Gilad Atzmon - Writings

Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel in 1963 and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). A multi-instrumentalist he plays saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments . His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He was described by John Lewis at the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” Atzmon tours extensively around the world playing in festivals, concert halls and clubs. His albums, of which he has recorded twelve to date, often explore political themes and the music of the Middle East.


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Gilad Atzmon and Islam

Introduction GA: In the following book review Jay Knott suggests that  Being in Time scores a very high mark on many fronts, however, the text fails to attack Muslims and Islam. In the last two decades I have been accused of many things but this is the first time I am criticised  for 'not being an Islamophobe.' I have met Knott before and I think that regardless of the peculiar premise of this text,  it deserves attention. 

Listen to this honest man (video)

According to professor Steven M. Cohen "Judaism is not only a religion. It is an ethnicity, heritage, culture and an ancestry." Clearly the American Jewish sociologist confuses Judaism (the religion), Jewishness (the identity, the culture and  the ideology) and Jews (the people). However, Cohen admits here that Jewishness is an elastic notion.

Copy of "Don't Interfere With Our Ability To Look At The Past. Let Us Debate It Ethically."

Gilad Atzmon on Richie Allen Show talking about `Germany, The past and the current wave of Zionist terror.We spoke about the Holocaust, the Nakba, we looked at the vision of the past in the work of David Irving, Timothy Snyder and David Cesarani.