Atzmon […] refrains from mentioning any other ethnic, religious or national minority identity as problematic. It seems that it is only Jews that destructively cling on to their identities. […]
Atzmon reserves his greatest contempt for secular, left-wing, anti-Zionist Jews. To campaign for universal values while identifying as a Jew is contradictory at best and mendacious at worst. To campaign as a Jew for the Palestinians and against Zionism is to automatically invalidate one’s own argument. Since Jewish identity is the cause of Palestinian oppression, it cannot contribute to Palestinian liberation. Only through the renunciation of Jewish identity can those who are born Jewish bring peace and justice to the world.
Atzmon argues that the politics of anti-Zionist Jews, neo-cons and every other kind of Jew are simply part of one interdependent Jewish political identity, engendered by what Atzmon calls the ‘holocaust religion’. […] The holocaust religion, according to Atzmon, requires Jews to infiltrate all of society and politics. […] Ultimately, The Wandering Who? boils down to a number of hoary old anti-semitic tropes:
When Jews appear to be assimilating, they are really infiltrating and subverting.
When Jews identify themselves as Jews, they are primitive separatists.
Jews are obsessively concerned with attaining power and influence.
Jews are responsible for the hatred they attract.
The holocaust myth is simply a Jewish strategy to gain power through the world’s guilt. […]
The book is endorsed by figures like Richard Falk, John Mearsheimer and Karl Sabbagh who, while strong critics of Israel and Zionism, should have heard alarm bells ringing when they saw the chapter entitled ‘Swindler’s List’. Ironically, it is precisely Atzmon’s Jewish background that gains him this platform, providing an alibi for his antisemitism.
Davvero non ce la fanno ad ammettere che tra Peace Now, eroici pacifisti israeliani che vanno fieri di quante abitazioni ebraiche riescono a distruggere nei Territori e Gilad Atzmon, che vorrebbe distruggere ogni traccia di presenza ebraica ovunque, c’e’ solo una differenza di gradazioni.
Se lo ammettessero, salterebbe quella identita’ cosmopolita da salotto, che tanto lustro gli ha dato, quando c’erano in circolo piu’ soldi, e in palio piu’ prestigio.