Events around date of publication of this item.
|Tue, 5 May 2009|
|Settlers destroy dozens of trees in Sinjil|
|Mon, 4 May 2009|
|Israeli occupation forces invade several Palestinian villages in the West Bank; harass and kidnap at least 10 Palestinian civilians|
|Sun, 3 May 2009|
|Settler uses bulldozer to destroy at least 5 acres of orchards and damages hundreds of trees|
|Sat, 2 May 2009|
|Israeli air force manuevers practice refuelling over Gibraltar|
|Israeli war planes bomb Rafah border attempting to destroy tunnels; at least two killed|
| May 2009|
| Pressured by Israel, Obama became third U.S. president to issue secret written pledge not to press Israel to give up its nuclear weapons|
|Wed, 29 Apr 2009|
|Israeli occupation forces invade several Palestinian villages in the West Bank; harass Palestinian civilians; block entrance and ransack houses|
|Sun, 26 Apr 2009|
|Israeli police confiscate computers of New Profile members|
|Fri, 24 Apr 2009|
|end of Durban Review Conference|
|Thu, 23 Apr 2009|
|Israeli interior ministry forces demolish grocery shop in the unrecognized village of Hura|
|Tue, 21 Apr 2009|
|Israeli occupation forces invade several West Bank towns; ransack houses, harass and kidnap at least 15 Palestinian civilians|
|Mon, 20 Apr 2009|
|start of Durban Review Conference|
|Sat, 18 Apr 2009|
|end of Ehud Barak orders the closure of the West Bank during the Passover holidays|
|Fri, 17 Apr 2009|
|Israeli occupation forces violently repress non-violent Palestinian demonstration at Bilin; one dead, dozens wounded|
|Thu, 16 Apr 2009|
|Settlers threaten to invade the Haram Sharif compound where the Al Aqsa mosque is located|
|Israeli occupation forces invade several Palestinian villages in the West Bank; harass and kidnap Palestinian civilians; ransack kindergarten|
|Tue, 14 Apr 2009|
|Israeli occupation forces several villages in the West Bank; kidnap and harass Palestinian civilians; close-off village|
|Mon, 13 Apr 2009|
|start of Ehud Barak orders the closure of the West Bank during the Passover holidays|
|Wed, 8 Apr 2009|
|Settlers with IOF support conduct pogrom in the village of Safa; dozens of Palestinians wounded|
|Israeli occupation forces invade the Nablus area; kidnap and harass Palestinian civilians; ransack houses|
Letter to MAP re Atzmon jazz concert
: Letter to MAP re Atzmon jazz concertBy
: Tony Greenstein Date of issue
30 April 2009People/entities mentioned in this item:
Commentary (by a person who is not a member of the UCC Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Source of letter: this was distributed widely by Tony Greenstein; email was forwarded to PIWP by one of the recipients
Additional Commentary (by Paul de Rooij
-- 4 May 2009 (amended 12 Nov 2009))
Here is another demonstration of Tony Greenstein's obsession with Gilad Atzmon, and his attempts to censor or bar Atzmon from performing or speaking in public; this seems to be Greenstein's principal preoccupation. And how much difference have Tony Greenstein's ruminations made for the Palestinians? How many funds has Greenstein raised for MAP, the charity he seeks to persuade to distance itself from Atzmon? The answer is evident.
Another interesting observation is that Greenstein got about 30 mostly Jewish people to sign a letter/petition for MAP not to accept the proceeds from Gilad's concert. Here is a group of Jews petitioning Palestinians not to accept donations for Gaza from Gilad! Now, isn't that nice!? TonyG quickly removed those names to avoid further embarassment.
One can't take Greenstein seriously when pontificating about anything – the little squirt doesn't have any moral standing. On this count, it behooves Palestinians and solidarity activists to distance themselves from this snake in the grass.
»Email sent by Greenstein to his buddies to join the campaign to dissociate MAP from Gilad Atzmon
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 20:59:18 +0000
Subject: Letter to MAP re Atzmon jazz concert
A number of us have agreed to send a letter to Medical Aid for Palestinians concerning a benefit concert which Gilad Atzmon is playing tonight for them.
It is not intended that this letter will be publicised but that it should show the depth of feeling of people concerning someone who is clearly anti-Semitic.
The phrase 'opponents of Zionism' rather than 'anti-Zionists' has been used so that those who are non-Zionists can feel able to sign, as some have.
If you are happy to have your signature added, can you please just reply back saying that you agree.
I should add that the feedback we have got from MAP already is that they are very sympathetic to this and this is really intended to show them the depth of peoples' feeling. Atzmon is now openly
consorting with people like Michel Renouf, an open holocaust denier and co-ordinator of a support campaign for fellow hd'ers like Irving and Ernst Zundel who come into conflict with the law.
Letter sent to MAP follows