The international Jazz Saxophonist Gilad Atzmon was honored at the opening ceremony of the "Fourth Global Convention of Solidarity with Palestine" organized by the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine, that is being held on Sunday in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Atzmon said that if he lives again he will do the same thing because his conscience is satisfied.
"We are all Palestinians and we are all committed to the right of return to Palestine."
The rebellious artist was born in Tel Aviv in 1963, he is a member of a secular Jewish family, and he was trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem until he became professional jazz saxophonist. He immigrated to London in 1994, where he joined the University of Essex and received a master's degree in philosophy.
Atzmon got the British citizenship in 2002, and renounced his "Israeli" citizenship, rejecting the brutal practices of the Zionists against the Palestinians.
The international artists has compared "the Jewish Ideology" to that of the Nazis and has described Israel's policy toward the Palestinians as genocide. He has lost many job offers in the United States because of his positions.
Aztmoun has launched several pieces of music of through which he highlights the sufferings of the oppressed people in Palestine, promising himself to keep the tune that will always portray the champions of free resistance in all the world.
- Short video about Atzmon
- Honoring Atzmon
- Statement of Atzmon
- International Jazz Saxophonist Gilad Atzmon