The Atzmon dossier, continued
This post is only to preserve for the record some material deleted from the Gilad Atzmon wikipedia article.
In 2007 the Swedish Committee Against Anti-Semitism criticized the Swedish Social Democratic Party for inviting Atzmon to speak, saying he had worked to "legitimize the hatred of Jews.” The party defended its choice of speaker. In a 2009 opinion piece for The Guardian, Nick Cohen critizised Atzmon's declaring that "Jewish ideology is driving our planet into a catastrophe" and "the Jewish tribal mindset – left, centre and right – sets Jews aside of humanity". In his blog for The Times, Oliver Kamm charges Atzmon with antisemitism for his article "Truth, History and Integrity" in which Atzmon writes "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."And this is the sentence I inserted afterwards, which may also get deleted eventually.
Others who have criticised Atzmon for his antisemitism include British columnists Oliver Kamm, and Nick Cohen, the founders of the UK Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Trotskyist and Communist periodicals such as the British Weekly Worker and Workers Liberty, and the American Socialist Worker.Relevant footnotes, although numbering likely to be messed up:
- ^ Social Democrats invited known anti-Semite to seminar, The Local, March 23, 2007
- ^ Oliver Kamm, An antisemite's progress, The Times, March 26, 2010.
- ^ Nick Cohen "The unlikely friends of the Holocaust memorial killer", The Observer, June 14, 2009
- ^ Tony Greenstein and Roland Rance Reply to Gilad Atzmon’s ‘What is to be Done?’ What Next? journal
- ^ Tony Greenstein "'Anti-Zionist' holocaust denier" March 10 2011
- ^ George Russell "Why have the SWP invited an anti-semite?" 27 June, 2005
- ^ "[No place for Atzmon at SW.org " socialistworker.org July 15, 2010