Top UN official Richard Falk recently provided the cover endorsement for a book condemned as anti-Semitic even by the most anti-Israel activists. Now Falk is trying to meet the anti-Semite author for lunch in London (h/t @anarchozionist):
As we’ve noted, Atzmon’s book asks whether “Hitler might have been right after all.” The British Foreign Office last year condemned Falk for endorsing it.
It’s unclear why Britain ever granted Falk entry to spend the past several months spreading hatred in the UK.
As documented in The New Republic, Atzmon boasts about drawing “insights from a man who… was an anti-Semite as well as a radical misogynist,” a hater of “almost everything that fails to be Aryan masculinity,” declares himself a “proud, self-hating Jew,” writes with “contempt” of “the Jew in me,” and describes himself as “a strong opponent” of “Jewish-ness.”
The Atzmon book endorsed by Falk is so vile that 20 anti-Zionist activists, including Omar Barghouti and Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah, condemned the book and its author for racism and anti-Semitism.
Even Tony Greenstein, founding member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, member of “Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods” and proud “Socialist, anti-Zionist, anti-racist” pleaded in vain for Falk to pull his endorsement of the anti-Semitic book:
… how to explain how senior academics, an Emeritus Professor of International Law, can write such gushing rubbish in the blurb for Atzmon’s anti-Semitic work of literary art. Why is it so difficult to see that the concept of a Jewish conspiracy, besides being ridiculous in its own right, explains nothing, least of all why non-Jews and are the most fervent supporters of Zionism. It was with this in mind that I wrote to Richard Falk and he replied. I am still none the wiser…
As CiF Watch notes:
[M]erely characterizing Gilad Atzmon as antisemitic doesn’t do him justice. Atzmon advances hateful, demonizing rhetoric about Jews which is on par with the most vile Judeophobic charges ever leveled, and which is often as crude and malevolent as what would be heard at a meeting of neo-Nazis or Islamist extremists.
Atzmon also has questioned whether the Holocaust occurred, while simultaneously arguing that, if Hitler’s genocide did occur, it can partly be explained by Jews’ villainous behavior. On this latter note, he claimed that Hitler’s views about Jews may one day be proven right.
Atzmon also explicitly charges that Jews are indeed trying to take over the world, and has endorsed of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, arguing about the document that “it is impossible to ignore its prophetic qualities and its capacity to describe” later Jewish behavior.