Intoduction by Gilad Atzmon: The following is a message from Dr Gabi Weber re:"PALESTINE, ISRAEL, GERMANY - THE BOUNDARIES OF OPEN DISCUSSION" Conference.
It is almost amusing to find out that, so far, the only people who attempted to stop the conference were some elements within the so-called Jewish 'anti' Zionist network. In due time, their names and tactics will be exposed.
The conference is an attempt to liberate our discourse. We will elaborate on some 'contentious' topics such as suppression of truth, history, narration, mainstream-media complicity and media coverage, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism vs. criticism of Israel and responsability. We will also try to look into practical solutions for Palestinian self-determination.
You really want to be there!!!
While attempts made by the usual suspects(1) to destroy Palestine Days in Freiburg are still going on, Cafe Palestine Freiburg very pleased to present to you our programme update.
Two of the speakers pulled out due to pressure, intimidation and personal disagreement.
Ramzy Baroud had to cancel a whole German tour as important tasks are waiting for him in September. However he will make a video appearence in the conference and copies of his speech will be distributed in German and English.
Three amazing Palestinian speakers who will join the conference and make an important contribution to the event: Dr. Samir Abed-Rabbo from Dallas (One Democratic State), Sameh Habeeb from London (Palestine Telegraph) and Dr. Makram Khoury-Machool from Cambridge (Middle East Media Specialist) .
You will find their topics and biographies on our conference blog
'Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who? is a series of brilliant
illuminations and critical reflections on Jewish ethnocentrism and
the hypocrisy of those who speak in the name of universal values
and act tribal. Relying on autobiographical and existential experiences,
as well as intimate observations of everyday life, both
informed by profound psychological insights, Atzmon does what
many critics of Israel fail to do; he uncovers the links between
Jewish identity politics in the Diaspora with their ardent support
for the oppressive policies of the Israeli state.
Atzmon provides deep insights into "neo-ghetto" politics. He
has the courage – so profoundly lacking among western intellectuals
- to speak truth to the power of highly placed and affluent
Zionists who shape the agendas of war and peace in the Englishspeaking
world. With wit and imagination, Atzmon's passionate
confrontation with neo-conservative power grabbers and liberal
yea sayers sets this book apart for its original understanding of the
dangers of closed minds with hands on the levers of power.
This book is more than a "study of Jewish identity politics"
insofar as we are dealing with a matrix of power that affects all
who cherish self-determination and personal freedom in the face
of imperial and colonial dictates.'
Professor James Petras, Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton
University, New York, author of more than 62 books including The
Power of Israel in the United States.
London is his home,
Britain is his home
He has rights