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Controversy of Zion: Interview with Gilad Atzmon

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This week on SOTT Talk Radio we're talking with Gilad Atzmon, world-renowned Jazz musician, essayist, and author. Touring the world with the Orient House Ensemble he founded in London in 2000, Atzmon is an outspoken critic of Israel's policies, not least towards the Palestinians and neighbouring countries.

Born in Israel and grandson to an early Zionist 'freedom fighter', to say that Atzmon's insights about Israel and 'The Jewish Question' have raised a few hackles would be an understatement! Despite receiving support from such high-profile public figures as U.S. academic John Mearsheimer and U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk, Atzmon's book The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics has been roundly condemned in Western media.

Accused of being 'anti-semitic' and a 'self-hating Jew', Atzmon counters his critics by continuing to shed light on the strong taboo against questioning Israel or the involvement of high-profile Jewish figures in global 'big power games'.

We hope you'll join us for our discussion with Atzmon this Sunday 20th of April. Please note that we’re broadcasting at a different time this week, two hours later than usual: from 4-6pm EST (1pm-3pm PST, 10pm-12am CET, 9-11pm GMT).

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