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Dispute in England


The bottom line of the dispute in England is positive: though the Jewish alliance keeps the whole spectrum from Daily Telegraph to Lenin’s Tomb, they lost Counterpunch and Antiwar, and are retreating into their reservation. Our friends Gilad Atzmon, Paul Eisen and Mary Rizzo are the shining stars of the battle, and they are doing good by defeating the adversary.


Here are some salient pieces of the dispute:  or

Israel Shamir is the spider at the centre of the small, but growing, group of people who believe that anti-Semitism can somehow of be assistance in the development of a Palestine solidarity campaign. Believed to be a Russian-Swedish fascist Adam Ermash living in Israel, he openly denies that there was a Holocaust of European Jews, and argues that that Auschwitz was merely a labour camp, that there is substance to the medieval blood libel and that the Palestine solidarity movement should align itself with white supremacist and far-right organisations and individuals. To which end Shamir hasn’t hesitated to speak on the same platforms as David Duke, the ex-KKK leader, at a Kiev Conference on ‘anti-Zionism’ last year, and to praise Horst Mahler of the German NPD. Other luminaries in this group include Paul Eisen, British Director of Deir Yassin Remembered, whose article ‘Holocaust Wars’ features on Shamir’s web site. It is a fulsome tribute to Holocaust Denier, Ernst Zundel. It is an article which Atzmon has described as ‘a great text’ – something he has never withdrawn.

[The dispute witnessed full integration of antizionist Jews with Zionist fanatics. Every attack by these antizionists is presented on a blog of together with denial of Deir Yassin atrocity and with general denigration of Palestinians. This integration is never discussed – as opposed to our items being reproduced on nationalist sites which are endlessly discussed. ]


One Hundred Years of Jewish Solitude


If we take the necessary step and re-define Zionism as a modern form of Jewish activism which aims at halting assimilation, we can then re-asses the entire Jewish tribal political activity as an internal debate within a diverse Zionist political movement. We should then regard the colonizing of Palestine as not more than just one single face of Zionism.  In fact, Jewish Socialism fits very nicely into the Zionist project. Being an integral part of the Zionist network, it is concerned with the future of the Jewish secular tribe, it is there to collect the lost souls amongst the Jewish leftists and it brings them back to Blooms.

The 3rd Category and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement

Gilad Atzmon

Anyhow, those Jewish leftists fail as well to fit into the 2nd category. They do not regard themselves as ordinary humanists who happen to be of Jewish descent. If they were, they would simply join the Palestinian Solidarity movement like other Jews who prefer to act mainly as humanists. But then, rather than joining the Solidarity Campaign, they form some exclusive political cells that allow them to operate under the Jewish banner.


What is wrong with these people?

By: Paul Eisen


The piece "Countering the Counterpuncher Atzmon" by Jewish activists Tony Greenstein and Roland Rance is primarily an attack on Gilad Atzmon but, as is now obligatory in such pieces somewhere towards the end is the standard reference to “Eisen the Holocaust denier” or “Eisen the racist” etc., etc. I try as best I can to take no notice but then I notice the following:


By Mary Rizzo

It is curious that Mark Elf (an anti-Zionist) doesn’t have a problem with David Hirsh, the Zionist, when Elf is used in attempts to sling mud at Atzmon. For some reason, they probably feel their issues are harmonious, which is indicative of the usefulness of Elf for any Palestinian campaigning. But, he is not a Palestinian campaigner. He does however, allow his other friends who call themselves anti-Zionist Jews to publish their paper on his blog. Tony Greenstein and Roland Rance are upset that Counterpunch didn’t pick up their piece, even though they publish Atzmon quite regularly. Well, they shouldn’t feel too bad, their paper is also up at Ziopedia, and maybe they passed it along to their internet forums, so it is being read.


By Tony Greenstein

Why Palestinian Solidarity Activists Must Reject Anti-Semitism

A Reply to Mary Rizzo’s Who’s Afraid of Gilad Atzmon


Readers of Counterpunch must have been surprised by the heavily personalised attack by Mary Rizzo (June 17th) on someone 99.99% of them have never heard of. Why this venom over a picket of a small meeting in the SWP’s bookshop in London? Unfortunately those reading the article would have been none the wiser.


Today the Zionist movement regularly accuses its opponents of ‘anti-Semitism’. In what is a new phenomenon, there has grown up a small group of people, based around a certain Israel Shamir, who have said ‘yes’ ‘if you call us anti-Semites, then there must be nothing wrong with anti-Semitism’. The phenomenon of a section of the oppressed adopting the ideological framework of the oppressor is nothing new. It is a characteristic of separatist movements, e.g. Louis Farrakhan.


Defaming Pro-Palestinian Jewish Groups: Reply To Atzmon, By: Deborah Maccoby


 Not content with calling the noted anti-Zionist Tony Greenstein and the whole of Jews Against Zionism "undercover Zionist agents", Atzmon, in his "Protocols of the Elders of London" piece, dubbed me "The Queen of the Shtetl".  He awarded me this title because I had been expressing great concern about a  organisation called Deir Yassin Remembered, which has fallen under the influence of the Israeli journalist Israel Shamir, who has been exposed over and over again as a fascist and antisemite. Shamir has joined the Board of Advisers of DYR. Eisen attacks the secular Jewish pro-Palestinian groups for being part of the "Jewish Power" world conspiracy: "this is the key to maintaining Jewish power - if it's indefinable, it's invisible. Like a Stealth Bomber (you can't see it on your radar but you sure know when you've been hit) Jewish power, with its blurred outlines and changing forms, becomes invisible." As Abunimah and Ibish have made clear, it also corrupts the clear moral anti-racist principles of the Palestinian solidarity movement.  So we have, as part of our work, been trying to counter the writings of Shamir, Eisen and Atzmon.

Whereas Shamir and Eisen have been more or less discredited, Gilad Atzmon - presumably because of his musical talent and charisma - still enjoys a strange credibility within the Palestinian solidarity movement, though I don't believe he's nearly as popular as he has claimed he is in hs private emails to me.


Who's Afraid of Gilad Atzmon?


In the UK, Jews Against Zionism can't abide Gilad Atzmon, and they have demanded that the SWP renege his invitation. Tony Greenstein, together with others, has publicised his demands on the forum of Just Peace UK, a mainly, but not exclusively Jewish group. He has put forth an edict that Atzmon is an anti-semite (as well as anyone who supports him), that he is associated with anti-semites (because he, like thousands of others, reads material which Tony does not approve of), and that he is a Holocaust Denier or at the very least, an apologist for



If only hypocrisy was confined to the Right!
By Charlie Pottins
Atzmon maintains link with both Eisen and the curious Russian-born Israeli Israel Shamir, who doubles as a Swedish antisemite, and has recently featured a visit to Zundel on his website. From attacking anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian ...
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Much discussion of Shamir’s bloodline (maybe he is not Jewish???)

Jorgen Jermas, aka "Israel Shamir" is a professional Borat impersonator and racist. Gilad Atzmon is, in turn, a tribute act to "Shamir", whose ideas he circulates, and upon whose head he heaps boundless praise.


Sue Blackwell's pages on Palestine and Israel

The spider in the web is Israel Shamir and what is most dishonest about Rizzo’s article is that not once did he make an appearance in her article. Shamir runs his own web site His web pages are a veritable gold mine of anti-Semitic calumnies. You would have to plumb the depths of the worst neo-Nazi publications to find a defence of the Easter Blood Libel accusation (that Jews slaughtered non-Jewish children to make the Passover bread at Easter). Shamir however disagrees: "The frequent and tendentious use of the horrifying label (together with 'antisemitism' and 'protocols of the Elders of Zion') brought a certain depreciation of its value, but it is still going strong. You can't ever- ever consider that there might be some truth to the Blood Libel, the accusation of ritual murder of children. Or can you?" Another contributor, Joh Domingo, states that "Left wing anti-Fascists have limited appeal." Which might explain why Domingo posts another little gem on the site, White Nationalists - a possible ally?