Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music surrenders to Zionist pressure
Gilad Atzmon writes:
Yesterday I learned that my concert at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) this coming Thursday, 5 March, had been cancelled due to Zionist pressure. I spoke to the RNCM’s marketing director who told me that the concert was cancelled due to “safety reasons”. It seems that the venue felt “unable to guarantee my safety”. Given that I’m now a fairly big boy, this would be somewhat amusing except for the terrible implication that the threat of Zionist violence has now made it to Britain. It took a few hours before I found out that it was the ultra-Zionist North West Friends of Israel that had put pressure on the music school.
As usual, they have produced a pile of lies about my work and my writing. They suggest that my concerts were “fostering anti-Semitism”, which is obviously a complete lie. In fact, not once has anyone logged a complaint about my concerts or my talks.
The North West Friends of Israel also refer to the “sensitivity of Jewish students”, ignoring the fact that since its day of inception the Orient House Ensemble has always included Jewish musicians and, if this were not enough, many of our promoters and supporters are also Jewish.
The North West Friends of Israel also argue that my book The Wandering Who? has been called “probably the most anti-Semitic book published in recent years”, forgetting to mention that it is a best seller in Britain, the USA and many other countries, and has been endorsed by some of the greatest humanists of our time.
They also forget to mention that not a single country, including Israel, has banned the book or declared it unlawful. And yes, the book is indeed critical of Jewish identity politics and exposes the exact same Jewish political lobbying which the North West Friends of Israel yesterday exercised in Manchester.
It’s worth noting that the Zionist pressure group substantiated its “arguments” by referring to the writing of none other than Alan Dershowitz, currently implicated in a huge sex scandal. This puzzles me. Would the RNCM cancel my concert based on criticism of my work by the likes of, say, Jimmy Saville or Garry Glitter? You decide.
This morning I referred this issue to my legal team. I also learned that very soon a petition will be launched denouncing the RNCM and calling on it to put this matter right.
In the meantime, please write or call the RNCM on:
Tel: +44-161 907 5200
Fax: +44-161 273 7611