by Jonathan Azaziah (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)
There is an Eastern proverb that has been attributed to Arabs, Persians and Chinese that goes something along the lines of, “The dogs bark but the caravan passes on.” In this day and age, and when applied to the “Palestine Solidarity” scene, the proverb is perfectly applicable with just a scintilla of rewording: “The Anti-Zionist Zionists bark but Gilad Atzmon still passes through town and plays his gig.” Just a couple of months ago, the world-renowned, ex-Jewish, ex-“Israeli” saxophonist and author was in Texas for a show with gifted jazz musician, outspoken critic of Jewish supremacism and Mouqawamah Music co-founder Trevor LaBonte, when he was attacked by a man named Nick Cooper, a rather loathsome apologist for Jewish supremacism. Cooper put out a hit piece on Atzmon and tried virtually every trick in the Zionist playbook to shut down the event. Thankfully however, the Jewish tribalist activist failed in his ADL-like endeavors and the Atzmon performance at the Palestinian Layal restaurant in Houston was a packed-house success.
While an exceedingly detailed refutation could be written to counteract Cooper’s smears, there are only two points that will be addressed here. Firstly, Cooper seems exceedingly incensed that Atzmon doesn’t kowtow to the Jewish-leftist-driven narrative that Zionism is not in fact a unique brand of colonial domination and is merely an extension of what “The Left” calls “white supremacy” and “Christian imperialism”.
A simple grouping of questions for Mr. Cooper: Did the terrorist French regime set up an exclusivist “French state” in Algeria, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Syria or Lebanon? What about the murderous British? Did the Crown ever declare Iraq, India, Kenya, Ghana or Hong Kong to be “the national homeland of the British people”? And what about genocidal Portugal? Was there a “Portuguese and democratic state” that came to fruition in Brazil, Mozambique or Angola? Of course not. Based on this premise alone, the usurping Zionist entity is undoubtedly a unique colonial project as it represents the evisceration of one culture and people — the Palestinians and Arabs more generally — and their subsequent replacement with another — the Jews — based on absurd, rewritten claims in the Jewish Bible. In other words, the engine which moves the Jewish supremacist colonization vehicle in Palestine is genocide justified by a Jewish cultural and quasi-religious doctrine.
Moreover, Cooper fails to note that Zionism isn’t just a project which seeks to eliminate the indigenous Arabs and dominate the land between the River and the Sea, or even between the Nile and Euphrates, it is a global project that spans the upper echelons of media, banking, entertainment, art and other culture-shaping “elite” sectors. This critical fact is even admitted by anti-Gentile racist Max Blumenthal, who declared, “In my own country, we Jewish-Americans have generally superseded the WASP’s as the new elite, as the new ‘whites.’ But unlike other white people in America, we are able to claim persecution when anyone challenges our privilege, and our claims of persecution will be taken very seriously.” Is this not the definition of unique? The only reason why Cooper attacks Atzmon for his honesty about the “specialness” of Zionism is because Atzmon offends Cooper’s and other anti-Zionist Zionists’ Jewish sensitivities.
The second and arguably more critical point to be made is that Cooper attacks Atzmon’s intellectual integrity by declaring he got his facts wrong about “pro-Palestine” groups IJAN and Jewish Voice For Peace (JVP). First Cooper quotes Atzmon: “If you are a Gentile (non-Jew), you cannot really join a Jewish anti-Zionist cell, because you are not racially qualified.” And then Cooper writes: “This is factually wrong — both groups have non-Jewish members.”
But in reality, it is Cooper who is factually incorrect. While anyone can technically become a “member” of JVP by simply joining its mailing list, when it comes down to who’s who and what’s what, we ponder, who’s running the show? In other words, to use Gilad’s phrase, who controls the “Jewish anti-Zionist cell” known as JVP? (Information on who is running the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network [IJAN] could not be found oddly enough, or then again, maybe not so odd at all, as the organization most likely doesn’t want people to know its own Jewish-racialist-tribalist exclusive agenda)
All one has to do is look through JVP’s Staff & Board and then take a gander at its Advisory Board. As the cliche goes, the truth shall set you free. JVP’s Staff & Board is comprised of 27 Jews, including rabbis, which shows the Talmudic nature of the organization, along with one 1 Transgender who is presumably “half”-Jewish, and even if that is not the case, the Transgender person might as well be an honorary Jew as it is a widely known reality that Organized Jewish Interests are quite intimately and heavily involved in funding LGBT movements and causes, as evidenced by the support of the American Jewish World Service and neocon, vulture capitalist billionaire Paul Singer (who, interestingly enough, is also involved in the attempted overthrow of Argentine President and Jewish Lobby nemesis Cristina Fernandez de Kircher, a sign of his own commitment to Jewish identity politics). And JVP’s Advisory Board? More of the exclusivist, Jewish supremacist same. It is made up of 29 Jews, including rabbis, and not a single Gentile. Coincidentally, one of the advisers to JVP is the late Howard Zinn, so apparently, a dead Jew has more “advisory capabilities” in the eyes of JVP than actual living, breathing Palestinians or any other Arab, Muslim or Gentile for that matter.
So there it is. Gilad Atzmon stands vindicated and Nick Cooper is left with kosher egg on his face. JVP is run by Jews from top to bottom, without a single non-Jew to speak of. And as Gilad wrote, one cannot “really join” JVP and have a role on its board or in its leadership if one isn’t a Jew. Is this “hafrada”, this separation of Jew and Gentile, not the essence of Zionism, thus vindicating Atzmon’s categorization of these persons as anti-Zionist Zionists, i.e. Jews masquerading as anti-Zionists all for the sake of preserving Jewish interests and the illegitimate, baby-killing “Israeli” regime itself?
The Palestinian cause is a liberationist cause rooted in justice and righteousness and it has no place for persons such as JVP who inhibit the discourse and who are quite literally acting as Zionism’s thought police. As I noted in my Al-Quds anthem “Unstoppable March (Original Qibla)” off my new album “Enemy of the Entity”, a record dedicated to the beautiful people of Palestine and their precious cause, “We don’t need ‘leftist’ ‘Israelis’ or the Jewish Voice for ‘Peace’/Pretenders who say they’re our friends but don’t support our liberationist ends, yeah, that is stupid noise to me/We can see the scam from a mile away, we ain’t gonna act as their foolish goys or sheep/” It’s worth repeating: Gilad Atzmon stands vindicated and Jewish Voice for Peace is nothing but a front for Jewish supremacy, the very antithesis of the Palestinian cause and all it represents.
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