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BBC Radio Interviews Gilad Atzmon about 'All that Jazz'

He is associated with the biggest names in musical history, but his heart is in the needs of the human beings.

Gilad Atzmon
Gilad Atzmon was on BBC World Services Radio Show

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Gilad Atzmon was interviewed by The BBC this week about what he describes as, "all that jazz"- and he is talking of course about Israel, the country he was born in; and Palestine, a land of downtrodden and broken people kept in a perpetual state of violence and terror, who have come to receive his love and dedication.

Gilad is a no-holes-barred writer who challenges the norms set in place by a one-sided society allowed to operate against civilians with impunity. We're talking of course about Israeli Defence Forces under the command of immoral political leaders who scream 'terrorist' as they terrorize a population whose land they have stolen piece by piece.

When it comes to these critical subjects, particularly Jewish identity politics, there is not a voice more clear in this world that Gilad's. His book, The Wandering Who? breaks barriers and forces an honest appraisal of the last six plus generations in the Holy Land. It has drawn fierce criticism from leading Jewish/Zionist personalities like Alan Dershowitz and many others, time and time again. Gilad has even been attacked from within the heavily infiltrated Palestinian freedom movement.

But all it really does is promote Gilad and his book.

A top, world level musician, this past member of Ian Dury and the Blockheads (Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll) is associated with the biggest names in musical history, but his heart is in the needs of the human beings who are barely hanging onto their existence.

He's also a dear friend and fellow Salem-News.com writer who generates content that pushes forward undeniable facts about the Middle east and continually addresses the simple question, what is right and what is wrong?

It is also worth pointing out that with this humanitarian, it is about more than just the politics; inevitably art and passion are the flavor and anyone who knows Gilad's work on the saxophone knows that the sounds of peace and hope literally fly from that musical instrument when he plays it. He is amazing and the band Gilad is central in today: Orient Ensemble, generates delicious and memorable tracks that can steal your breath when you are not expecting it.

This YouTube features the BBC World Services Radio Show with Gilad Atzmon


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Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.

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In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.

Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide. You can write to Tim at this address: tim@salem-news.com. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)

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