He says: "We have to admit that Israel is the ultimate evil rather than Nazi Germany."
He says: "I would suggest that perhaps we should face it once and for all: the Jews were responsible for the killing of Jesus"
Why is the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign hosting a fundraiser with Gilad Atzmon, entitled not entirely ambiguously "Zionist Control", where he is due both to speak and to play sax?
Does the SPSC no longer care if it pushes open antisemitism? If there are any anti-racists left in the SPSC, Engage calls on them to end this alliance with the antisemite Gilad Atzmon. It is necessary for the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign to think seriously about how it came to host a racist at one of its events. A quiet dumping of Atzmon will not be sufficient. SPSC needs to understand what it is about their world-view that makes them see an antisemite as an ally to Palestinian solidarity.
The SPSC website says
The Lot in Edinburgh 0131 467 5200Jim Denham, Jazz drummer and life-long socialist says in his Open Letter to Atzmon:
BOOK EARLY - TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY
PRE-CONCERT TALK BY GILAD ATZMON
Zionist Control (The Gatekeepers of the Pro-Palestine Discourse)
Listen, question, discuss, - starts promptly at 7pm.
...as a jazz-lover, I have to say that I hate your racism. Jazz is the music of integration, of humanity and equality. Your anti-semitism has no place in our music.For more information on Gilad Atzmon follow these links: Here; Here; Here.