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Drumming up hatred in Birmingham

Tomorrow evening Gilad Atzmon is scheduled to give a talk on Palestine in Birmingham.

The meeting has been organised by members of the University of Birmingham Friends of Palestine Society.

Earlier this month the society got in trouble with the university for the remarks of far left campaigner Mike Prysner at a society meeting.

During his lecture, Mr Prysner said: “Gaza, quite literally, is one massive concentration camp.

“Palestinians are denied rights in Israel like Jews were denied rights in Germany. They’re killed with impunity, they’re massacred with impunity. I think you can very much draw an equal sign between what the Nazis did to the Jews and what is done to the people of Palestine.”

In the end the society issued a statement:

We believe that associating the actions of the Israeli state with the history of Nazi Germany, or its iconography, is neither useful nor respectful to the sensitivities of sections of the student body and are happy to dissociate ourselves from any such comparison.

Yeah, right. Now the society’s members want to hear from Gilad Atzmon. For him, Israel is not to be compared to the Nazis. No, for it is far worse.

Here is the latest version of Atzmon’s vile line, from a far left conference in Germany:

In my speech, I said that as much as ‘universalism’ is a beautiful idea, it is incompatible with Jewish culture, since Jewish culture is tribally oriented. I also told the German Palestinian supporters that as much as ‘peace’ is a beautiful concept, associated as it is with harmony and reconciliation, Shalom, the Hebrew word for peace, is actually interpreted by Israelis as ‘security for the Jews’.

I thought that the supporters of the ‘One State Solution’ should be aware of the complexities that lie ahead.

I also managed to infuriate some, by suggesting that I was against the comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany. Indeed, I believe that from certain ideological perspective, Israel is actually far worse than Nazi Germany, for unlike Nazi Germany, Israel is a democracy and that implies that Israeli citizens are complicit in Israeli atrocities.

This is in fact one of Atzmon’s favourite themes. Here is another example:

To regard Hitler as the ultimate evil is nothing but surrendering to the Zio-centric discourse. To regard Hitler as the wickedest man and the Third Reich as the embodiment of evilness is to let Israel off the hook. To compare Olmert to Hitler is to provide Israel and Olmert with a metaphorical moral shield. It maintains Hitler at the lead and allows Olmert to stay in the tail. We should never compare Israel to Nazi Germany. As far as evilness is concerned, we should now let
Israel take the lead.

For Atzmon, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion reflects reality:

The Protocols is widely considered a forgery. It is a manual for a prospective new member of the “Elders”, describing how they will run the world through control of the media and finance, replacing the traditional social order with one based on mass manipulation. Though the book is considered a hoax by most experts and regarded as a vile anti-Semitic text, it is impossible to ignore its prophetic qualities and its capacity to describe both the century unfolding and the political reality in which we live.

If you want more proof that Atzmon is a disgusting racist, read this pdf file.

A church in Birmingham was the original venue for tomorrow’s event. Wisely and rightly, it backed out after receiving criticism.

If you would like to complain to the new venue about its decision to host a racist who stirs up hatred everywhere he goes, The Drum’s management contact details are here.

Since the venue is publicly funded, you could also contact one of its directors, Councillor Hamilton, on