ago, Atzmon’s message made him an outcast inside Israel.  Today, in Israel as across the Arab world as well, everything is being challenged.  Not everyone in Israel thinks like Atzmon.  But, unlike a year ago, hundreds of thousands are protesting, asking questions and seeking answers.  This is a generation that knows loss but doesn’t understand what they lost.

 

 America has one much like it.

 

 For them, for the young Israeli’s who want their history back, who want to know why mom and dad allowed them to be lied to for so long, Atzmon’s book may be the right thing.  Best of all, it is human, it contains no message of hate and Atzmon can write.

 

 For me, all I ask for is to be attacked for writing this.  That will be the affirmation of my own humanity, proof of my own worth.  Unless attacked by those who are genuinely evil, I feel empty.  Gilad Atzmon and I share this.  We welcome even more “onboard.”

 

 

Gordon Duff,  Senior Editor       www.veteranstoday.com

 

 

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53 Responses to "“The Wandering Who” Gilad Atzmon’s Look At the Darkness Behind “Seinfeld”"

  1. Louise  October 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Powerful article, thanks for writing it Gordon.

    I tend to have the same mentality when it comes to the Catholic Church, I know all of it faults but I still think of myself as a Christian.

  2. LanceThruster  September 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Gilad and Gordon practice what Lennon (John) cried out for ~

    “All I want is the truth
    Just gimme some truth”

    Even in the cyber-world of tenuous associations, I consider both men friends and mentors.

  3. James  September 29, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Gordon
    For me Atzmon is just another charlatan looking for some fame………

    As i have read some of his views…. the guy came to the conclusion first and then started to write in order to justify his conclusion and once figured it pushes some attention from the “far left” he just surfs on the wave,

    In case Uri Avneri would write about his book, I would say, well at list this guy deserves some attention, as they both come from completely another background.

    Avneri fights for peace and justice and a future in this region, Atzmon want Israel gone.

    • Jim W. Dean  September 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

      James, He’s a world famous sax player. He lives in London. He travels the world.

      And he is ‘looking’ for fame? ….having to deal with these A-holes???

      You’ve got something else going on guy. Nobody’s that stupid.

  4. Mike Kay  September 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I don’t know anything about identity beyond being who I am. Never thought much about background-my family always told me that we were Americans first, and Americans last. Hell, didn’t even know my ethnicity until recently.

    I like the humor by Ms. Menon. There is something American about it-courage, taking down the bullies, and bringing a sense of justice to life.

    If anything comes out of any of this, let it be truth telling, taking down the bullies, and bringing justice to life.

  5. ProtectUSA1st  September 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    __Thank you, Mr. Atzmons, unless the World Wake-Up soon like you, I believe strongly, WWIII will start because of Israel.

    __Those of you who are Patriot-Americans, NOT Those…USA-Citizens-In-Name-Only (USA-CINO), please make USA an informed-nation, by informing yourselves, and educate those who are ill-informed.

    __Israel, for “your own good, if not for the world” (STOP) playing your “victim card/anti-Semite” your atrocity, ethnic cleansing, paranoia, brainwashing the western citizens with your propaganda, and AIPAC the Israeli-American Zionist (the political-wing of Judaism) buying the USA Congress & USA Admin.

    __Israel wants its ethnicity to be “Semite”, which is OK, but Israel knows “Semite” include the people in the Middle-East, the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa and some countries in Southeast-Asia and beyond.

    __Therefore, Israel has to STOP this non-sense propaganda of “anti-Semite”, and wasting USA Citizens’ tax dollars by going to universities to “Study Semitism” even though, the professors of the universities are against this non-sense.

    __What’s even more strange is that in the USA the ONLY group of people out of over 310 million, that uses it’s religion as the country of origin, are the (Israeli-Americans) AKA (Jewish-Americans), unlike Irish-Americans, Spanish-Americans, German-Americans, etc.

    Israeli renowned author Yoram Kaniuk asks court to cancel his “Jewish” Status
    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israeli-author-yoram-kaniuk-asks-court-to-cancel-his-jewish-status-1.361720

    __The brainwasher and the profiteers “USA Evangelists Priests,” who know very well that “Judaism & Christian Religions” have no connection whatsoever, since Judaism does not even consider “Jesus Christ” as the “Son of God” rather simply as a man, have been manipulating the Christians, and making them dumb by trying to connect the two religions.

    Evicting “Christians” from Jerusalem’s “Jewish” Quarter
    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/state-company-trying-to-evict-evangelical-christian-from-jerusalem-s-jewish-quarter-1.348005

    Rabbi that supported book which justifies killing “Non-Jews AKA Gentiles”
    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/police-issue-arrest-warrant-for-rabbi-that-supported-book-which-justifies-killing-non-jews-1.341904

    Eric Cantor (R-VA-7), an Israeli-American, The #1 Israeli Agent in Congress, said a few months ago; on TheHills.Com, “We are borrowing money from China to give loans to certain (AMERICAN) homeowners.”

    But it’s OK for Eric Cantor (R-VA-7), “that we borrow money from China to give 10-BILLION OF OUR TAX DOLLARS EVERY YEAR, to (Israel), while our people are homeless and some done even have food to feed their children.

    Eric Cantor (R-VA-7) announced that “any funds directed towards hurricane Irene relief efforts will have to be balanced out by cuts elsewhere”.
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/eric-cantor-hurricane-relief-spending-means-cuts-need-to-happen-elsewhere/

    NJ Gov. Chris Christie (R) joined calls for immediate increases to the FEMA disaster
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/179157-christie-slams-calls-to-offset-irene-disaster-aid

    Pentagon in Charge of Aid to Israel?

    Eric Cantor explains that taking Israel out of the State Department’s annual budget will allow the US to continue protecting aid given to Israel.
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/10/28/pentagon-in-charge-of-aid-to-israel/

    Well, it looks the over 10 billion USA charities a year in cash, and defense contracts to Israel was not enough, so they want 20 billion additional in security aid.

    Israel may ask U.S. for $20 billion more in aid, Israel Defense Minister Barak says.
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/israel-may-ask-u-s-for-20-billion-more-in-security-aid-barak-says-1.347866

    __The Cost of Israel to the USA. In the Past (10) years, American taxpayers have given Israel approximately $200,000 per family of five.

    __This costs us even more, not to mention the “Additional billion we give to countries because of Israel”: USA aid to Israel is given in a lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year. Since the USA is operating at a deficit, this means that we borrow the money, give it to Israel, and then pay interest on it long after it is gone. Israel, on the other hand, makes interest from it.
    http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/costs

    __Even though, the father of the would-be-Christmas-Bomber informed USA embassy, the Israeli security firm in Amsterdam is the one that let slip through the USA 2009 Christmas would-be plane bomber (with no round-trip and a ticket bought with cash).

    __The firm was established in 1982 by “former members of Shin Bet and Mossad (our FBI & CIA) of El Al security” providing security services to airports in 11 countries including France, Britain, Spain, Hungary, Romania and Russia. How could a small firm managed to get this huge business? Blackmail.

    __Israeli-firm-blasted-for-letting-USA would-be-plane-bomber-slip-through
    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israeli-firm-blasted-for-letting-would-be-plane-bomber-slip-through-1.261107

    __Congress & the USA Admin. who are the in pocket of AIPAC, it’s Israel–1st–100% & USA–2nd—- (while endangering our citizens here like 9/11, and our troops overseas.

    __After they managed to have downgraded the credit rating of the USA to AA+ from AAA, at the same time millions of our citizens are homeless, and not even have food to feed their children, instead of listening to their constitutes concerns, and find some kind of solution, the so called “USA” Congress were in Israel to ask what more they could do to “Their Master-Israel.”

    81 US Lawmakers Vacation In Israel
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/08/21/need-a-vacation-aipac-pays-for-81-us-lawmakers-vacation-in-israel/

    AIPAC top money goes to Hoyer (D-MD) & Cantor (R-VA):
    http://maplight.org/us-congress/interest/J5100/view/all

    The Israel Shepherd Hotel project funder Irving Moskowitz is a key donor to Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, (R) FL-18 District, and who is (Cuban-American).
    http://topics.dallasnews.com/article/0dhAeAP860bir

    Rep. Ros-Lehtinen,. Urge Fed. Funding for Home Care, ONLY to Israel Shoah
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/08/08/congresswomen-urge-federal-funding-for-homecare-of-shoah-survivors-in-us/

    __How could the western public know the truth about Israel, when “Israeli-British, Israeli-Americans, Israeli-French, etc.” control the media in addition, Financial Institutions, Courts, and of course USA Congress, and the reporters who tell the truth end up losing their jobs?

    The LA Times columnist Joel Stein article -shows who owns USA Media http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-stein19-2008dec19,0,4676183.column

    Zionist Washington Ensuring End of America–This is dangerous to USA
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/06/07/zionist-washington-ensuring-the-end-of-america/

    Dear U.S. Jews, please don’t let Netanyahu deceive you
    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/dear-u-s-jews-please-don-t-let-netanyahu-deceive-you-1.385241

    Livni: Israel’s diplomatic stupidity is pushing the USA into a corner
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/livni-israel-s-diplomatic-stupidity-is-pushing-the-u-s-into-a-corner-1.385368

    Israel’s PR victory shames news broadcasters
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/31/israel-pr-victory-images-war

  6. 60sstreetpunk  September 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Nice article.
    I read each chapter in Atzmon’s book many times so I have a good understanding of what he says.

    Maybe I was asleep in 50s,60s but I remember that so many people of “Jewish background”, eg.basketball coaches- Red Auerbach (Celtics), Abe Saperstein (Globetrotters) and many other Jewish coaches that brought major basketball to fruition, didn’t care about “Jewishness”.

    There were many enthusiastic and talented people of Jewish origin who blended right into America and excelled in music, music production, and so many other things. It seems to me that being themselves and working hard for their dreams and goals was more important than identifying with a nationality. But I would not know what on behind the scenes.

    It was an American of “Jewish” ancestry who looked after me in USMC. This Marine was older than me by four years- he was American first. Except to crack jokes on anyone, nationalities were not important.

    And then we got ADL, etc.

  7. AL  September 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    GD;
    The photo of Nam, in the article, is very poignant and says so much of what we Vets experienced there. Both on Boots On The Ground and BlueWater. War for those in control was Nine to Five but for us it was 24/7.
    Two tours taught me allot about life but the realization was the biopsy. The governmental lies carry on.

    • Gordon Duff  September 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      i did a couple of rolls of 126 while in Vietnam. They had to be mailed to the US, signed off on, just to be developed.

      some took thousands of 35mm…..i wonder where they are now?

  8. AL  September 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    To GD and all:
    The real attitude of an open mind is one of openness to all understanding, but that openness will only happen when the “walls of limitation” which were founded upon the prejudges instilled by your forefathers in broken down. This epiphany happens only when the individual experiences a cultural enlightenment to shock the mind and “breakdown the walls” built upon only one source of information.

    Mine happened when I left my father and was flown overseas (paid for by the US Navy) to another country. I was so put off by the appearance of filth, dirt and lower standards of living, I would not leave the US base I was transit at.

    After a week I flew to another country, nearer but oh so much more remote and under developed that I witnessed poverty of the citizens that crashed MY concepts of life. I was able to clear my mind of any preconceived notion about the world in which we live. I then began to accept information about any human I met and have met since, with an open mind devoid of any preconceptions that I had grown up with.

    Since this experience, I have continued to travel the world and have communicated with any person I have met. I am monolingual, but I have been able understand any other human when I needed to. The information we all need to know is there when we need it, especially when we, as individuals, do not threaten each other.
    With that being said, the following is a true guide to, as I live it, exist is this world:

    “We like to share cultures. All are similar and unique in ways to be experienced, but sharing each with other’s brings understanding . . . then comes compassion . . . then comes acceptance and with that comes the knowledge of love for each other. Please join in this learning experience and learn the LOVE.”

    This was a statement to introduce an event about the Hawaiian Culture of “Talking Store” or how culture is pasted to the next generations.

    I like to use this cultural pass time as an example of what was pasted from parents to children, how the experiences influence the future. Some how this was lost during the generational migration of several ethnic cultures we see today in this shrinking world we now know. I personally see visions of the past that my cultural heritage can’t see. These memories are enforced by realizations that, within my immediate family, all of the first born males have died before they procreated. That’s happened for generations. So, do I carry the wrongs of a previous culture? No, through the opening of my mind I have dropped the yoke that hinders others and moved to a path of “Love any culture, people and the world”.

    Bigots will be Bigots, till they accept change in their lives. But only then will they change. The reinforcement of change will happen, but it can and always will, even when it is negative change. The only way to pursue positive change is to lay down the threats and weapons. Began a dialogue of openness and love. Drop any connection to ideology and just accept each other as who we are. A common people.

    ” To have a negative attitude toward others is to “spin in and die”, as an individual, as a culture and as a nation.
    We, as people, as a group, as a culture, Must Move Forward.”

  9. Tom Valentine  September 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Douglas Reed, closed out the detailed world history and the threat of “Destructive “Talmudism with this line:

    “I believe the Jews of the world are equally beginning to see the error of revolutionary Zionism, the twin of the other destructive movement, and, as this century ends, will decide to seek involvement in mankind.”

    • Debbie Menon  September 29, 2011 at 2:35 am

      Yes Tom.

      In this context, The Controversy of Zion By: Douglas Reed is significant of the powers of Zionism that Douglas Reed was destroyed by their attacks and his career as a journalist was brought to an end because of the things he wrote; and it took twenty years before a publisher would touch this book. It still does not get wide distribution, is not well known, and Googling Douglas Reed does not show up much more than diatribe and condemnation of him as an avid anti-Semite, the usual and most effective Zionist counterattack!

      He seems to have called it like it was, and provided sufficient reference and attribution to back his words. You will note that the attacks which took him down, and disenfranchised him, did not respond to his work, but only attacked the person, by innuendo and name-calling. The same tactic used most recently on Jimmy Carter. ( Former President of the United States: James Earl Carter) and other Noble Peace laureates that dare defend the Palestinian peoples struggle for Freedom in their Homeland.

  10. Joe Ortiz  September 27, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Gordon:

    In my effort to bring greater truth to the masses (especially to evangelical Christians ) as it relates the Zionist phenomenon, I have been ostracized, vilified and condemned as a heretic by most American Christians, which has caused me much pain by those who have actually been ordered by God to love one another. I’ve been searching for a way to phrase my deep feelings about this and found your closing statement in your review of Gilad Atzmon’s ever so descriptive:

    “For me, all I ask for is to be attacked for writing this. That will be the affirmation of my own humanity, proof of my own worth. Unless attacked by those who are genuinely evil, I feel empty.”

    Joe Ortiz, author
    The End Times Passover (Author House)
    Why Christians Will Suffer Great Tribulation (Author House)
    Saved? What Do You Mean Saved? (GBM Books)

  11. OS  September 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Gordon,

    Some what off topic, but do you know anyone who has filed legal action against the FBI? Specially a branch located in South Carolina, for criminal negligence and wrongful endangerment. For eight years a person in (SC) and colleagues has broken into my emails and computers, and continues to commit crimes against me. They have basically taken over all my communications. Two agents at this FBI branch are completely aware of this activity, but will not intercede. They have known about the criminal activity for more then eight years now, I know them, and have communicated with them, and sent evidence as well. They will not respond or investigate because they know who is performing this activity. And they do not wish to get involved….

    Any recommendations or good veteran attorneys?

  12. Snarf  September 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I prefer TN’s no.1 cash crop to the drink, but I’ll take my information unadulterated, glad you love TN

    • Jim W. Dean  September 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      I remember back when Jack Daniels helped scoring with a date. I am still not sure whether being able to afford it impressed them, or the letting ‘them’ have some.

      Grain alcohol (180 proof) was the low budget version. I was shocked that they actually sold it in North Carolina State controlled liquor stores. You have to drink it with juice to get it down.

      The only problem was the ‘out of body experience’ that came with it. And then having to introduce yourself to your date the next morning, hoping she would tell you her name so you wouldn’t have to ask. Ah…true confessions. Thank you Lord for letting me live.

      I still blame grain alcohol for my spelling difficulties…but nobody believes me :-)

    • Debbie Menon  September 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Ah ha, so now we know who the culprit is!

      This was forwarded by a friend from one of his joking sources.

      It is intended as a joke, but in its few words this little story contains just about all the wisdom one needs to live a long, successful and peaceful life.

      Don’t mess with ol’ men!

      An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading a tired old mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat. He walked up to the saloon and tied his mule to the hitch rail.

      As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

      The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, “Hey old man, have you ever danced?”

      The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, “No, I never did dance… never really wanted to.”

      A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, “Well, you old fool, you’re gonna’ dance now,! ” and started shooting at the old man’s feet.

      The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied.

      When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon. The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers. The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

      The crowd stopped laughing immediately. The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly. The silence was almost deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels.

      The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man’s hands, as he quietly said, “Son, have you ever kissed a mule’s ass?”

      The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, “No sir ….. but… I’ve always wanted to.”

      There are a few lessons for us all here:

      Never be arrogant.
      Don’t waste ammunition.
      Whiskey makes you think you’re smarter than you are.
      Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
      Don’t mess with old men, they didn’t get old by being stupid.

    • JS  September 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Jack Daniels saved lives and sanity after Hurricane Hugo devastated the island of St. Croix in 1989. NP2CM had a case of Jack Daniels which was carefully rationed for his refugees, ham radio, and someone standing guard at the front door with a rifle 24/7. Although I don’t like the stuff myself, I have respect for JD as treatment. But I might be persuaded into some decent Irish coffee when it’s 40 degrees below zero outside.

  13. Snarf  September 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    tell me more about Murfreesboro, you mean the local yokals didn’t torch that construction equipment?

    • Gordon Duff  September 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      is that how you spell it? I do so love tennessee….though they spell whiskey wrong.
      g

    • Jim W. Dean  September 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      Oh God….don’t get Gordon started on malt whiskeys. You will feel underprivleged and want to have a garage sale so you can affort to buy one good one !! :-)

      And then your neigbosr will want to share (ah…yours with them). You will say ‘get outta here!!’…and they will not speak to you for a year.

      And all the relatives that you never see often will suddenly start showing up hoping that you might have gotten a case.

    • DaveE  September 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      I live in Nashville part of the year and can attest to them boys’ expertise in their indigenous craft!

    • DaveE  September 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      It’s in their blood, even when they’re sober!

  14. MMcmillan  September 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    The “anti-semite” or “self-hating jew” attacks are worthless. Just read any comment sections in Wall Street Journal, Fox News, JPost, Jewish Daily Forward, etc. If any other race, religion members people of certain sexual orientation or sexes would say 10% of what the Jews say about anyone that disagrees with them, it will be national news. Jews have become some of the most racist people on earth. I invite anyone to compare those comments to even major white christian sites or al jazeera, etc. you will see very seldom any attacks on the religion itself, the particular god someone worships or the personal attacks. Most of the attacks in other publications are against the apartheid regime or the negative impact of AIPAC on America.
    If I am wrong, please prove me wrong

    • DaveE  September 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Their panic and brazenness is in direct proportion to the magnitude of their scam(s). That is to say, HUGE.

  15. Joe in San Francisco  September 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Like Gordon, I grew up in a mixed cultural city, but perhaps 10 years earlier. We were 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation Poles in the largest Polish city outside of Poland. Chicago in the 40s & 50s had that same feel Gordon describes, of meeting with the extended family at one of the grandparents’ homes or flats, of sitting around plates of food, glasses of beer and shot-glasses of whiskey, listening to the adults tackle the problems of the world in two languages. And on the fringes of the big Polish ghetto were the other groups — Italians, Irish, et al — no doubt doing exactly the same, while also keeping an eye out to make certain none of those Polacks snuck into their neighborhoods, except to go to Mass on Sunday or buy ethnic food afterward. I can still taste that Italian sausage & BBQ beef!

    • Jim W. Dean  September 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      Joe, Amazing how food can break down cultural barriers. It was amazing when I lived in New York City for a while who a particular ethnic group would have a surge in population suddenly…Saint Pats Day of course, and then the San Genaro festival.

      Missed the Polish festival down here in the South…but they are starting to appear. I’m half Polish, but Brzezinki still won’t send me an Xmas card.

      FYI, here is the Katyn Forest piece I did earlier in the year:

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/04/11/the-katyn-forest-massacre-a-revisionist-history-rosetta-stone/

    • Joe in San Francisco  September 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      Thank for the link, Jim … I think. I believed I had a strong stomach but that movie really hit me hard. I’m 100% Polish & can trace at least my mother’s side to 1750’s Poland. I still have relatives living there, the only bloodline of my great-grandfather whose children all came to America at the turn of the 20th century, except for one son who stayed behind. I will send Roman — who is my Polish equivalent — the link to your sad but informative article. After discovering Veterans Today only a few weeks ago, I keep learning much more about world politics and life’s cruelty than I ever thought possible. I don’t know how people who are party to such incidents can go about their lives normally: it must take a certain kind of “monster” gene in one’s DNA. I only hope we’re all around long enough to see our own country’s shameful secrets purged just like the Katyn incident, and the quicker the better.

  16. Jim Morgan  September 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Gordon et al,

    So you must know of Dr. Shlomo Sand’s book called “The Invention of the Jewish People”. A wonderful book of great scholarship and historical perspective recently available in English. He and Mr. Aztmon are both on the same page, but Sand’s book will sum it all up.

    • Derek  September 27, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Gilad has written extensively about that book on his blog.

    • Gilad Atzmon  September 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      actually TWW deals extensively with Sand.. In fact, i try to take Sand’s work further. I say, fine, they invent their history, but I then ask, why do they invent their history, what is their cultural DNA?

  17. Skulz Fontaine  September 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Well said Mr. Duff. I’ve never met Mr. Atzmon but I’d certainly like to. Dude can play that sax for sure.

    • Jim W. Dean  September 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Skulz….With your name you sure as hell could be a Sax man. You might consider renting it out !!! :-)

  18. Gilad Atzmon  September 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Hello Gordon..
    Just read it.. very interesting read and also humane.
    There maybe a few points I have to think about, I do not have answers yet.
    In the book and in my writing I avoid any reference to Jews as people. I focus of the philosophy, ideology, culture and so on. I guess that some Jews and also a few Marxists are indeed threatened by the text. It is the total opposite of pragmatic and materialist thinking.

    By the way, until now, all the reviews were pretty amazing, totally supportive. The ‘bad publicity’ seems to come out of a few Zionist outlets who clearly didn’t read the book but quote sentences out of context.

    Judging by sale numbers, it is totally counter effective. It only pulls readers in…They maybe in a limbo.. If they were as clever as they pretend to be, they would have kept silent about it all.
    peace G

    • Gordon Duff  September 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Gil
      The US market, and the generation of American Jews from my own childhood are something very different than the Israeli experience.
      If anything, richer.

      There is no question about the book, a good read. The issue I address is that political groups have assigned people to attack positive reviewers.

      I am not dismayed, hardly. The more of a threat you seem, the more of a threat to the things we all hate, the more you matter.

      We all have so much to do. Your book is part of it.
      g

    • Charlotte NC Bill  September 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      I’m buying it….I’ve liked this guy “right from hello”, I responded to a great column he wrote and, to my surprise, he e-mld me fm his phone….let me get my debit card and…

    • Gilad Atzmon  September 27, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      Clever move:) I in fact bought 1000 copies myself. Trying to get rid of some:)

    • Debbie  September 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      Well said, Gordon.

      Gilad has been spot on on all respects! As was Henry Ford who, when charged with anti-Semitism by referring to the Protocols, said, “Forgeries or not, they sure describe history as it is happening!”

      As for dealing with Foxman, Dershowitz, and his ilk in America, there is a Federal crime in the US called “treason,” which is defined as “giving aid and support to the enemy.” All it requires is that the enemy be defined and identified.

      In recent years there are people taking names, along with dates and places, and their ass-kicking day in court will come sooner rather than later.

      This is America, where they can be depended upon to do the right thing, after having tried all else and failed!

      I have not had a chance to read Gilad’s book yet, I think I might have already read most of what Gilad Atzmon has to say over the years, but he is finally becoming a credible reference figure lately, and might provide some good references some day. His book has received endorsements and reviews from most of my favorite people listed below. Good for him.

      Endorsements:

      ‘Gilad Atzmon has written an absorbing and moving account of his journey from hard core Israeli nationalist to a de-Zionized patriot of humanity and passionate advocate of justice for the Palestinian people. It is a transformative story told with unflinching integrity that all (especially Jews) who care about real peace, as well as their own identity, should not only read, but reflect upon and discuss widely.’
      Professor Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University, author of over 20 books, and UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestinian Territories.
      ==

      ‘Gilad Atzmon has written a fascinating and provocative book on Jewish identity in the modern world. He shows how assimilation and liberalism are making it increasingly difficult for Jews in the Diaspora to maintain a powerful sense of their ‘Jewishness.’ Panicked Jewish leaders, he argues, have turned to Zionism (blind loyalty to Israel) and scaremongering (the threat of another Holocaust) to keep the tribe united and distinct from the surrounding goyim. As Atzmon’s own case demonstrates, this strategy is not working and is causing many Jews great anguish. The Wandering Who? should be widely read by Jews and non-Jews alike.’
      John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago

      ==

      ‘Gilad Atzmon’s book, The Wandering Who? is as witty and thought provoking as its title. But it is also an important book, presenting conclusions about Jews, Jewishness and Judaism which some will find shocking but which are essential to an understanding of Jewish identity politics and the role they play on the world stage.’
      Karl Sabbagh is a journalist, television producer and the author of several books including A Rum Affair, Power Into Art, Dr Riemann’s Zeros and Palestine: A Personal History. He is currently the publisher of Hesperus Press

      ==

      ‘Gilad Atzmon‘s The Wandering Who? is a series of brilliant illuminations and critical reflections on Jewish ethnocentrism and the hypocrisy of those who speak in the name of universal values and act tribal. Relying on autobiographical and existential experiences, as well as intimate observations of everyday life, both informed by profound psychological insights, Atzmon does what many critics of Israel fail to do; he uncovers the links between Jewish identity politics in the Diaspora with their ardent support for the oppressive policies of the Israeli state.

      Atzmon provides deep insights into “neo-ghetto” politics. He has the courage – so profoundly lacking among western intellectuals – to speak truth to the power of highly placed and affluent Zionists who shape the agendas of war and peace in the English-speaking world. With wit and imagination, Atzmon’s passionate confrontation with neo-conservative power grabbers and liberal yea sayers sets this book apart for its original understanding of the dangers of closed minds with hands on the levers of power.

      This book is more than a “study of Jewish identity politics” insofar as we are dealing with a matrix of power that affects all who cherish self-determination and personal freedom in the face of imperial and colonial dictates.’

      Professor James Petras, Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York, author of more than 62 books including The Power of Israel in the United States.
      ‘Atzmon’s insight into the organism created by the Zionist movement is explosive. The Wandering Who? tears the veil off of Israel’s apparent civility, its apparent friendship with the United States, and its expressed solicitude for Western powers, exposing beneath the assassin ready to slay any and all that interfere with its tribal focused ends.’

      ==

      ‘Atzmon’s insight into the organism created by the Zionist movement is explosive. The Wandering Who? tears the veil off of Israel’s apparent civility, its apparent friendship with the United States, and its expressed solicitude for Western powers, exposing beneath the assassin ready to slay any and all that interfere with its tribal focused ends.’

      Professor William A. Cook, Professor of English at the University of La Verne in southern California, and author of The Rape Of Palestine.

      ==

      ‘The Wandering Who? features Gilad Atzmon at his delightful and insightful best: engaging, provocative and persuasive.’
      Jeff Gates, author of Guilt By Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War

      ==

      ‘The Wandering Who? is a pioneering work that deserves to be read and Gilad Atzmon is brave to write this book!’

      Dr. Samir Abed-Rabbo, author and Professor Emeritus in the field of international law. He is director of the Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies in Brattleboro, Vermont and the former Dean of The Jerusalem School for Law and Diplomacy.
      ==

      “…assimilation and liberalism are making it increasingly difficult for Jews in the Diaspora to maintain a powerful sense of their ‘Jewishness.’ Panicked Jewish leaders, he argues, have turned to Zionism (blind loyalty to Israel) and scaremongering (the threat of another Holocaust) to keep the tribe united and distinct from the surrounding goyim.”

      Could prof. John J. Mearsheimer have struck a sensitive chord here, which has got their back up?

      I have often wondered why Israeli foreign policy, particularly toward Palestine, seems to be deliberately counter-productive in nature, and in many cases almost destructive of their stated objectives of “creating a home for the ‘homeless’ Jewish people.

      Published Reviews:

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/04/book-review-the-wandering-who/
      by Paul J Balles

      http://mycatbirdseat.com/2011/09/william-cook-a-review-of-the-wandering-who/
      by William A. Cook

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/24/eric-walberg-atzmon-on-jewishness-jezebels-legacy/
      by Eric Walberg

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/09/16/william-t-hathaway-the-last-jewish-prophet/
      William T. Hathaway: The Last Jewish Prophet

    • Gilad Atzmon  September 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Hello Debbie. I think that you are totally right here. “giving aid and support to the enemy” is the crux of the matter. And even if the enemy is yet to be defined. It is beyond doubt that foreign interests are served here…

    • Gilad Atzmon  September 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      Tx so much again.. I guess that they will have to read it eventually…

      The Zionist stooge who attacked me in the Guardian (Andy Newman) on Monday, admitted yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon that he actually received the book that morning, one day after his piece was published. He actually found it an interesting read. We are dealing with a new level of lameness :)

      Unlike the Jewish blog sphere, a sticky gossipy universe with zero intellectual integrity, I think that we succeeding in establishing a new level of truth seeking driven by poetic enthusiasm … this is our war, and we will win!

  19. GohBokhor  September 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Dismayed at one time because I was added to a list of anti-Semites online based on my posts complaining about Israeli criminality and the evidenced atrocities they commit, I relayed my sentiment to several credible and outspoken Jewish mentors who have their values and sense of morals about them. They told me to wear the mark like a badge – that I had “truly made it”. I think we all think this way now, since the label pretty much means that you are a truth teller, a keeper of peace, and someone who doesn’t suck at Israel’s teet when Israel is an evildoer.

    I am sure most people, including Gordon and Gilad, have seen the documentary, “Defamation”, by Israeli-Jewish filmmaker Yoav Shamir. In that film, the heads of ADL’s Western chapters (I believe in California) candidly and shockingly admit on camera, that the ADL exploits the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism. This is an admission by the leaders of the ADL, clear and unequivocal, on film, with the added request by the leaders that the filmmaker winkingly not air anything being taped. I guess a little Manischevitz gets the truth flowing. Here’s the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJo7LhSPJaY – Go see the movie.

    Just those 30 seconds of the film alone makes everyone’s case loud and clear. Once the ADL pressure machine is stopped, the shield is broken, and so is the stifling of truth.

  20. Truth Seeker  September 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Why do certain humans feel the need to control other humans? Isn’t that what it all boils down to? At any cost as long as the end justifies the means…. (What a King might say to justify his actions.)

    Why can’t people seek out their own sovereignty or pursuits as they see fit as long as it does not harm any other in their pursuits?

    What would a world look like if we cooperated instead of competed, if we negotiated in fairness in open forums for all to see, instead of behinds closed doors in secrecy?

    Every human being wants the same basic things, but we are so focused on the subtle differences instead of numerous commonalities.

    There are two potential futures emerging and we will be forced to make a choice. Will it be the Orwellian One World Order controlled by the International Bankers and Intellectual Elite (David Rockefeller quote) or a new one that decides that endless wars, propaganda and tyrannical behavior is to any God child’s playground semantics that need to one day be left behind.

    • adeUK  September 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Exactly … I figure there must be a megalomaniac gene that most of us don’t posses

    • Niall  September 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      Yes, this is precisely correct. 6% of the world’s population are psychopaths. They are what foremost expert on psychopathology Dr Robert Hare describes as man’s natural ‘intra-species predator’. Of that 6% a small minority are born that way. Although their numbers are small, their effects on the normal population in all societies is incalculably enormous. Google fishhead, a documentary which outlines the problem quite well, and Political Ponerology, a book that explains in riveting detail what happens when psychopaths rise to the top and dominate their host.

  21. Derek  September 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

    The contrary to all men uncivilized slanderous vile ad hominen attacks used to offend me now they are actually scared of me and do not even reply to my facts – they are just pitiful little cretins in my eyes.

  22. Derek  September 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

    “See, I like Gilad Atzmon. To me he is like a child any parent would be proud of. He has a conscience. ”

    That line says it all for me. A humble caring soul is he.

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