By Gilad Atzmon
Alan Dershowitz is whining again, this time on the pages of the Jerusalem Post. Apparently The Friends Seminary of New York which assigned its students to read my papers and invited me to attend a class, has made it clear to Israeli ethnic cleanser apologist that he was not welcome in its premises.
Dershowitz Admits Defeat
In short, Dershowitz admits total defeat. The Quaker school that was “unwilling to cancel Atzmon’s appearance” made it clear to the Zionist supremacist that he was unwelcomed.
This is not the first time Dershowitz is hurt by me being welcomed while he is spitted out. Yet, I am puzzled by the fact that Dershowitz is so keen to share his humiliation with the public. Normal people tend to hide such an embarrassing developments. Dershowitz may have well developed a close affinity to himself being a victim. This tendency is indeed symptomatic within the Jewish identity discourse and Jewish culture. It is there to stop self-reflection. Rather than looking in the mirror Dershowitz celebrates self-pity hoping to buy some empathy amongst his supportive Jewish crowd. It reminds me an old Jewish joke. Why don’t Jews drink? Because it numbs the pain. Dershowitz, is not going to hide or let the pain fade, he would actually make it into his flag.
According to Dershowitz whom Noam Chomsky and many others regard as a ‘remarkable Liar’, the headmaster of the Friends Seminary, has broken his solemn promise to him, to bring him along to present the anti Atzmon argument.
Dershowitz insists that the headmaster of the seminary agreed to:
Speak at an assembly to the students about the “evils of anti-Semitism”.
Assigned Dershowitz’ essay to the students who were assigned my essay
Invite Deshowitz to address the students
Dershowitz suggests that the Seminary broke those 3 promises. “Apparently”, according to Dershowitz, “the students who were at the assembly have confirmed that the speakers only made things worse. The teacher who invited Atzmon talked about what a great musician he was. The headmaster was defensive about how his words were manipulated and justified bringing Atzmon based on Quaker principles.”
It doesn’t take a genius to realise that my work is compatible with Quaker philosophy – I preach peace and tolerance. Yet, I wonder how long is it going to take to Dershowitz to accept that my work is supported by some of the greatest humanists of our time, while he, has managed to buy himself a horrendous reputation of a compulsive liar and a defender of a genocidal State. How long will it take for Dershowitz, ADL and AZZs to accept that calling me an ‘anti Semite’ or a ‘holocaust denier’ is counter effective. First, because I am not. Second, because it only proves that Jewish culture has lost its capacity to engage in any process of self reflection or productive exchange.
By now it must be clear to my detractors that all those Jewish smear campaigns against myself and The Wandering Who only achieved one thing. They proved how valid my criticism of Jewish identity Politics is.
Dershowitz is deluded enough to believe that the real reason behind his rejection was “pressure from hard-left members” within the faculty. He is obviously wrong. Dershowitz ideology and manners are incompatible with humanism let alone Quaker philosophy. There is no room for Dershowitz in any pluralist or tolerant institute and not because of his supremacist or racist views, but because the elder Zionist is an opponent of elementary freedoms and human rights.
As one would expect, Dershowitz reverts to the usual Zionist pressure.
“Unless I am invited to address the students inside the school, I will appear outside the school, where I will hand out my essays to those students who are willing to read them and will address those students who have an interest in hearing a response to anti-Semitism. I am also considering inviting parents, students and other members of the Friends Seminary community to an event, in a venue outside the school, where these issues can be discussed openly and candidly.”
Watch some exciting moments from the MLK memorial concert @ Friends Meeting House, an event Dershowitz attempted to destroy
I am perplexed, if Dershowitz is so convinced by his argument, why wouldn’t he debate me? Is he afraid? Probably and he has a good reason. However, Dershowitz offer is indeed an amazing development, the notorious supremacist offers some free Zionist supplementary teaching for Quaker youngsters. This must be ideal, the students will be able to enjoy both worlds. They will encompass the true meaning of peace in the morning and then learn how to justify a Zionist massacre just before they go to bed. lol
Dershowitz ends his daily drivel saying, “the Friends Seminary, like other elite schools around the United States, teaches our future leaders.” For once, I agree with Dershowitz. This is exactly why the Quaker institute assigned a humanist paper by myself while Dershowitz and his paper were not allowed entry.
To read The Primacy of the Ear, the paper that was assigned by the Quaker faculty click here.
Gilad Atzmon’s New Book: The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish