- 'Defamation' - Astonishing New Film
On Anti-Semitism Reviewed
- By Gilad Atzmon
I urge every person on this planet to watch Yoav Shamir's 'Defamation'
documentary about anti Semitism.
- (Note - Both YouTube and Channel 4 Have Blocked Access To The Film)
- To watch the entire film:
- or here:
- http://www.channel4.com/programmes/defamation/4od -3022029
- The film is an astonishing exposure of the morbid conditions that
entangle contemporary Jewish secular identity. It explores and ridicules the
current notion of anti Semitism and the lobbies that are engaged in
disseminating such a fear. It also exposes those Jewish ethnic campaigners
who, for some reason, insist on shaping their identity around the phantasmic
idea of being 'racially' chased, defamed or hated.
- Being an Israeli, Yoav Shamir, the man behind the film, has managed to
infiltrate into Abe Foxman's ADL. He even managed to join Foxman's 'international mission'. Shamir also followed an Israeli high
school expedition to Auschwitz. He provides us with some intimate footage of
Israeli youth being indoctrinated into collective anxiety and total neurosis
just before they join the IDF.
- The general image we are left with is no less than grotesque. The film
elaborates on the aggressive vulgar orchestrated amplification of fear
amongst Israelis and Zionist Jews. "We are raised to believe that we are
hated" says an Israeli high school girl on her way to a concentration camp.
"ADL provide us with a platform to be Jewish", says an American elder Jewish
- Shamir provides us with an opportunity to see how badly young Israelis
behave once in Poland. You watch their contempt to the local population and
disrespect to Polish people and institutes. You can also watch Israelis
project their hatred onto others. For some reason they are convinced that
everyone out there is as merciless as they happen to be. The Israeli
youngsters are saturated with fear, yet, they are having a good time, you
can watch them having a party dancing in a bus all the way to a Auschwitz.
You can see them munching crisps while watching a Musleman* prisoners
drinking his watered-down soup.
- * A physically exhausted prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp.
Dancing all the way to Auschwitz
- Shamir provides us with some unusual pictures of Abe Foxman mixing with
world leaders. Proudly the ADL leader is insisting on selling his favourite
product. Shamir presents the ADL's deal in some very plain words. "We (the
ADL) will be your allies in the American Congress, all we need in return is
you fighting anti Semitism along with us". Shamir realises that if Foxman
and the ADL can guarantee a free pass to the American corridors of power,
then the 'anti Semitic' message explored by the 'Protocols of the Elders Of
Zion' is rather relevant and should be discussed in the open.
- We can see Foxman and his international mission talking to the Ukrainian
President assuring him that the ADL could easily help him in America as long
as he doesn't "link the Holocaust and the
Holodomor (the Ukrainian Holocaust)".
"It will be counter effective" if you make such a link" Foxman tells the
- One may wonder how come Foxman who makes a living out of Jewish
disasters is so reluctant to allow the Ukrainians to reflect on their past
or to share it with others?
- Good question indeed, I believe that primarily it is Jewish
that is coming into play here. Foxman doesn't like his
raison d'Ítre i.e. the
Holocaust, to be in competition, eclipsed or even being challenged by any
other genocide. But it goes further, as Harvard Professor Yuri Slezkine's
confirms in his master piece The Jewish Century, Jews were actually
"Stalin's willing executioners". Bolshevik Jews were largely involved in the
genocidal crime against the Ukranian people and others. In case one wants to
read about 'Stalin's Jews' in an Israeli Zionist paper,
Ynet's Sever Plocker is a good place to start. "We mustn't forget that some
of the greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish" says Zionist Plocker.
Abe Foxman must know it all. He insists that the Ukrainians should not link
their horrifying past to the Shoa because he knows
that too many of his people are directly involved in the crimes against the
- Interestingly enough, in the film, it is the orthodox Jews who defy the
cry for anti Semitism. It is a Rabbi who argues that Abe Foxman creates anti
Semitism "because he needs a job". Another Rabbi argues that unlike orthodox
Jews who intrinsically associate their Jewishness with Judaism, the cry for
anti Semitism is a Jewish secular phenomenon that satisfies the secular
Jew's craving for identity. This indeed makes a lot of sense, once you take
Judaism from the Jew all you are left with is 'chicken soup' and 'anti
Semitism'. Foxman had to choose whether to open a kosher delicatessen or
chasing anti Semites. He clearly has chosen the latter. He and his crypto
Zionists within the left and the media are making a career amplifying the
fear of being chased.
- Unlike Uri Avneri and Norman Finkelstein who appear in the film and
argue that anti Semitism is exaggerated, I actually believe that resentment
towards Jewish politics is rising rapidly and constantly. However, I do
differentiate between the Judeo centric notion of anti Semitism and
political resentment towards Jewish ideology. I do not regard anti Jewish
activity as a form of anti-Semitism or racial hatred for Jews are neither
Semites nor do they form a racial continuum whatsoever.
- The rise of hatred towards any form of Jewish politics and Jewish
lobbies is a reaction towards a tribal, chauvinist and supremacist ideology.
If political Jews whether Zionist or 'Jewish anti Zionists' are concerned
with themselves losing popularity, all they need to do, is to learn to look
in the mirror. Self-reflection is liberation as long as one is courageous
enough to face the truth