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No campus should be a ‘no go’ area for Jews – Jewish News (blog)

Last week, the London School of Economics hosted a talk on the Middle East conflict by Richard Falk.In case you dont know Richard Falks past, he has suggested that Tel Aviv was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.

He endorsed in glowing terms a book by notorious anti-Semite Gilad Atzmon which claimed the Jews were the only people who managed to maintain and sustain a racially orientated, expansionist and genocidal national identity that is not at all different from Nazi ethnic ideology, describing Atzmon as a man whose story was told with unflinching integrity.

He has refused to remove comments left on his blog page saying that the notorious Tsarist forgery,The Protocols of the Elders of Zionwas an uncannily accurate description of what is happening right now. And this is not all.

Falk was strongly condemned by then Prime Minister David Cameron for posting on his blog acartoon showing a dog wearing a kippah and urinating on a statue of justice.

The LSE certainly did know who Richard Falk was and they were also aware of what he had written and endorsed about Jews.

We know this because we sent them a detailed dossier of the anti-Semitism he has uttered or supported.

We sent the same dossier to Middlesex University and to the University of East London, where Falk was also due to speak.

Both those universities were so shocked by what they read that they cancelled the scheduled Falk events. In stark contrast, the LSE decided to offer hospitality to Falk.

It did so knowing the unease and hurt this would cause to Jewish students on campus and the risk of his appearance acting as a magnet for antisemites to attend.

This is exactly what happened Atzmon came and abused Jewish students, telling them to read Holocaust denial literature and informing them that Jews had been expelled from Germany for misbehaving.

Following Falks appearance, the Union of Jewish Students said that the university failed in their duty of care to Jewish students.

I agree.

Jewish students were left feeling unsafe and insecure on their own campus.

These students will have to go lectures this week with the knowledge that those responsible for their education will tolerate anti-Semitism and give a platform to those who whose aim is to promote it.

This is the reason that I recommended that Jewish students should, for the moment, look elsewhere.

The Board of Deputies presidents tweet, suggesting Jewish students shouldnt study at LSE

If a university in this country cannot make its campus a safe place for Jewish students, how could we recommend it as a place for Jewish students to study?

We need to be absolutely clear that there is and should not be any campus which is a no go area for Jews.

However, not only did LSE fail in its duty of care. It made a decision to ignore the concerns put to them by their own students. That is not just negligence. It is a wilful choice to utterly disregard the voice of Jewish students.

I expect to have discussions with the LSE in the near future at which I will put my concerns to them directly.

I will explain to them exactly why Jewish students have been hurt and offended by Falks presence and I would hope that the university would pledge to act on these concerns in the future.

There can be no room for complacency on this matter. If the LSE wishes to be seen as a welcoming place to students of all races and religions it must ban racism from its campus.

This is the minimum we should expect.

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The B.C. hate speech trial that nobody’s heard about – Coast Reporter

With Parliaments anti-Islamophobia motion in the news recently and the country divided over the issue of freedom of speech as it applies to criticizing identifiable groups, its strikingly odd that a real live hate speech trial the first in B.C. in about a decade concluded this month with a controversial sentencing, yet barely a whisper from the media.

CBC did report on the March 13 sentencing of Radical Press publisher Arthur Topham, who was convicted in Quesnel in 2015 on one of two counts of communicating statements that wilfully promoted hatred against Jewish people. Times of Israel also reported on the sentence, running a story under the headline, No jail time for Canadian man convicted of online anti-Semitism. And the Canadian Jewish News also ran a report: Tophams sentence a slap on the wrist: Bnai Brith.

Other than a brief story in the Prince George Citizen, Canadian print media were silent. Even the alternative media, usually all over this sort of thing, ran nothing.

Ryan Bellerose, advocacy coordinator for Bnai Brith Canadas League of Human Rights in Western Canada, found the silent treatment disturbing in light of recent anti-Semitic incidents, according to the Canadian Jewish News article. No one is even talking about [the sentence], Bellerose is quoted as saying. Thats an especially bad message to send in todays climate.

In sentencing the 70-year-old Topham, B.C. Supreme Court Judge Bruce Butler rejected the Crowns request for four months of house arrest, instead giving Topham a six-month conditional sentence, a ban on posting publicly online and a curfew. Topham, who thanked the court for bringing my concerns to the record, had already agreed to shut down the website he started in 1998.

Butler explained his rationale for the relatively lenient sentence.

He does not call for violence. His views were political satire, the judge said of Topham at the hearing. It is not his intent to indirectly incite violence.

Though the jury was not explicit, it appears Tophams single conviction was tied to his 2011 booklet called Israel Must Perish. The judge accepted it as political satire because it was a copy-and-paste version of a thin 1941 book called Germany Must Perish, written by American Jewish businessman Theodore Kaufman, with Topham simply replacing Germany with Israel and Germans with Zionists.

When it was published in the U.S., Kaufmans book received some positive ink from the likes of Time magazine but became notorious in Germany, advocating as it did the mass-sterilization of Germans due to their supposed war-loving nature in other words, for the total elimination of the German people in a humane fashion, which Kaufman estimated would take two generations to achieve. Germany Must Perish stoked fears among Germans that post-war genocide was planned for them and fuelled animosity toward Jews in that country. Hitlers propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, wrote in his diary: Had he written this book for us, he could not have made it any better.

Israeli-born author and musician Gilad Atzmon, who spoke at Tophams trial as an expert for the defence on Jewish identity politics, said Kaufmans book was concealed for seven decades, kept deep under the carpet, because it didnt fit the approved Second World War narrative. It was, in fact, Arthur Topham and his crude satire that brought Kaufmans hateful text to our attention, Atzmon wrote in a 2015 article.

The scant coverage of Tophams sentencing and crime had one very troubling aspect: none of the reports mentioned Kaufmans book.

CBC simply reported, One piece that Topham called satire advocated the forced sterilization of all Jews. Canadian Jewish News: On the racist, anti-Semitic website he founded and on which he posted vitriol before removing the site just last week, Topham wrote that Jews should be forcibly sterilized. Times of Israel wrote, According to Bnai Brith Canada, his site called for Jews to be forcibly sterilized

Its understandable that Bnai Brith, given its mandate, would find Tophams parody indefensible on any grounds and would not want to give one inch to his supposed motivations by even acknowledging them in substance. But for CBC, Canadas public broadcaster, the omission is frightening. It denies the public knowledge of the convicted mans only intelligible defence and renders meaningless the judges arguments.

Pollster Angus Reid reported last week that three in 10 Canadians considered Parliaments anti-Islamophobia motion a threat to Canadians freedom of speech, so its clear that Canadians have strong feelings on the subject. Its probably safe to say that most Canadians would condemn Tophams Israel Must Perish stunt as juvenile, disrespectful and potentially harmful at best, vile at worst more like the work of a hare-brained exhibitionist or an agent provocateur (which Kaufman resembled) than a serious dissident. But after learning the salient facts, how many would have supported criminal prosecution for hate speech? It would be interesting to know the numbers.

Meanwhile, with the public wary of information sources that are either coercive or cowed into silence, the three-in-10 fear of blasphemy laws in the new Canada seems like a reasonable breakdown.

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Leadership in difficult times | Jay Stoll | The Blogs | The Times of Israel – Jewish News (blog)

This week has been a relatively traumatic one, with an afternoon spentin lockdown and the time thereafterspent focusing on the important things in life. So I hope I can be indulged by ending the week with something a bit lighter community politics.

On Tuesday, the President of the Board of Deputies took leave of his senses as he called for Jewish Students to stay clear from one of the worlds finest universities, the London School of Economics.

He did this because a repugnant piece of scum, Richard Falk, was unduly given a platform to spout his repugnant, scummy, nonsense about the Middle East. Worse still, his audience included another repugnant piece of scum, Gilad Atzmon.

Those who suffered the indignity of being ejected for protesting the repugnant scum are entitled to feel aggrieved. Their concerns as Jewish attendees were patently ignored. Not for the first time, LSE has questions to answer in how it has dealt with an event on its premises.

But one would hope that the response of the communitys leadership would be measured and clear in itspursuit of practical remedy.Instead, we were treated to a reaction withall the subtlety and deftness of a Donald Trumptweet. The Presidents proclamation that LSEis not a safe place for Jewish studentsis a white flag if ever there was one. As his electorate, weare left with two possible responses.

First, a daft tweet albeit one that shows a risible lack of belief in the ability of Jewish students to defend their own cause should be ignored.

Those who study at LSE dont do so because of a Hechsher from the Board of Deputies President. They go there because they are going to a world famous institution, second only to Harvard in the latest global rankings. They go thereto fulfil their career ambitions, and they go there for all the benefits a campus life in London has to offer.

The second optionis to hold the President to account. He is the first and last to acknowledge the status his election afforded him, not least when meeting some of the most powerful people in the land.

So when the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews tweets from his official account, he is doing so as the elected leader of the Jewish Communitys only democratically elected body.

That is some office to hold, and with it comes a responsibility that, in this instance, has not been dignified in his chosen use of 140 characters.

Instead, he could have offered full support to the Union of Jewish Students. In a matter of days, they have secured an extremely supportive statement from the LSE Union and a commitment from the University to investigate events.

Jewish students are resilient and fiercely independent. In UJS, they have a unique resource to seek redress in instances they are wronged, and this will be on full display with the annual NUS gathering fast approaching.

I have no doubt that the President agrees as much, so why did he do it?

It seems to be the case that with this President, we are to expect a race-to-comment-first-at-all-costs mentality, with the sensible reflections only arrivinglater. Thismay satisfy a particularly loud constituency at Board plenary meetings, but it risks the external reputation of the organisation to the outside world.

This week has provided pause for thought on a number of issues, with some of immeasurably greaterimportance than others. However,one thing of which I am certain is that leadership, in whatever context, is defined by a few things:

I fear that on all three counts, this week, our elected President has fallen short.

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Pro-Israel professor withdraws from Ireland summit over Richard … – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Richard Falk. (photo credit:REUTERS)

A British professor scheduled to speak at a conference debating Israel’s right to exist has withdrawn from the event after a writer who has endorsed a book espousing antisemitic conspiracy theories was added to the billing, The Jewish Chronicle reported Tuesday.

Founder and senior editor of Britain Israel Communications and Research Center (BICOM), Professor Alan Johnson, said that he will not be attending the International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility conference in Cork, Ireland later this month due to controversial author Richard Falk’s participation.

I have informed the organizers of the Cork Conference that I will no longer be participating,” Johnson said in a press statement.

“The organizers have issued an invitation to Richard Falk to give a keynote speech… by inviting a speaker who espouses antisemitic conspiracy theories the conference is now objectively an attempt to normalize antisemitism and I cannot attend such an event,” he added.

The conference, scheduled to begin on March 31, will feature a number of ardent critics of the Jewish state, including Israeli anti-Zionist historian llan Pappe and the University of Southamptons Professor Oren Ben-Dor.

Johnson previously stated that he believed he had a duty to attend the conference in order to defend Israels right to exist.

It was only after the addition of Falk, Johnson told The Jewish Chronicle, that he reconsidered his participation in the conference, arguing that Falks appearance changes the character of the event.

Johnson noted Falk’s endorsement of a book by former-Israeli musician and writer Gilad Atzmon as a decisive reason, arguing that Atzmons book as openly antisemitic yet with a tribute on the back page from Falk.

The book, titled the Wondering Who? questions whether the blood libel was false, declares that robbery and hatred is imbued in Jewish modern political ideology on both the left and the right and that the history of Jewish persecution is a myth, and if there was any persecution the Jews brought it on themselves, according to The Jewish Chronicle.

Falk later endorsed the book, writing in a blurb that Atzmon’s work was 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.

Atzmon has previously described himself as a proud, self-hating Jew.”

With Johnson’s absence, the Cork conference has now only one pro-Israel speaker scheduled for the event, former Jewish Chronicle columnist Geoffrey Alderman.

In a request for comment by The Jewish Chronicle, Alderman said he intended to argue that under international law and in principle ethnic Jews have the right of settlement throughout the area of Mandate Palestine west of the Jordan River (including what is known as the West Bank), that this right extends to Jews whether or not they are citizens of the state of Israel, but not to Israeli citizens who are not ethnically Jewish, and that the state of Israel has a legal obligation to take any step and all steps necessary to uphold this right.

The Cork conference was originally set to take place at Southampton University in 2015, but was cancelled on health and safety grounds.

Falk recently made headlines after he co-authored a controversial UN report calling Israel an “apartheid state” late last week, earning a rebuke from the United States who said they were “outraged” by the paper.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres later asked the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, or EWCWA, to remove the report, saying the paper does not reflect the views of the” UN leader.

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Jewish students angry over treatment at LSE meeting – Jewish Chronicle


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UN’s ‘Israel apartheid’ report written by 9/11 truther who promotes antisemitism – Jewish Chronicle


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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:28

I predict wild success for the Trump administration, at least in its ability to enrich itself. Throughout the campaign it was an open question how rich Trump was. He has, after all, used the bankruptcy rules to his advantage and has failed to pay workers amounts that seem like small change for so-called billionaires. But the question will be open no longer, if all goes as it has been going, Trump will share his new riches with members of his family and administration.

Just days before his inauguration, President-elect Trump announced that he planned to place his business holdings in a trust in order to allay fears that he might exploit the Oval Office for personal gain. The move was not required, as then President-elect Trump had told The New York Times, laws around conflicts of interest dont apply to him, and he could simply keep running his businesses from the White House.

But what did the trust actually accomplish? Nothing. The trust is no blind trust. It is a revocable trust, of the sort generally used in estate planning and it exposes how closely tied Mr. Trump remains to his empire. While the president claims to be uninvolved in the quotidian operations of his business, his trustees are his eldest son, Donald Jr., and Allen H. Weisselberg, the Trump Organizations CFO. Trump continues to receive reports on company profits and losses and he can revoke the trustees authority at any time.

It seems particularly troubling that The Pentagon is planning to rent space in the Trump Tower. Although it is customary for the military and the secret service to rent space near a presidents home, this is space owned (if indirectly) by the president. And the space is not cheap, running approximately $1.5 million a year. Why not rent next door? Will anyone review the lease for its adherence to fair market value? And who at a federal agency can challenge the president about the terms of the lease?

The list of conflicts of interest, where Trump holds an investment that will be clearly affected by government action, is apparently endless. The Atlantic has provided an excellent compilation of Trumps most glaring conflicts, but perhaps to cut down on page length, the Atlantic does not include the conflicts of Trumps appointees and extended family.

Trumps ethical problems include his family and seem to grab his interest without regard to the size of the investment. He has involved himself in his daughters clothing line and not just so he could grab the women inside the garments. When Nordstrom decided to drop Ms. Trumps clothing line due to poor sales, (sales may have fallen in part due to the web site grabyourwallet.org that lists companies to boycott that sell Trump products or that have supported Trump) Trump tweeted, My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!

Soon Trumps press secretary was commenting and then White House senior advisor Conway was advising Americans to buy Ivanas stuff. This would be trivial if it were not indicative of so much more.

Ivanas husbands family stands to gain from the presidential seal as well. The Kushner family is apparently planning to purchase a baseball team. They have structured a deal to buy marlins for a reported 1.6 billion in a deal that temporarily excludes Jared Kushner, Trumps son in law and advisor, as well as Charles Kushner, the family patriarch whose past felonies and jail time might sour the deal. The deal requires the approval the baseball commissioner, but is he supposed to rule against the Trump-in laws?

The conflicts extend to Trumps so-called billion dollar cabinet. Here are two of the worst.

Commerce nominee Ross has said that he will companies. The value of Mr. Rosss investments could depend on policies set by the Commerce Department, which, among other things, oversees oil-spill regulations and trade negotiations. One of the holdings Mr. Ross intends to retain is the Diamond S shipping group, one of the worlds largest oil shippers. Diamond S is a private, off Shore Company, so its exact ownership is not public, but it is known to be co-owned by a state owned Chinese Investment Company that paid about a billion dollars. Will Ross holdings affect Trumps often proclaimed threats to impose tariffs?

Further, the extent of Ross conflicts remains unknown. One of his assets, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, is described on Mr. Rosss financial disclosure form as the general partner of various underlying funds. That seems to exclude nothing in particular.

Steven T. Mnuchin, the new Treasury secretary, failed to disclose nearly $100 million of his assets on Senate Finance Committee disclosure documents and forgot to mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven.

Mr. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker, led wealthy investors who bought the failed IndyMac Bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the U.S. financial crisis and transformed it into OneWest. He and the other investors, including George Soros, John Paulson and Michael Dell, more than doubled their investment by selling OneWest to CIT Group for $3.4 billion in 2015. It seems that Onewest made most of its money through rapid foreclosures subsidized by the FDIC. For details of the transaction, plus an amusing comparison of Trump and Mnuchin. [see]

Last year, Mnuchin showed his affinity for conflicts of interest. He resigned as co-chair of Relativity Media shortly before the Hollywood studio filed for bankruptcy. Creditors accused Mnuchin of having a conflict of interest because Relativity Mediawhich had received financing from OneWest Bank while he served as the banks chairmanrepaid $50 million of those loans right before it went bankrupt.

Mnuchin has said that he plans to divest himself of his investments. Almost. He does plan to retain his unpaid position as president of Steven T. Mnuchin Inc., a company he uses to manage some of his investments.

And why shouldnt Mnuchin be trusted? Its not as if hes already using his nomination to make bold declarations affecting companies in which he and a prominent fellow Trump backer have a major financial stake.

Mr. Paulson, Mr. Trump and Mr. Mnuchin have one investment interest in common: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two mortgage finance giants that were bailed out by the federal government during the financial crisis. Mr. Paulson, like some other hedge fund managers, has made a big bet that the federal government will eventually privatize Fannie and Freddie. The day after Mr. Mnuchin was nominated to be the next Treasury secretary, he declared on television that the government should get out of the business of running Fannie and Freddie. What seemed like an off-the-cuff comment sent the shares of the two companies surging.

My friend, Gilad Atzmon often explains that much of the worst behavior occurs in the open. So far, Trumps reign has proved his point. This tells us that we will have plenty to watch in the next few years.

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Not Quite “Ordinary Human Beings”Anti-imperialism and the anti-humanist rhetoric of Gilad Atzmon

[The following statement has been published on several websites. The version published here contains the most up-to-date list of signers.]

Attempting to latch onto the just, vital, and growing movement in support of the Palestinian national liberation struggle, Gilad Atzmon is one of a very small and unrepresentative group of writers who have argued (in agreement with many Zionists) that there is no meaningful distinction to be made between Jews in general and Israeli atrocities. According to Atzmon, the latter are simply a manifestation of Jews historic relationship to gentiles, an authentic expression of an essentially racist, immoral, and anti-human Jewish ideology.

Atzmons statements, besides distorting the history of Jews and constituting a brazen justification for centuries of anti-Jewish behavior and beliefs, also downgrade anti-Zionism to a mere front in the broader (anti-Jewish) struggle. Atzmon has specifically described Zionism not as a form of colonialism or settlerism, but as a uniquely evil ideology unlike anything else in human history. In addition to any ethical problems, this line of argumentation actually strengthens Zionisms grip and claim to be the authentic representative of Jews. It obscures the reality that Zionism is an imperialist and colonialist enemy of Jewish people and Palestinians, as well as the Arab people generally and all those oppressed and exploited by imperialism.

In his online attack on Moshe Machover, an Israeli socialist and founder of the anti-Zionist group Matzpen, Atzmon states:

Machovers reading of Zionism is pretty trivial. Israel, he says, is a settler state. For Machover this is a necessary point of departure because it sets Zionism as a colonialist expansionist project. The reasoning behind such a lame intellectual spin is obvious. As long as Zionism is conveyed as a colonial project, Jews, as a people, should be seen as ordinary people. They are no different from the French and the English, they just happen to run their deadly colonial project in a different time.[1]

For Atzmon, such views are pretty trivial and lame because he holds that Jews are in fact radically different from the French and the English. Of the many quotes we could provide in this regard, here is a small sampling:[2]

In order to understand Israels unique condition we must ask, who are the Jews? What is Judaism and what is Jewishness?[3]

Zionism is a continuation of Jewish ideology.[4]

The never-ending robbery of Palestine by Israel in the name of the Jewish people establishes a devastating spiritual, ideological, cultural and, obviously, practical continuum between the Judaic Bible and the Zionist project. The crux of the matter is simple yet disturbing: Israel and Zionism are both successful political systems that put into devastating practice the plunder promised by the Judaic God in the Judaic holy scriptures.[5]

Sadly, we have to admit that hate-ridden plunder of other peoples possessions made it into the Jewish political discourse both on the left and right. The Jewish nationalist would rob Palestine in the name of the right of self-determination, the Jewish progressive is there to rob the ruling class and even international capital in the name of world working class revolution.[6]

Were Jewish Marxists and cosmopolitans open to the notion of brotherhood, they would have given up on their unique, exclusive banners and become ordinary human beings like the rest of us.[7]

I do not consider the Jews to be a race, and yet it is obvious that Jewishness clearly involves an ethno centric and racially supremacist, exclusivist point of view that is based on a sense of Jewish chosen-ness.[8]

At the most, Israel has managed to mimic some of the appearances of a Western civilisation, but it has clearly failed to internalise the meaning of tolerance and freedom. This should not take us by surprise: Israel defines itself as a Jewish state, and Jewishness is, sadly enough, inherently intolerant; indeed, it may be argued that Jewish intolerance is as old as the Jews themselves.[9]

Israel and Zionism then, has proved to be a short lived dream. It was initiated to civilise Jewish life, and to dismantle the Jewish self-destructive mode. It was there to move the Jew into the post-herem[10] phase. It vowed to make the Jew into a productive being. But as things turned out, neither the Zionists nor the anti Zionists managed to drift away from the disastrous herem culture. It seems that the entire world of Jewish identity politics is a matrix of herems and exclusion strategies. In order to be a proper Jew, all you have to do is to point out whom you oppose, hate, exclude or boycott.[11]

The conclusion to such views is not difficult to draw:

The endless trail of Jewish collective tragedies is there to teach us that Jews always pay eventually (and heavily) for Jewish power exercises. Yet, surprisingly (and tragically) enough, Jews somehow consistently fail to internalise and learn from that very lesson.[12]

More precisely, commenting on the climax of State violence directed at Jews in the 1930s, most famously by Germany, but also in most other European nations, Atzmon is clear:

The remarkable fact is they don’t understand why the world is beginning to stand against them in the same way they didn’t understand why the Europeans stood against them in the 1930s. Instead of asking why we are hated they continue to toss accusations on others.[13]

Within the discourse of Jewish politics and history there is no room for causality. There is no such a thing as a former and a latter. Within the Jewish tribal discourse every narrative starts to evolve when Jewish pain establishes itself. This obviously explains why Israelis and some Jews around the world can only think as far as two state solution within the framework of 1967 borders. It also explains why for most Jews the history of the holocaust starts in the gas chambers or with the rise of the Nazis. I have hardly seen any Israelis or Jews attempt to understand the circumstances that led to the clear resentment of Europeans towards their Jewish neighbors in the 1920s-40s.[14]

It is, as such, not surprising that Atzmons work has received enthusiastic reviews by such prominent members of the racist right as former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, Kevin MacDonald of the Occidental Observer, David Icke, and Arthur Tophams the Radical Press. It should not be surprising that Atzmon has distributed articles defending Holocaust deniers and those who write of the Hitler we loved and why.[15] These connections ultimately serve the interests of Zionism, which seeks to conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Jewishness. Zionist agents have repeatedly attempted to ensnare and link Palestinian, Arab, and/or Muslim rights advocates to Neo-Nazism, through dirty tricks and outright lies.

It is more surprising and disappointing, then, that a small section of the left has opted to promote Atzmon and his works. In the UK, the Socialist Workers Party promoted Atzmon for several years before finally breaking with him; his latest book The Wandering Who? has been published by the left-wing Zero Books (a decision that elicited a letter of protest from several Zero authors).[16] In the United States, the widely-read Counterpunch website has repeatedly chosen to run articles by Atzmon. Currently, in February and March 2012, Atzmon is on tour in North America, where several of his speaking engagements are being organized by progressive anti-imperialists who we would normally like to consider our allies.

While perhaps well-meaning, operating under the assumption that any opposition to Zionism is to be welcomed, progressives who promote the work of Atzmon are in fact surrendering the moral high ground by encouraging a belief-system that simply mirrors that of the most racist section of Israeli society. Anti-racism is not a liability; on the contrary, it is a principle that makes our movements stronger in the long fight for a better tomorrow.

As political activists committed to resisting colonialism and imperialismin North America and around the worldwe recognize that there can be different interpretations of history, and we welcome exploring these. Without wishing to debate the question of whether far-right and racist ideologues should be censored, or how, we see no reason for progressive people to organize events to promote their works.

In our struggle against Zionism, racism, and all forms of colonialism and imperialism, there is no place for antisemitism or the vilification of Jews, Palestinians or any people based on their religions, cultures, nationalities, ethnicity or history. At this historic junctionwhen the need to struggle for the liberation of Palestine is more vital than ever and the fault lines of capitalist empire are becoming more widely exposedno anti-oppressive revolution can be built with ultra-right allies or upon foundations friendly to creeping fascism.

As’ad AbuKhalil, The Angry Arab News Service, Turlock, CA

Suha Afyouni, solidarity activist, Beirut, LEBANON

Max Ajl, essayist, rabble-rouser, proprietor of Jewbonics blog site, Ithaca, NY

Haifaa Al-Moammar, activist, stay-at-home mom, and marathon walker, Los Angeles, CA

Electa Arenal, professor emerita, CUNY Graduate Center/Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Women’s Studies, New York, NY

Gabriel Ash, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

John Baglow, writer, researcher, consultant, CANADA

Bay Area Women in Black

Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Dan Berger, Wild Poppies Collective, Philadelphia, PA

Chip Berlet, Boston, MA

Nazila Bettache, activist, Montral, CANADA

Sam Bick, Tadamon!, Immigrant Workers Center, Montral, Qubec

Max Blumenthal, author; writing fellow, The Nation, New York, NY

Hagit Borer

Sallye Steiner Bowyer, Israel/Palestine Action Committee, Santa Cruz, CA

Daniel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, UC Berkeley, CA

Lenni Brenner, author, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, New York, NY

Caf Intifada

Paola Canarutto, Rete-ECO (Italian Network of Jews against the Occupation), Torino, ITALY

Paulette dAuteuil, National Jericho Movement, Albuquerque, NM

Susie Day, Monthly Review, New York, NY

Sophia Deeg, solidarity activist, Berlin, GERMANY

Judith Deutsch, Independent Jewish Voices, Toronto, CANADA

Ali Hocine Dimerdji, PhD student at The University of Nottingham, in Nottingham, UK

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, professor emerita, California State University

Todd Eaton, Park Slope Food Coop Members for Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions, Brooklyn, NY

Mark Elf, Jews sans frontieres

S. EtShalom, registered nurse, Philadelphia, PA

Benjamin Evans, solidarity activist, Chicago, IL

Steven Fake, author and activist, Reading, PA

David Finkel, managing editor, Against the Current, Detroit, MI

Joel Finkel, Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, Solidarity

Caroline Finkelstein, retired international civil servant, solidarity activist, SWITZERLAND

Nathan Finkelstein, engineer, solidarity activist, SWITZERLAND

First of May Anarchist Alliance

Dr. Bill Friend, in memory of Rabbi Elmer Berger, Alfred M. Lilienthal and Moshe Menuhin

Racheli Gai, Jewish Voice for Peace and Tucson Women in Black

Phil Gasper, instructor, Madison College and contributor to the Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Madison, WI

Kamran Ghasri, Israel Divestment Campaign

Sherna Berger Gluck, professor emerita, California State University/Israel Divestment Campaign, CA

Neta Golan, International Solidarity Movement

Tony Greenstein, Secretary Brighton Unemployed Centre/UNISON, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, Brighton, UK

Andrew Griggs, Caf Intifada, Los Angeles, CA

Jenny Grossbard, artist, designer, writer and fighter, New York, NY

Freda Guttman, activist, Montral, CANADA

Adam Hanieh, lecturer, Department of Development Studies/SOAS, University of London, UK

Swaneagle Harijan, anti-racism, social justice activism, Seattle, WA

Sarah Hawas, researcher and solidarity activist, Cairo, EGYPT

Abe Hayeem, chair, Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, London, UK

Rosamine Hayeem, London, UK

Stanley Heller, “The Struggle” Video News, moderator “Jews Who Speak Out”

Mostafa Henaway, Tadamon!, Immigrant Workers Center, Montral, CANADA

Elise Hendrick, Meldungen aus dem Exil/Noticias de una multiptrida, Cincinnati, OH

Doug Henwood, Left Business Observer, New York, NY

Ken Hiebert, activist, Ladysmith, CANADA

Fred Hirsch, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 393 San Jose, CA

Louis Hirsch, Jewish Voice for Peace (for ID purposes ONLY), Chicago, IL

Adam Horowitz, co-editor Mondoweiss.net

Elizabeth Horowitz, solidarity activist, New York, NY

Adam Hudson, writer/blogger, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Dhruv Jain, Researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie and PhD student at York University, Paris, FRANCE

Remi Kanazi, poet and author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance & Palestine

Tom Keefer, an editor of the journal Upping the Anti, Toronto, CANADA

Karl Kersplebedeb, Left Wing Books, Montral, CANADA

Anne Key, Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Mark Klein, activist, Toronto, CANADA

Bill Koehnlein, Brecht Forum, New York, NY

Dennis Kortheuer, California State University, Israel Divestment Campaign California

L.A. Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee, Los Angeles, CA

Mark Lance, Georgetown University/Institute for Anarchist Studies, Washington, DC

David Landy, author, Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel, Dublin, IRELAND

Felicia Langer

Zoe Lawlor, activist, IRELAND

Bob Lederer, Pacifica/WBAI producer, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, New York, NY

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Gilad Atzmon | Stand for Peace

Gilad Atzmon is a musician and political activist. He calls himself an ex-Jew and is notorious for his extreme antisemitic views. He is already widely shunned, even on the far Left.

The following quotes illustrate a selection of the views he has expressed.

Jews were responsible for their persecution by the Nazis

Jewish texts tend to glaze over the fact that Hitlers March 28 1933, ordering a boycott against Jewish stores and goods, was an escalation in direct response to the declaration of war on Germany by the worldwide Jewish leadership.

Jewish lobbies certainly do not hold back when it comes to pressuring states, world leaders and even super powers. AIPACs behavior last week reminded me of the Jewish declaration of war against Nazi Germany in 1933.

Not many people are aware that in March 1933, long before Hitler became the undisputed leader of Germany and began restricting the rights of German Jews, the American Jewish Congress announced a massive protest at Madison Square Gardens and called for an American boycott of German goods.

Burning synagogues a rational act

Im not going to say whether it is right or not to burn down a synagogue, I can see that it is a rationalact.

Jews try to control the world, as predicted by the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

We must begin to take the accusation that the Jewish people are trying to control the world very seriously. American Jewry makes any debate on whether the Protocols of the elder of Zion are an authentic document or rather a forgery irrelevant. American Jews do try to control the world, by proxy. So far they are doing pretty well for themselves at least.

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.

Jews are inhuman and they are destroying the planet

Im anti-Jewish, not anti-Jews. I think Jewish ideology is driving our planet into a catastrophe and wemust stop.

Jews caused the Credit Crunch

How is that America let its foreign policy be shaped by some ruthless Zionists? How come alleged American free media failed to warn the American people of the enemy within? Money is probably the answer, it indeed makes the world go round, or at least the American housing market. Throughout the centuries, Jewish bankers bought for themselves some real reputations of backers and financers of wars and even one communist revolution]. You may wonder at this stage whether I regard the credit crunch as a Zionist plot. In fact it is the opposite. It is actually a Zionist accident. The patient didnt make it to the end. This Zionist accident is a glimpse into Political Zionisms sinister agenda. This Zionist accident provides us with an opportunity to see that as far as misery is concerned, we are together with the Palestinians, the Iraqis and the Afghans. We share one enemy.

Promotion of Holocaust denial

The question of whether there was a mass homicide with gas or just a mass death toll due to total abuse in horrendous conditions is no doubt a crucial historical question. The fact that such a major historical chapter less than seven decades ago is scholarly [sic] inaccessible undermines the entire historical endeavour. Furthermore, unless one approves and repeats the official Holocaust narrative, one may find oneself locked behind bars. This happened lately to three rightwing history revisionists who dared to suspect the official Auschwitz narrative. .I can see these three outlaws: [David] Irving, [Ernest] Zundel and [Germar] Rudolf, the three rightwing historical revisionists who happen to be locked behind bars. While left academics are mainly concerned with signalling out Holocaust deniers telling us what is right and who is wrong, it is the revisionists who engage themselves in detailed archive work as well as forensic scrutiny. If history shapes the future, we need to liberate our perspective of the past, rather than arresting revisionists, we simply need many more of them.

65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz we should reclaim our history and ask why? Why were the Jews hated? Why did European people stand up against their next door neighbours? Why are the Jews hated in the Middle East, surely they had a chance to open a new page in their troubled history? We should also ask for what purpose do the holocaust denial laws serve? What is the holocaust religion there to conceal? As long as we fail to ask questions, we will be subjected to Zionists and their Neocons agents plotsHolocaust religion robs humanity of its humanism. For the sake of peace and future generations, the holocaust must be stripped of its exceptional status immediately. It must be subjected to thorough historical scrutiny. Truth and truth seeking is an elementary human experience. It must prevail.

Israel is worse than the Nazis

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.

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No campus should be a ‘no go’ area for Jews – Jewish News (blog)

Last week, the London School of Economics hosted a talk on the Middle East conflict by Richard Falk.In case you dont know Richard Falks past, he has suggested that Tel Aviv was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. He endorsed in glowing terms a book by notorious anti-Semite Gilad Atzmon which claimed the Jews were the only people who managed to maintain and sustain a racially orientated, expansionist and genocidal national identity that is not at all different from Nazi ethnic ideology, describing Atzmon as a man whose story was told with unflinching integrity. He has refused to remove comments left on his blog page saying that the notorious Tsarist forgery,The Protocols of the Elders of Zionwas an uncannily accurate description of what is happening right now. And this is not all. Falk was strongly condemned by then Prime Minister David Cameron for posting on his blog acartoon showing a dog wearing a kippah and urinating on a statue of justice. The LSE certainly did know who Richard Falk was and they were also aware of what he had written and endorsed about Jews. We know this because we sent them a detailed dossier of the anti-Semitism he has uttered or supported. We sent the same dossier to Middlesex University and to the University of East London, where Falk was also due to speak. Both those universities were so shocked by what they read that they cancelled the scheduled Falk events. In stark contrast, the LSE decided to offer hospitality to Falk. It did so knowing the unease and hurt this would cause to Jewish students on campus and the risk of his appearance acting as a magnet for antisemites to attend. This is exactly what happened Atzmon came and abused Jewish students, telling them to read Holocaust denial literature and informing them that Jews had been expelled from Germany for misbehaving. Following Falks appearance, the Union of Jewish Students said that the university failed in their duty of care to Jewish students. I agree. Jewish students were left feeling unsafe and insecure on their own campus. These students will have to go lectures this week with the knowledge that those responsible for their education will tolerate anti-Semitism and give a platform to those who whose aim is to promote it. This is the reason that I recommended that Jewish students should, for the moment, look elsewhere. The Board of Deputies presidents tweet, suggesting Jewish students shouldnt study at LSE If a university in this country cannot make its campus a safe place for Jewish students, how could we recommend it as a place for Jewish students to study? We need to be absolutely clear that there is and should not be any campus which is a no go area for Jews. However, not only did LSE fail in its duty of care. It made a decision to ignore the concerns put to them by their own students. That is not just negligence. It is a wilful choice to utterly disregard the voice of Jewish students. I expect to have discussions with the LSE in the near future at which I will put my concerns to them directly. I will explain to them exactly why Jewish students have been hurt and offended by Falks presence and I would hope that the university would pledge to act on these concerns in the future. There can be no room for complacency on this matter. If the LSE wishes to be seen as a welcoming place to students of all races and religions it must ban racism from its campus. This is the minimum we should expect.

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The B.C. hate speech trial that nobody’s heard about – Coast Reporter

With Parliaments anti-Islamophobia motion in the news recently and the country divided over the issue of freedom of speech as it applies to criticizing identifiable groups, its strikingly odd that a real live hate speech trial the first in B.C. in about a decade concluded this month with a controversial sentencing, yet barely a whisper from the media. CBC did report on the March 13 sentencing of Radical Press publisher Arthur Topham, who was convicted in Quesnel in 2015 on one of two counts of communicating statements that wilfully promoted hatred against Jewish people. Times of Israel also reported on the sentence, running a story under the headline, No jail time for Canadian man convicted of online anti-Semitism. And the Canadian Jewish News also ran a report: Tophams sentence a slap on the wrist: Bnai Brith. Other than a brief story in the Prince George Citizen, Canadian print media were silent. Even the alternative media, usually all over this sort of thing, ran nothing. Ryan Bellerose, advocacy coordinator for Bnai Brith Canadas League of Human Rights in Western Canada, found the silent treatment disturbing in light of recent anti-Semitic incidents, according to the Canadian Jewish News article. No one is even talking about [the sentence], Bellerose is quoted as saying. Thats an especially bad message to send in todays climate. In sentencing the 70-year-old Topham, B.C. Supreme Court Judge Bruce Butler rejected the Crowns request for four months of house arrest, instead giving Topham a six-month conditional sentence, a ban on posting publicly online and a curfew. Topham, who thanked the court for bringing my concerns to the record, had already agreed to shut down the website he started in 1998. Butler explained his rationale for the relatively lenient sentence. He does not call for violence. His views were political satire, the judge said of Topham at the hearing. It is not his intent to indirectly incite violence. Though the jury was not explicit, it appears Tophams single conviction was tied to his 2011 booklet called Israel Must Perish. The judge accepted it as political satire because it was a copy-and-paste version of a thin 1941 book called Germany Must Perish, written by American Jewish businessman Theodore Kaufman, with Topham simply replacing Germany with Israel and Germans with Zionists. When it was published in the U.S., Kaufmans book received some positive ink from the likes of Time magazine but became notorious in Germany, advocating as it did the mass-sterilization of Germans due to their supposed war-loving nature in other words, for the total elimination of the German people in a humane fashion, which Kaufman estimated would take two generations to achieve. Germany Must Perish stoked fears among Germans that post-war genocide was planned for them and fuelled animosity toward Jews in that country. Hitlers propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, wrote in his diary: Had he written this book for us, he could not have made it any better. Israeli-born author and musician Gilad Atzmon, who spoke at Tophams trial as an expert for the defence on Jewish identity politics, said Kaufmans book was concealed for seven decades, kept deep under the carpet, because it didnt fit the approved Second World War narrative. It was, in fact, Arthur Topham and his crude satire that brought Kaufmans hateful text to our attention, Atzmon wrote in a 2015 article. The scant coverage of Tophams sentencing and crime had one very troubling aspect: none of the reports mentioned Kaufmans book. CBC simply reported, One piece that Topham called satire advocated the forced sterilization of all Jews. Canadian Jewish News: On the racist, anti-Semitic website he founded and on which he posted vitriol before removing the site just last week, Topham wrote that Jews should be forcibly sterilized. Times of Israel wrote, According to Bnai Brith Canada, his site called for Jews to be forcibly sterilized Its understandable that Bnai Brith, given its mandate, would find Tophams parody indefensible on any grounds and would not want to give one inch to his supposed motivations by even acknowledging them in substance. But for CBC, Canadas public broadcaster, the omission is frightening. It denies the public knowledge of the convicted mans only intelligible defence and renders meaningless the judges arguments. Pollster Angus Reid reported last week that three in 10 Canadians considered Parliaments anti-Islamophobia motion a threat to Canadians freedom of speech, so its clear that Canadians have strong feelings on the subject. Its probably safe to say that most Canadians would condemn Tophams Israel Must Perish stunt as juvenile, disrespectful and potentially harmful at best, vile at worst more like the work of a hare-brained exhibitionist or an agent provocateur (which Kaufman resembled) than a serious dissident. But after learning the salient facts, how many would have supported criminal prosecution for hate speech? It would be interesting to know the numbers. Meanwhile, with the public wary of information sources that are either coercive or cowed into silence, the three-in-10 fear of blasphemy laws in the new Canada seems like a reasonable breakdown.

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Leadership in difficult times | Jay Stoll | The Blogs | The Times of Israel – Jewish News (blog)

This week has been a relatively traumatic one, with an afternoon spentin lockdown and the time thereafterspent focusing on the important things in life. So I hope I can be indulged by ending the week with something a bit lighter community politics. On Tuesday, the President of the Board of Deputies took leave of his senses as he called for Jewish Students to stay clear from one of the worlds finest universities, the London School of Economics. He did this because a repugnant piece of scum, Richard Falk, was unduly given a platform to spout his repugnant, scummy, nonsense about the Middle East. Worse still, his audience included another repugnant piece of scum, Gilad Atzmon. Those who suffered the indignity of being ejected for protesting the repugnant scum are entitled to feel aggrieved. Their concerns as Jewish attendees were patently ignored. Not for the first time, LSE has questions to answer in how it has dealt with an event on its premises. But one would hope that the response of the communitys leadership would be measured and clear in itspursuit of practical remedy.Instead, we were treated to a reaction withall the subtlety and deftness of a Donald Trumptweet. The Presidents proclamation that LSEis not a safe place for Jewish studentsis a white flag if ever there was one. As his electorate, weare left with two possible responses. First, a daft tweet albeit one that shows a risible lack of belief in the ability of Jewish students to defend their own cause should be ignored. Those who study at LSE dont do so because of a Hechsher from the Board of Deputies President. They go there because they are going to a world famous institution, second only to Harvard in the latest global rankings. They go thereto fulfil their career ambitions, and they go there for all the benefits a campus life in London has to offer. The second optionis to hold the President to account. He is the first and last to acknowledge the status his election afforded him, not least when meeting some of the most powerful people in the land. So when the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews tweets from his official account, he is doing so as the elected leader of the Jewish Communitys only democratically elected body. That is some office to hold, and with it comes a responsibility that, in this instance, has not been dignified in his chosen use of 140 characters. Instead, he could have offered full support to the Union of Jewish Students. In a matter of days, they have secured an extremely supportive statement from the LSE Union and a commitment from the University to investigate events. Jewish students are resilient and fiercely independent. In UJS, they have a unique resource to seek redress in instances they are wronged, and this will be on full display with the annual NUS gathering fast approaching. I have no doubt that the President agrees as much, so why did he do it? It seems to be the case that with this President, we are to expect a race-to-comment-first-at-all-costs mentality, with the sensible reflections only arrivinglater. Thismay satisfy a particularly loud constituency at Board plenary meetings, but it risks the external reputation of the organisation to the outside world. This week has provided pause for thought on a number of issues, with some of immeasurably greaterimportance than others. However,one thing of which I am certain is that leadership, in whatever context, is defined by a few things: I fear that on all three counts, this week, our elected President has fallen short.

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Pro-Israel professor withdraws from Ireland summit over Richard … – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Richard Falk. (photo credit:REUTERS) A British professor scheduled to speak at a conference debating Israel’s right to exist has withdrawn from the event after a writer who has endorsed a book espousing antisemitic conspiracy theories was added to the billing, The Jewish Chronicle reported Tuesday. Founder and senior editor of Britain Israel Communications and Research Center (BICOM), Professor Alan Johnson, said that he will not be attending the International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility conference in Cork, Ireland later this month due to controversial author Richard Falk’s participation. I have informed the organizers of the Cork Conference that I will no longer be participating,” Johnson said in a press statement. “The organizers have issued an invitation to Richard Falk to give a keynote speech… by inviting a speaker who espouses antisemitic conspiracy theories the conference is now objectively an attempt to normalize antisemitism and I cannot attend such an event,” he added. The conference, scheduled to begin on March 31, will feature a number of ardent critics of the Jewish state, including Israeli anti-Zionist historian llan Pappe and the University of Southamptons Professor Oren Ben-Dor. Johnson previously stated that he believed he had a duty to attend the conference in order to defend Israels right to exist. It was only after the addition of Falk, Johnson told The Jewish Chronicle, that he reconsidered his participation in the conference, arguing that Falks appearance changes the character of the event. Johnson noted Falk’s endorsement of a book by former-Israeli musician and writer Gilad Atzmon as a decisive reason, arguing that Atzmons book as openly antisemitic yet with a tribute on the back page from Falk. The book, titled the Wondering Who? questions whether the blood libel was false, declares that robbery and hatred is imbued in Jewish modern political ideology on both the left and the right and that the history of Jewish persecution is a myth, and if there was any persecution the Jews brought it on themselves, according to The Jewish Chronicle. Falk later endorsed the book, writing in a blurb that Atzmon’s work was 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. Atzmon has previously described himself as a proud, self-hating Jew.” With Johnson’s absence, the Cork conference has now only one pro-Israel speaker scheduled for the event, former Jewish Chronicle columnist Geoffrey Alderman. In a request for comment by The Jewish Chronicle, Alderman said he intended to argue that under international law and in principle ethnic Jews have the right of settlement throughout the area of Mandate Palestine west of the Jordan River (including what is known as the West Bank), that this right extends to Jews whether or not they are citizens of the state of Israel, but not to Israeli citizens who are not ethnically Jewish, and that the state of Israel has a legal obligation to take any step and all steps necessary to uphold this right. The Cork conference was originally set to take place at Southampton University in 2015, but was cancelled on health and safety grounds. Falk recently made headlines after he co-authored a controversial UN report calling Israel an “apartheid state” late last week, earning a rebuke from the United States who said they were “outraged” by the paper. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres later asked the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, or EWCWA, to remove the report, saying the paper does not reflect the views of the” UN leader. Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

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Jewish students angry over treatment at LSE meeting – Jewish Chronicle

Jewish Chronicle Jewish students angry over treatment at LSE meeting Jewish Chronicle Officials at the London School of Economics have launched an investigation after a public lecture on the Middle East conflict descended into acrimony, with a clash between Jews in the audience and the anti-Israel musician Gilad Atzmon . Mr Atzmon, who … Students urged to read works of Holocaust denier David Irving at LSE event Jewish News Pro-Israel professor withdraws from Ireland summit over Richard Falk controversy Jerusalem Post Israel News If they want to burn it, you want to read it! MWC News (satire) (registration) (blog) all 10 news articles »

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UN’s ‘Israel apartheid’ report written by 9/11 truther who promotes antisemitism – Jewish Chronicle

Jewish Chronicle UN's 'Israel apartheid' report written by 9/11 truther who promotes antisemitism Jewish Chronicle Mr Falk has also lent his encomium to one of the most notoriously antisemitic works published in recent years, The Wandering Who by Gilad Atzmon , who describes himself in the book as a proud, self-hating Jew. In the book he questions whether the … Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid – escwa escwa Publications | United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – escwa escwa Statement by Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Recent ESCWA … US Mission to the UN escwa all 103 news articles »

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Leave No Dollars Behind – MWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)

|Print|E-mail Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:28 I predict wild success for the Trump administration, at least in its ability to enrich itself. Throughout the campaign it was an open question how rich Trump was. He has, after all, used the bankruptcy rules to his advantage and has failed to pay workers amounts that seem like small change for so-called billionaires. But the question will be open no longer, if all goes as it has been going, Trump will share his new riches with members of his family and administration. Just days before his inauguration, President-elect Trump announced that he planned to place his business holdings in a trust in order to allay fears that he might exploit the Oval Office for personal gain. The move was not required, as then President-elect Trump had told The New York Times, laws around conflicts of interest dont apply to him, and he could simply keep running his businesses from the White House. But what did the trust actually accomplish? Nothing. The trust is no blind trust. It is a revocable trust, of the sort generally used in estate planning and it exposes how closely tied Mr. Trump remains to his empire. While the president claims to be uninvolved in the quotidian operations of his business, his trustees are his eldest son, Donald Jr., and Allen H. Weisselberg, the Trump Organizations CFO. Trump continues to receive reports on company profits and losses and he can revoke the trustees authority at any time. It seems particularly troubling that The Pentagon is planning to rent space in the Trump Tower. Although it is customary for the military and the secret service to rent space near a presidents home, this is space owned (if indirectly) by the president. And the space is not cheap, running approximately $1.5 million a year. Why not rent next door? Will anyone review the lease for its adherence to fair market value? And who at a federal agency can challenge the president about the terms of the lease? The list of conflicts of interest, where Trump holds an investment that will be clearly affected by government action, is apparently endless. The Atlantic has provided an excellent compilation of Trumps most glaring conflicts, but perhaps to cut down on page length, the Atlantic does not include the conflicts of Trumps appointees and extended family. Trumps ethical problems include his family and seem to grab his interest without regard to the size of the investment. He has involved himself in his daughters clothing line and not just so he could grab the women inside the garments. When Nordstrom decided to drop Ms. Trumps clothing line due to poor sales, (sales may have fallen in part due to the web site grabyourwallet.org that lists companies to boycott that sell Trump products or that have supported Trump) Trump tweeted, My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible! Soon Trumps press secretary was commenting and then White House senior advisor Conway was advising Americans to buy Ivanas stuff. This would be trivial if it were not indicative of so much more. Ivanas husbands family stands to gain from the presidential seal as well. The Kushner family is apparently planning to purchase a baseball team. They have structured a deal to buy marlins for a reported 1.6 billion in a deal that temporarily excludes Jared Kushner, Trumps son in law and advisor, as well as Charles Kushner, the family patriarch whose past felonies and jail time might sour the deal. The deal requires the approval the baseball commissioner, but is he supposed to rule against the Trump-in laws? The conflicts extend to Trumps so-called billion dollar cabinet. Here are two of the worst. Commerce nominee Ross has said that he will companies. The value of Mr. Rosss investments could depend on policies set by the Commerce Department, which, among other things, oversees oil-spill regulations and trade negotiations. One of the holdings Mr. Ross intends to retain is the Diamond S shipping group, one of the worlds largest oil shippers. Diamond S is a private, off Shore Company, so its exact ownership is not public, but it is known to be co-owned by a state owned Chinese Investment Company that paid about a billion dollars. Will Ross holdings affect Trumps often proclaimed threats to impose tariffs? Further, the extent of Ross conflicts remains unknown. One of his assets, WLR Mezzanine Associates LLC, is described on Mr. Rosss financial disclosure form as the general partner of various underlying funds. That seems to exclude nothing in particular. Steven T. Mnuchin, the new Treasury secretary, failed to disclose nearly $100 million of his assets on Senate Finance Committee disclosure documents and forgot to mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven. Mr. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker, led wealthy investors who bought the failed IndyMac Bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the U.S. financial crisis and transformed it into OneWest. He and the other investors, including George Soros, John Paulson and Michael Dell, more than doubled their investment by selling OneWest to CIT Group for $3.4 billion in 2015. It seems that Onewest made most of its money through rapid foreclosures subsidized by the FDIC. For details of the transaction, plus an amusing comparison of Trump and Mnuchin. [see] Last year, Mnuchin showed his affinity for conflicts of interest. He resigned as co-chair of Relativity Media shortly before the Hollywood studio filed for bankruptcy. Creditors accused Mnuchin of having a conflict of interest because Relativity Mediawhich had received financing from OneWest Bank while he served as the banks chairmanrepaid $50 million of those loans right before it went bankrupt. Mnuchin has said that he plans to divest himself of his investments. Almost. He does plan to retain his unpaid position as president of Steven T. Mnuchin Inc., a company he uses to manage some of his investments. And why shouldnt Mnuchin be trusted? Its not as if hes already using his nomination to make bold declarations affecting companies in which he and a prominent fellow Trump backer have a major financial stake. Mr. Paulson, Mr. Trump and Mr. Mnuchin have one investment interest in common: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two mortgage finance giants that were bailed out by the federal government during the financial crisis. Mr. Paulson, like some other hedge fund managers, has made a big bet that the federal government will eventually privatize Fannie and Freddie. The day after Mr. Mnuchin was nominated to be the next Treasury secretary, he declared on television that the government should get out of the business of running Fannie and Freddie. What seemed like an off-the-cuff comment sent the shares of the two companies surging. My friend, Gilad Atzmon often explains that much of the worst behavior occurs in the open. So far, Trumps reign has proved his point. This tells us that we will have plenty to watch in the next few years. Subscribe via RSS or Email:

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ATZMON CRITIQUE ~ threewayfight

Not Quite “Ordinary Human Beings”Anti-imperialism and the anti-humanist rhetoric of Gilad Atzmon [The following statement has been published on several websites. The version published here contains the most up-to-date list of signers.] Attempting to latch onto the just, vital, and growing movement in support of the Palestinian national liberation struggle, Gilad Atzmon is one of a very small and unrepresentative group of writers who have argued (in agreement with many Zionists) that there is no meaningful distinction to be made between Jews in general and Israeli atrocities. According to Atzmon, the latter are simply a manifestation of Jews historic relationship to gentiles, an authentic expression of an essentially racist, immoral, and anti-human Jewish ideology. Atzmons statements, besides distorting the history of Jews and constituting a brazen justification for centuries of anti-Jewish behavior and beliefs, also downgrade anti-Zionism to a mere front in the broader (anti-Jewish) struggle. Atzmon has specifically described Zionism not as a form of colonialism or settlerism, but as a uniquely evil ideology unlike anything else in human history. In addition to any ethical problems, this line of argumentation actually strengthens Zionisms grip and claim to be the authentic representative of Jews. It obscures the reality that Zionism is an imperialist and colonialist enemy of Jewish people and Palestinians, as well as the Arab people generally and all those oppressed and exploited by imperialism. In his online attack on Moshe Machover, an Israeli socialist and founder of the anti-Zionist group Matzpen, Atzmon states: Machovers reading of Zionism is pretty trivial. Israel, he says, is a settler state. For Machover this is a necessary point of departure because it sets Zionism as a colonialist expansionist project. The reasoning behind such a lame intellectual spin is obvious. As long as Zionism is conveyed as a colonial project, Jews, as a people, should be seen as ordinary people. They are no different from the French and the English, they just happen to run their deadly colonial project in a different time.[1] For Atzmon, such views are pretty trivial and lame because he holds that Jews are in fact radically different from the French and the English. Of the many quotes we could provide in this regard, here is a small sampling:[2] In order to understand Israels unique condition we must ask, who are the Jews? What is Judaism and what is Jewishness?[3] Zionism is a continuation of Jewish ideology.[4] The never-ending robbery of Palestine by Israel in the name of the Jewish people establishes a devastating spiritual, ideological, cultural and, obviously, practical continuum between the Judaic Bible and the Zionist project. The crux of the matter is simple yet disturbing: Israel and Zionism are both successful political systems that put into devastating practice the plunder promised by the Judaic God in the Judaic holy scriptures.[5] Sadly, we have to admit that hate-ridden plunder of other peoples possessions made it into the Jewish political discourse both on the left and right. The Jewish nationalist would rob Palestine in the name of the right of self-determination, the Jewish progressive is there to rob the ruling class and even international capital in the name of world working class revolution.[6] Were Jewish Marxists and cosmopolitans open to the notion of brotherhood, they would have given up on their unique, exclusive banners and become ordinary human beings like the rest of us.[7] I do not consider the Jews to be a race, and yet it is obvious that Jewishness clearly involves an ethno centric and racially supremacist, exclusivist point of view that is based on a sense of Jewish chosen-ness.[8] At the most, Israel has managed to mimic some of the appearances of a Western civilisation, but it has clearly failed to internalise the meaning of tolerance and freedom. This should not take us by surprise: Israel defines itself as a Jewish state, and Jewishness is, sadly enough, inherently intolerant; indeed, it may be argued that Jewish intolerance is as old as the Jews themselves.[9] Israel and Zionism then, has proved to be a short lived dream. It was initiated to civilise Jewish life, and to dismantle the Jewish self-destructive mode. It was there to move the Jew into the post-herem[10] phase. It vowed to make the Jew into a productive being. But as things turned out, neither the Zionists nor the anti Zionists managed to drift away from the disastrous herem culture. It seems that the entire world of Jewish identity politics is a matrix of herems and exclusion strategies. In order to be a proper Jew, all you have to do is to point out whom you oppose, hate, exclude or boycott.[11] The conclusion to such views is not difficult to draw: The endless trail of Jewish collective tragedies is there to teach us that Jews always pay eventually (and heavily) for Jewish power exercises. Yet, surprisingly (and tragically) enough, Jews somehow consistently fail to internalise and learn from that very lesson.[12] More precisely, commenting on the climax of State violence directed at Jews in the 1930s, most famously by Germany, but also in most other European nations, Atzmon is clear: The remarkable fact is they don’t understand why the world is beginning to stand against them in the same way they didn’t understand why the Europeans stood against them in the 1930s. Instead of asking why we are hated they continue to toss accusations on others.[13] Within the discourse of Jewish politics and history there is no room for causality. There is no such a thing as a former and a latter. Within the Jewish tribal discourse every narrative starts to evolve when Jewish pain establishes itself. This obviously explains why Israelis and some Jews around the world can only think as far as two state solution within the framework of 1967 borders. It also explains why for most Jews the history of the holocaust starts in the gas chambers or with the rise of the Nazis. I have hardly seen any Israelis or Jews attempt to understand the circumstances that led to the clear resentment of Europeans towards their Jewish neighbors in the 1920s-40s.[14] It is, as such, not surprising that Atzmons work has received enthusiastic reviews by such prominent members of the racist right as former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, Kevin MacDonald of the Occidental Observer, David Icke, and Arthur Tophams the Radical Press. It should not be surprising that Atzmon has distributed articles defending Holocaust deniers and those who write of the Hitler we loved and why.[15] These connections ultimately serve the interests of Zionism, which seeks to conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Jewishness. Zionist agents have repeatedly attempted to ensnare and link Palestinian, Arab, and/or Muslim rights advocates to Neo-Nazism, through dirty tricks and outright lies. It is more surprising and disappointing, then, that a small section of the left has opted to promote Atzmon and his works. In the UK, the Socialist Workers Party promoted Atzmon for several years before finally breaking with him; his latest book The Wandering Who? has been published by the left-wing Zero Books (a decision that elicited a letter of protest from several Zero authors).[16] In the United States, the widely-read Counterpunch website has repeatedly chosen to run articles by Atzmon. Currently, in February and March 2012, Atzmon is on tour in North America, where several of his speaking engagements are being organized by progressive anti-imperialists who we would normally like to consider our allies. While perhaps well-meaning, operating under the assumption that any opposition to Zionism is to be welcomed, progressives who promote the work of Atzmon are in fact surrendering the moral high ground by encouraging a belief-system that simply mirrors that of the most racist section of Israeli society. Anti-racism is not a liability; on the contrary, it is a principle that makes our movements stronger in the long fight for a better tomorrow. As political activists committed to resisting colonialism and imperialismin North America and around the worldwe recognize that there can be different interpretations of history, and we welcome exploring these. Without wishing to debate the question of whether far-right and racist ideologues should be censored, or how, we see no reason for progressive people to organize events to promote their works. In our struggle against Zionism, racism, and all forms of colonialism and imperialism, there is no place for antisemitism or the vilification of Jews, Palestinians or any people based on their religions, cultures, nationalities, ethnicity or history. At this historic junctionwhen the need to struggle for the liberation of Palestine is more vital than ever and the fault lines of capitalist empire are becoming more widely exposedno anti-oppressive revolution can be built with ultra-right allies or upon foundations friendly to creeping fascism. As’ad AbuKhalil, The Angry Arab News Service, Turlock, CA Suha Afyouni, solidarity activist, Beirut, LEBANON Max Ajl, essayist, rabble-rouser, proprietor of Jewbonics blog site, Ithaca, NY Haifaa Al-Moammar, activist, stay-at-home mom, and marathon walker, Los Angeles, CA Electa Arenal, professor emerita, CUNY Graduate Center/Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Women’s Studies, New York, NY Gabriel Ash, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Geneva, SWITZERLAND John Baglow, writer, researcher, consultant, CANADA Bay Area Women in Black Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Dan Berger, Wild Poppies Collective, Philadelphia, PA Chip Berlet, Boston, MA Nazila Bettache, activist, Montral, CANADA Sam Bick, Tadamon!, Immigrant Workers Center, Montral, Qubec Max Blumenthal, author; writing fellow, The Nation, New York, NY Hagit Borer Sallye Steiner Bowyer, Israel/Palestine Action Committee, Santa Cruz, CA Daniel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, UC Berkeley, CA Lenni Brenner, author, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, New York, NY Caf Intifada Paola Canarutto, Rete-ECO (Italian Network of Jews against the Occupation), Torino, ITALY Paulette dAuteuil, National Jericho Movement, Albuquerque, NM Susie Day, Monthly Review, New York, NY Sophia Deeg, solidarity activist, Berlin, GERMANY Judith Deutsch, Independent Jewish Voices, Toronto, CANADA Ali Hocine Dimerdji, PhD student at The University of Nottingham, in Nottingham, UK Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, professor emerita, California State University Todd Eaton, Park Slope Food Coop Members for Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions, Brooklyn, NY Mark Elf, Jews sans frontieres S. EtShalom, registered nurse, Philadelphia, PA Benjamin Evans, solidarity activist, Chicago, IL Steven Fake, author and activist, Reading, PA David Finkel, managing editor, Against the Current, Detroit, MI Joel Finkel, Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, Solidarity Caroline Finkelstein, retired international civil servant, solidarity activist, SWITZERLAND Nathan Finkelstein, engineer, solidarity activist, SWITZERLAND First of May Anarchist Alliance Dr. Bill Friend, in memory of Rabbi Elmer Berger, Alfred M. Lilienthal and Moshe Menuhin Racheli Gai, Jewish Voice for Peace and Tucson Women in Black Phil Gasper, instructor, Madison College and contributor to the Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Madison, WI Kamran Ghasri, Israel Divestment Campaign Sherna Berger Gluck, professor emerita, California State University/Israel Divestment Campaign, CA Neta Golan, International Solidarity Movement Tony Greenstein, Secretary Brighton Unemployed Centre/UNISON, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, Brighton, UK Andrew Griggs, Caf Intifada, Los Angeles, CA Jenny Grossbard, artist, designer, writer and fighter, New York, NY Freda Guttman, activist, Montral, CANADA Adam Hanieh, lecturer, Department of Development Studies/SOAS, University of London, UK Swaneagle Harijan, anti-racism, social justice activism, Seattle, WA Sarah Hawas, researcher and solidarity activist, Cairo, EGYPT Abe Hayeem, chair, Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, London, UK Rosamine Hayeem, London, UK Stanley Heller, “The Struggle” Video News, moderator “Jews Who Speak Out” Mostafa Henaway, Tadamon!, Immigrant Workers Center, Montral, CANADA Elise Hendrick, Meldungen aus dem Exil/Noticias de una multiptrida, Cincinnati, OH Doug Henwood, Left Business Observer, New York, NY Ken Hiebert, activist, Ladysmith, CANADA Fred Hirsch, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 393 San Jose, CA Louis Hirsch, Jewish Voice for Peace (for ID purposes ONLY), Chicago, IL Adam Horowitz, co-editor Mondoweiss.net Elizabeth Horowitz, solidarity activist, New York, NY Adam Hudson, writer/blogger, San Francisco Bay Area, CA Dhruv Jain, Researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie and PhD student at York University, Paris, FRANCE Remi Kanazi, poet and author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance & Palestine Tom Keefer, an editor of the journal Upping the Anti, Toronto, CANADA Karl Kersplebedeb, Left Wing Books, Montral, CANADA Anne Key, Penrith, Cumbria, UK Mark Klein, activist, Toronto, CANADA Bill Koehnlein, Brecht Forum, New York, NY Dennis Kortheuer, California State University, Israel Divestment Campaign California L.A. Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee, Los Angeles, CA Mark Lance, Georgetown University/Institute for Anarchist Studies, Washington, DC David Landy, author, Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel, Dublin, IRELAND Felicia Langer Zoe Lawlor, activist, IRELAND Bob Lederer, Pacifica/WBAI producer, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, New York, NY

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Gilad Atzmon is a musician and political activist. He calls himself an ex-Jew and is notorious for his extreme antisemitic views. He is already widely shunned, even on the far Left. The following quotes illustrate a selection of the views he has expressed. Jews were responsible for their persecution by the Nazis Jewish texts tend to glaze over the fact that Hitlers March 28 1933, ordering a boycott against Jewish stores and goods, was an escalation in direct response to the declaration of war on Germany by the worldwide Jewish leadership. Jewish lobbies certainly do not hold back when it comes to pressuring states, world leaders and even super powers. AIPACs behavior last week reminded me of the Jewish declaration of war against Nazi Germany in 1933. Not many people are aware that in March 1933, long before Hitler became the undisputed leader of Germany and began restricting the rights of German Jews, the American Jewish Congress announced a massive protest at Madison Square Gardens and called for an American boycott of German goods. Burning synagogues a rational act Im not going to say whether it is right or not to burn down a synagogue, I can see that it is a rationalact. Jews try to control the world, as predicted by the Protocols of the Elders of Zion We must begin to take the accusation that the Jewish people are trying to control the world very seriously. American Jewry makes any debate on whether the Protocols of the elder of Zion are an authentic document or rather a forgery irrelevant. American Jews do try to control the world, by proxy. So far they are doing pretty well for themselves at least. 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. Jews are inhuman and they are destroying the planet Im anti-Jewish, not anti-Jews. I think Jewish ideology is driving our planet into a catastrophe and wemust stop. Jews caused the Credit Crunch How is that America let its foreign policy be shaped by some ruthless Zionists? How come alleged American free media failed to warn the American people of the enemy within? Money is probably the answer, it indeed makes the world go round, or at least the American housing market. Throughout the centuries, Jewish bankers bought for themselves some real reputations of backers and financers of wars and even one communist revolution]. You may wonder at this stage whether I regard the credit crunch as a Zionist plot. In fact it is the opposite. It is actually a Zionist accident. The patient didnt make it to the end. This Zionist accident is a glimpse into Political Zionisms sinister agenda. This Zionist accident provides us with an opportunity to see that as far as misery is concerned, we are together with the Palestinians, the Iraqis and the Afghans. We share one enemy. Promotion of Holocaust denial The question of whether there was a mass homicide with gas or just a mass death toll due to total abuse in horrendous conditions is no doubt a crucial historical question. The fact that such a major historical chapter less than seven decades ago is scholarly [sic] inaccessible undermines the entire historical endeavour. Furthermore, unless one approves and repeats the official Holocaust narrative, one may find oneself locked behind bars. This happened lately to three rightwing history revisionists who dared to suspect the official Auschwitz narrative. .I can see these three outlaws: [David] Irving, [Ernest] Zundel and [Germar] Rudolf, the three rightwing historical revisionists who happen to be locked behind bars. While left academics are mainly concerned with signalling out Holocaust deniers telling us what is right and who is wrong, it is the revisionists who engage themselves in detailed archive work as well as forensic scrutiny. If history shapes the future, we need to liberate our perspective of the past, rather than arresting revisionists, we simply need many more of them. 65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz we should reclaim our history and ask why? Why were the Jews hated? Why did European people stand up against their next door neighbours? Why are the Jews hated in the Middle East, surely they had a chance to open a new page in their troubled history? We should also ask for what purpose do the holocaust denial laws serve? What is the holocaust religion there to conceal? As long as we fail to ask questions, we will be subjected to Zionists and their Neocons agents plotsHolocaust religion robs humanity of its humanism. For the sake of peace and future generations, the holocaust must be stripped of its exceptional status immediately. It must be subjected to thorough historical scrutiny. Truth and truth seeking is an elementary human experience. It must prevail. Israel is worse than the Nazis 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.

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