Spanish national broadcaster RTVE laughs along with Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon claims that Fagin and Shylock accurately represent Jewish identity, the credit crunch was caused by the Jews, the Holocaust is a religion, and Hitler may be proved right about the Jews. He argues  the Jewish lobby in Germany provoked the Nazis into fighting back. At a recent jazz show, he “joked” that throwing the Jews into the sea, would be unfair on the sea.

The Spanish newspapers El Pais and El Mundo recently praised Atzmon uncritically, for his political positions on Jews and Israel. Antisemitism is prevalent within Spanish media and society.

Now the publicly-funded Spanish national broadcaster RTVE has published an interview with Gilad Atzmon, in which he speaks entirely about Jews, and barely says anything jazz.

Here are some quotes from the interview:

7:34 “all the Holocaust indoctrination, it was pretty heavy on me”
11:44 “my findings actually reveal the embarrassing fact that every form of Jewish politics is morbid, is dangerous, is tribal, is racially supremacist, is racist to the bone”

15:15 “Jewishness is different forms of ideology and politics that celebrate Jewish tribal supremacy”

17:48 “Jews didn’t invent tribalism. Tribalism is a human feature. They are just very good at it, some of them. Especially those who identify as Jews. Why? I would love to say why we are so good at it – although I don’t regard myself as a Jew any more – because we practise it for 3000 years!”

20:17 “Gay political philosophy is very similar. It’s very interesting because quite a few of those who oppose me, are actually Jewish and Palestinian gay activists”. RTVE: “Interesting.”  *laughs* GA:” It is very interesting but they wouldn’t admit this is what they oppose because they don’t have an argument. I argue that the difference between a Jew and a Zionist, is not very different from the difference between Homosexual and Gay. Homosexual is a sexual preference. Gay is a political identity. Very interesting. […] When I realised that there is some similarity between Jewish tribal discourse, Jewish identity politics and gay politics, I started to look into it. […] I was shocked to find out that all, or most of the scholars in the gay political discourse were Jews.”

22:00 “I learned about the book of Esther from a militant lesbian feminist spoke about Queen Esther, how she manipulated the goyim, how she manipulated her husband and how she won, and I thought oh my g-d, this is exactly the story what AIPAC, or the Jewish lobby, is doing in America!”

It is unsettling that such an interview should be published by a national broadcaster in 21st century Europe.

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