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Oliver Stone Apologized for Telling the Truth

Instead of silencing criticism, Edelstein, Steinberg and others better look in the mirror because the time is running out for Israel and its supporters.

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Learn more, visit Gilad's Website

(LONDON) - There you go, Oliver Stone apologized for suggesting that the Jewish lobby controls Washington's foreign policy and that Hitler's actions should be put into context.

In fact, Stone’s apology confirms Stone’s argument. We are subject to constant assault by Jewish and Israeli gatekeepers who insist on controlling the political and historical discourse and defy any possible criticism of Jewish national affairs.

“In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret,” Stone said in a statement released late Monday, the day after his remarks were published in a British newspaper.

JTA reported today that Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, was among the Jewish organizations and Israeli officials to condemn the remarks.

Steinberg in a statement said Stone's apology "was necessary and we accept it. But whether he acted out of sincerity or as a desperate response to the moral outcry at his comments is an open question," he added. "He must be judged by his future words and deeds.”

Steinberg demands “sincerity” and future subservience. I would actually expect him to join Stone and be slightly more enthusiastic about historical research and contextual thinking.

Elan Steinberg

Israeli spinmaster Yuli Edelstein

Israel's propaganda minister’, Yuli Edelstein, was also among those who had condemned Stone's remarks early Monday. "They are nauseating, anti-Semitic and racist, Not only is he showing ignorance, he is demonizing Jews for no reason and returning to the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion.'

Interesting indeed. Stone doesn’t refer to race. There is nothing anti Semitic in his remark whatsoever unless telling the truth is a form of anti Semitism. Moreover, Stone didn’t demonize Jews for being Jews, he described some actions committed by Jewish institutional lobbies, actions that are now academically documented and studied. He did it for a good reason. Stone is probably patriotic or pragmatic enough to gather that peace is important.

"When a man of Stone's stature speaks in this way”, said Edelstein, “it can bring waves of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment, and may even damage Jewish communities and individuals." Edelstein is almost correct. Stone was brave enough to tell the truth about Jewish power, he probably wasn’t courageous enough to stand for it, which is understandable. However, Edelstein and other Jewish leaders better realise that Stone is far from being mad, anti Semitic or racist. Stone told the truth as we all see it.

Instead of silencing criticism, Edelstein, Steinberg and others better look in the mirror because the time is running out for Israel and its supporters.

Coming Soon- David Cameron apologizes for telling the truth about Gaza being a prison Camp.


Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel in 1963 and had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). As a multi-instrumentalist he plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet and Flutes. His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He has been described by John Lewis on the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz".

Gilad Atzmon's essays are widely published. His novels 'Guide to the perplexed' and 'My One And Only Love' have been translated into 24 languages.

As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys and many others. Learn more about Gilad by visiting his Website

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gp July 28, 2010 7:42 pm (Pacific time)

Well, when you google this whole debate re Stone and his remarks it is pretty clear who controls the media...He is a good guy, they want to hang him cuz he hangs with Tariq Ali. And because he gives the south a good rap.

Osotan; July 28, 2010 6:55 pm (Pacific time)

be careful Tim.,they got god on their side and need to be ever vigilant the Palestinians may want their land back.,the land israel stole in 1947.,remember? The Palestinians sure as hell do.

Tim King: Hey brother, I know what you mean, just had a nice Israeli tell me he hopes I 'drown in the sh*t that I write' on the story about the IDF and depleted uranium and falling Israeli sperm counts.  I guess I really pissed the guy off, but in reality I hope people in Israel read the story and are able to help themselves, rather than the opposite.  I have never heard of drowning in sh*t, how would that happen?  I think some people are simply disillusional and its not always you or me brother!  SF  

A reader July 28, 2010 2:45 pm (Pacific time)

I am amazed that you are running an editorial by an unabashed anti-semite which repeats verbatim racist lies straight from Mein Kampf and the Hamas charter. It contains threatening, implicitly genocidal language. In addition, my professional opinion is that Atzmon has a seriously mental illness (this piece is relatively sane, but many of his other writings are not), so you are also taking advantage of and supporting the delusions of a very sick man.

Do you truly support anti-semitism and genocide? Because by publishing this repulsive piece, that is what you are doing.

Editor: I am very offended that you make these off base accusations, there really is no shame on your part though is there?  I think you are one of those people who wants to wipe Palestinian people 'from the map' and I say, 'never again' to that.  Your apparent superiority complex is killing the children of this world and you have ridiculous facilities of thought if you actually think you can convince people of this much longer.  We criticize Israel's GENOCIDE of Palestine and we pull no punches, withdraw no statements, this is our sword held in defiance of Israel which has turned around to become as bad as its own former enemy.  That enemy by the way, the dirtbag Nazi racists of WWII, were primarily defeated by Americans and British and Russian forces and you should appreciate that, just like the massive numbers of Russians and Chinese who died during WWII, your Jewish losses are in no way more significant than any other lives lost in that war, get over it, thank God for people like our friend Gilad Atzmon and for Oliver Stone. 

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