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Gilad Atzmon returns to Portland

Gilad Atzmon photos from last year's performance in Portland, Oregon by Tim King Global News Centre

Gilad Atzmon photos from last year’s performance in Portland, Oregon by Tim King Global News Centre

London’s number one jazz saxophonist; author and political commentator, Gilad Atzmon, returns to Oregon for a memorable discussion and performance.

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Gilad Atzmon, philosopher, jazz artist, political commentator and satirist,  returns to Portland Friday, May 15th (Nakba Day), he will be speaking, showing off his latest book and taking questions at 7pm at the Lucky Lab on 915 SE Hawthorne.  Donations will be taken at the door.

Gilad’s writings can be found on his excellent website http://www.gilad.co.uk/ .  His previous book The Wandering Who:  A Study of Jewish Identity Politics drew a sharp line highlighting Jewish support for Zionism, and calling out the Jewish identity politics that prevent Israeli and Diaspora Jews from realizing that they have more in common with Palestinians than with this amorphous and supremacist  ideology.

Human rights and tension



“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” - Einstein

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

(BETHLEHEM)  Occupied Palestine) Many French readers wrote to say they appreciated the presence of Mahmoud Abbas in the rally in Paris Sunday. I agree it was good to show solidarity with people in France (we also had vigils in Ramallah and Hebron among other places). Now we wish that Mr Abbas would go to Gaza and lead a march to commemorate both the 16 victims in Paris and also the 2200 victims in Gaza. And perhaps like Gandhi he and other PLO leaders could declare a fast until the blockade is lifted (already 4 died from cold weather).

Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites – the ebook

Ashraf Ezzat’s new ebook cover art – soon on Kindle stores

Ashraf Ezzat’s new ebook cover art – soon on Kindle stores

This is not a misleading title. The author not only means every word of it but will also substantiate his claim with evidence-based findings. In the exposition he promises to reveal one of the biggest acts of deception in history hidden behind the myth of Egyptian Pharaohs. And yes, the whole story of Egypt ever being ruled by so called Pharaohs is nothing but a pure myth and a blatant deception.

Dr. Ashraf Ezzat Global News Centre

(ALEXANDRIA)  Get ready to think the unthinkable and imagine the never thought imaginable, for if Egypt knew no Pharaohs then it goes without saying that Egypt never Knew Moses either. And if Moses never set foot in Egypt, then The Exodus’ road map into the Promised Land has to be redrawn.

Palestine in the eye of the storm

Mrs. Gayton battled health issues.

We are told, as civilized nations, that in cases of dispute or misunderstanding let us all resort to the UN for amicable solutions. Yet every resolution that has been passed requiring Israel to fulfill its international obligations towards Palestine is brushed aside. Every time a resolution condemning Israel reaches the UN Security Council it is vetoed by the US.

Jafar M. Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON)  As some of you might know, 2014 was designated by the United Nations as the year of solidarity with Palestine. As it draws to an end has it been? I don’t think so. 2014 brought us yet more loss of land, blood and treasure. And the gloom doesn’t seem anywhere near lifting. Some of you might say that the world is more aware and the Palestinian Cause is talked about and discussed in the social media every day. I agreed, but change has been affected? What hope is there for my people and my land?

Future of Israeli-Palestinian peace ‘more uncertain than ever,’ warns senior UN official


An Israeli Security Forces vehicle lights a gate in the security fence that separates farmers in the Biddu enclave from their land in the Seam Zone, which is the land between the 1949 Armistices Line and the West Bank Barrier. Photo: Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives

The international community’s growing impatience with the regional stalemate and the simmering tensions between Israelis and Palestinians was recently highlighted by parliamentary decisions in France, Spain and Portugal to recognize a Palestinian state.

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(NEW YORK UN)  The quest for peace between Israel and the Palestinians has reached a “dramatic” crossroads, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, told the Security Council today in his briefing on the situation, warning that the region’s future remains “more uncertain than ever.”

Re-branding God

God-4According to the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel today there are over 50 discriminatory laws against Palestinian civilians in Israel in all areas of life, including their rights to political participation, access to land, education, state budget resources, and criminal procedures.

Jafar M Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON)  Cast your thoughts back, if you will, to the very origins of this idea of the oneness of God. As far as we know this one God is a benevolent, loving and peaceful God, lording it over all mankind. Whether he/she actually exists or was invented to subdue the masses is a different matter.

The most spoken of and followed God is the God of the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims. An intelligent human being living in this global village of ours in the 21st century may well be excused for thinking to themselves, “But what about the Gods of the Buddhists? The Hindus? The Sikhs? The Shintos? Why are these shoved aside? Or is it because the God of Abraham is the one and only? Nevertheless, whoever he or she is must be sitting uncomfortably on that imaginary throne up there in heaven, looking down at what has become of his creation and at what his flock is doing in his name.

“Dahiya” author Eisenkott named next IDF Chief

haaretz-haron-kaminskyThe record is unmistakable and distressing. Israel deals with its Palestinian and Lebanese neighbors in terms of total annihilation, a reality known to those Western political leaders who rushed to support Israel’s 2014 Gaza invasion with a mantra dictated from Tel Aviv, “Israel has a right to defend itself”.

Dr. James Wall Global News Centre

(CHICAGO)  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this week that on February 15, 2015, Major General Gadi Eisenkott (right) will be sworn in as Chief of Staff of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).

General Eisenkott is well-known in Israel as the author of Israel’s military Dahiya Doctrine, which he first enunciated in October 2008 while serving as commander of the IDF’s northern front.

Gilad Atzmon on ‘Jew, Judaism, Jewishness’ - an interview with Bill Alford

The Wandering Who?



Author of runaway best seller The Wandering Who? discusses Three Jewish ID Categories: Religious Jew, Born a Jew and Politicized Jew aka Jewishness.

Jewishness pertains most. It is a problematic mix of ideology and culture. Atzmon characterized Jewishness as different manifestations of Jewish self-loving. Zionism, he observes, is just one form of Jewishness amongst many. Jewish Left is as exeptionalist and similarly exclusive.

Atzmon emphasizes the bane of Political Correctness - politics that allows for no opposition. He submits Political Correctness has been a Jewish Left Project for forty years, the period hearts & minds of The West have been essentially captured.

The important questions about Israel, and its supporting Lobby, are not even asked - What Is Jewishness and what are the relationships between Jews, Judaism, Zionism and Jewishness?

Was Jesus Crucified?

Agron Belica John the Baptist
Spiritual Beast

Spiritual Beast

In this book, Agron Belica offers a fresh interpretation of the momentous events on a hillock beyond the walls of Jerusalem nearly two millennia ago: the Crucifixion. Belica asks disconcerting questions about the received version of gospel “history” and gives free rein to his inquisitive nature. Many of his ideas and speculations will strike the casual reader schooled in the ancient Biblical Traditions with which they conflict as unhistorical, impossible, and unbelievable. Yet, when questioning established premises, the impossible may often be shown to be possible, as Socrates was fond of doing.

A catastrophe declared

Deir Yassin was one of the first massacres committed against the Palestinian population by Israeli terrorist groups.

Deir Yassin was one of the first massacres committed against the Palestinian population by Israeli terrorist groups.

One of many Jewish historians,  Avi Schlaim, emeritus professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford said, “Britain had no moral or political or legal right to promise the land that belonged to the Arabs to another people.  The Balfour Declaration was both immoral and illegal.”

Jafar M Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON)  Today is the 97th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. A day that is indelibly engraved on the heart of every Palestinian.


Muhsin Corbbrey Gaza

Muhsin Corbbrey Global News Centre

The idea that “might makes right” can be found discussed in the works of Plato which date back to 380 BC, although the issue probably has existed since the days of the cave man. This cynical comment about the powerful can be seen in today’s world stage as powerful world leaders attempt to justify their aggressions by labeling their opponents “terrorists.” Innocent civilians are often slaughtered on both sides of the resulting conflicts, yet the “mighty” claim to have a legitimate moral authority to slaughter, while damning those who resist their aggressions as criminal evildoers. Very often, the big guy responds to resistance in a very disproportionate manner. Ring any bells? 

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