“Remember the solidarity shown to Palestine here and everywhere and remember also that there is a cause to which many people have committed themselves, diffuculties and terrible obstacles notwithstanding. Why? Because it is a just cause, a noble ideal, a moral quest for equality and human rights,” Professor Edward Wadie Said (1935-2003), an American Christian academic of Palestinian parents. Watch his daughter Najla Said describing her visit to Gaza.
Gilad Atzmon is an Israel-born writer and an award-winning Jazz musician. He is also a war veteran (Medic) during Israeli occupation of Beirut in 1982. He got disgusted with the Israel’s religious and political/social racism and immigrated to Britain. Now, he hates to be called ‘Israeli’ and considers himself as a ‘Hebrew speaking’ Palestinian. Gilad claims to have received 200 death threats so far.
Last month, Gilad Atzmon spoke (video below) at the Stuttgart Conference on Palestine held in Germany on November 26-28, 2010.
“We all agree about one state – which is the only ethical, universal and viable solution. However, the universalism is very foreign to Jewish culture.”
“The world “Shalom” doesn’t mean “peace” – in Jewish culture it mean “security of the Jewish people”.
“The “loving your neighbor” is quite foreign to Jewish culture”.
“The political concept of Western is disastrous. Look at their actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
“A few weeks ago a very brave Israeli came up with names of 200 Israeli war criminals in Gaza. Some Israeli media outlets blamed me for leaking that information.”
“The Israel’s comparison with Nazi Germany is wrong because Israel claims to be a ‘democracy’ while Germany under Nazis was not. Israeli are worse than Nazis”.
“Israel’s comparison with appartheid South Africa is wrong. South Africa never carried out the ethnic-cleansing of the Native Africans as Israelis are carrying-out against the Native Palestinians.”
“Israelis are doomed. The US, Britain and Germany would not be able to save them. Ultimately, they are subject to Palestinians’ kindness”.