Tony Greenstein is a Jewish anti-Zionist activist who believes that Zionism is like Nazism, that Zionists helped the Nazis carry out the Holocaust, and that Israel is an apartheid state.
And…he has just announced that he is suing Gilad Atzmon, a Jewish, rabidly anti-semitic jazz musician and anti-Zionist activist.
If you haven’t followed this story–which is perfectly acceptable, since it involves a battle of wills between two idiots–here is the background: Lately, these “activists” have been involved in a public feud, with Greenstein lashing out against Atzmon’s anti-semitism and Atzmon declaring that Greenstein is a closet Zionist and racial supremacist, yadda, yadda.
Greenstein is so mad that he’s decided to seek assistance from (gasp!) the “bourgeois” court system:
“Atzmon’s response to political criticism is not to respond politically but by making vicious personal allegations against his detractors….His behaviour is designed to ridicule, intimidate and isolate his critics and in particular Jewish anti-Zionists or what he terms ‘crypto Zionists and 3rd Category Jews’. Most of his allegations originate on far-right Kahanist sites and he actually thanks one of these Zionists publicly.
Some of Atzmon’s allegations could endanger the physical security of those whom he is making the allegations about. In particular is allegations that anti-Zionist Jews are in essence nothing but Zionist agents within the Palestine solidarity movement. But above all it is designed to demonise individuals and legitimise racism in the solidarity movement.
I have therefore come to the conclusion, as the primary recipient of his abuse, that there is little alternative but to use the bourgeois courts to seek redress.
I have therefore issued proceedings in respect of:
False allegations of serious criminal conduct and fraud. concerning alleged offences over 20 years ago, contrary to s.8 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
False allegations of violent crimes, in particular against Jewish people
False allegations of race hate crimes against Jewish people
False allegations of vandalising church property”
Makes me wish that we could once again legalize dueling.