Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Jew Who Speaks Out

Gilad Atzmon is not your ordinary locksteppping Jew. This British citizen is a professional musician and writer, but more than that, he is a truth teller, and, I imagine, pays a heavy price among his own for his refreshing candor, coming as it does from such an unlikely source. Read his bio under the heading Early Life on Wikepedia. It begins thus:

"Atzmon was born a secular Jew in Tel Aviv, and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem.[8] His service as a paramedic in the Israeli Defense Forces during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon caused him to reach the conclusion that "I was part of a colonial state, the result of plundering and ethnic cleansing."[1][3]......"

In one of Atzmon's latest article, entitled The Boomerang Effect , he let's the British have it, as it touches mandatory, government-sponsored Holocaust education in that country. The opening lines read as follows:

"In case you didn’t know, in Britain the Holocaust is part of the National Curriculum. Thanks to the ‘The Holocaust Educational Trust’ our children are guaranteed to learn how bad the Nazis were. This is probably much easier for our kids to acknowledge than to look into the ways in which the embarrassing legacy of the British Empire reverberates throughout almost every contemporary disastrous conflict on this planet..."

Go to the link provided above for the rest of the story..

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