Bob Dylan is a Zionist

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Let us march to Bob Dylan’s home and demand he tell his followers where he stands on Zionism and Palistine? That Dylan empowers Trump in any way, is an outrage and a betrayal. He doen’t get to play Judas Priest after recieving the Noble and Pulitzer prize. He doesn’t get our money, then run to the Bank of Zion. Does our money fund Zionists?

“As soon as people in our group realized that Dylan was a permanent guest at our apartment they also came visiting. That’s how we introduced him to Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Bob Fass. We opened sort-of a cultural salon. Many people who wanted to meet Dylan ‘happened to be passing by our house.’ Terry introduced him to these people, including Rabbi Kahane.

Kayne West said he would have voted for Trump. What is it these musicians are not getting from those who love their music – AND THE MUSE? What deep seeded mental disorder is driving these MEN to embrace sincerely troubled people and their cause.

DEMAND AN ANSWER! Trump is a danger to all of Bohemia. Let these musicians strip naked, clothes themselves in sack clothe, and cross the wasteland to our ememy, fall at his knees, and humbly kiss his ass – in public, on T.V.

I may have found the explination for the Trump-Putin alliance. Putin is a radical Christian who wants to bring back the rule of the Czar (Caesar) Zionists have asked both men to rebuild the temple. How real this is, will be explored.

Jon Presco

“In 1971, Time Magazine reported that Dylan was “returning to is his Jewishness” and “getting into this ethnic Jewish thing.”  A friend of his told the magazine, ”He’s reading all kinds of books on Judaism, books about the Jewish resistance like the Warsaw ghetto. He took a trip to Israel last year that no one was supposed to know about and even, it is rumored, gave a large donation to the Israeli government.” The article continues:

Dylan denied giving money to Israel or to the fanatical Jewish Defense League, but he confesses great admiration for that “Never again” action group and its reckless leader Rabbi Meir Kahane. “He’s a really sincere guy,” says Bob. “He’s really put it all together.”
Yes, you read that right.  Bob Dylan said Meir Kahane, who favored the forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland and whose racist Kach party has since been banned from Israeli politics, is “a really sincere guy” who’s “really put it all together.”

The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, contacted Breaking Israel News to announce that the election of Trump, who has promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, coupled with Putin’s expressed desire for the Temple to be rebuilt, prompted the Jewish court to send a letter offering the two the opportunity to act as modern-day Cyrus figures: non-Jewish kings who recognize the importance of Israel and the Temple.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2016/11/18/kanye-west-says-i-would-have-voted-trump-if-voted/94063648/

No surprise Bob Dylan is visiting the ‘neighborhood bully’

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/michael-f-brown/bob-dylans-embrace-israels-war-crimes

Bob Dylan, playing guitar, with Allen Ginsberg and another man and child. From the Beit Hatfutsot exhibition
The Jewish couple that taught Bob Dylan Hebrew and introduced him to Zionism
A Jewish yippie couple videotaped dozens of hours of their famous friend in their late 1960s New York apartment – but alas, they will never be seen again.
By Dafna Arad Jul 04, 2016

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The curators of a new Bob Dylan exhibition called “Forever Young” now showing at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, faced a daunting task: finding as much interesting and hitherto unknown material about a living and active artist.
However, the most intriguing material they wished to include was unobtainable. These were dozens of hours of lost homemade films about Dylan, produced at the end of the 1960s while he was spending time in the New York home of Sali Ariel, now a 69-year-old artist living in Herzliya, and her then-husband Terry Noble.
At the end of the 1960s through the early 1970s, Ariel was part of Dylan’s entourage at the heart of New York’s bohemian crowd. She used to spend entire evenings with him, documenting everything on videotape. The recordings accompanied her and her husband at the time when they immigrated to Israel. “There were between 50 and 80 recordings,” Ariel told Haaretz, relating to the lost treasure.
“We kept them in shoe boxes, noting the dates and adding a few words. We screened the tapes once at the house of artist Claes Oldenburg. When I separated from my husband in 1976 I didn’t think of taking them from him. A few years later I wanted to view them and asked him for the tapes. By then he was religious with a family, and refused to let me view tapes in which we were documented naked and smoking. He also wanted to protect Dylan’s privacy and not breach his trust. When I pressured him again he told me he’d burned them all. I don’t know if that’s true. He died in 2000 and they might be in his children’s possession. Anyway, these were old recordings which probably got ruined if no one looked after them.”
The two young Jews from America were married in Sweden in 1967. They came to Israel but returned to the United States shortly afterwards, in 1968, setting up in a one-room apartment at the edge of the West Village in New York. Among the circle of extreme left revolutionary yippies Noble was known as “one-legged Terry” (he had lost a leg in an accident while working on a kibbutz in Israel), as well as a Zionist. The couple met Dylan through a friend called A.J. Weberman, “who was Dylan’s stalker,” says Ariel.
“He looked through Dylan’s garbage and published articles based on what he found. At first Dylan was angry, but ultimately these searches made Weberman a familiar name on the New York scene. “Celebrities in those days were quite exceptional and eccentric characters,” she says, laughing. “That’s how the idea was born that Terry teach Dylan Hebrew and that they play chess together. Dylan didn’t learn much from him – Terry spoke Hebrew with difficulty – but Dylan did learn about Israel and how to play backgammon, a game Terry learned before we met, when he was in Israel in the early 1960s in jail for stealing motorcycles.”

Bob Dylan on his motorcycle, 1964. From the Beit Hatfutsot exhibition
In the course of their acquaintance, relates Ariel, Noble planted the idea of Zionism in Dylan’s head, honing his Jewish identity. In the apartment shared by the couple, who had a stormy relationship, Dylan met Rabbi Meir Kahane, Israeli blues-rock musician Danny Litani and radical Jewish-American social activists Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman. On adventures with Dylan they met John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Kinky Friedman.
‘I didn’t fawn over him’
The two videotaped every moment. “I taped them playing music, playing backgammon, smoking, talking, walking the streets,” she says. “In those days that was a new and idealistic art form and we were at its forefront. Every person is the TV director of his own life who can produce his own films about himself. In those days cable TV was only at its beginning, and no one had thought of or had the technology for YouTube. Facebook and YouTube represent the fulfillment of that dream for me.”
She describes her former husband as an eccentric and blunt character, but very charismatic and funny. “Everyone who met him either loved him or hated him. Dylan surrounded himself with interesting people like that. He liked hanging out with Terry since Terry attracted all the attention, allowing Dylan to withdraw and remain quiet, which he liked. He started hanging out more and more in our apartment. He came every day for an hour or two after finishing recording in the studio and before going home.
“I’d tape them sitting on the bed playing backgammon and talking, Terry clad only in his white underpants, with his amputated stump covered in elastic bandages and Dylan wearing one of his silly hats, in his brown leather jacket and a scarf. One was fully dressed and hidden while the other was more-or-less naked.

Sali Ariel in her Herzliya home, Israel. Moti Milrod
“Between 1969 and 1971 we set out from the apartment on videotaping excursions through the streets of New York. My role was as cameraman and director with our newly invented half-inch portable video, and I taped them constantly.”
What was your relationship with Dylan like?
“What Dylan liked about me was that I didn’t fawn over him and was quite indifferent to his music and fame. I’m not a musical person and don’t go to concerts. I opposed the groupie phenomenon. Once, Dylan was there playing a sound track for a movie about our trip to Nebraska and I, considering myself the director, asked him to do a fade-out of the music, or in other words, to stop playing. Later my husband was angry with me, saying I was the only person in the world who’d ever told Dylan to stop playing.”
What did you like about Dylan?
“First of all, he was Bob Dylan. I wasn’t immune to that and I really loved him. He’s a sweet person, sincere, open, vulnerable and sensitive. I took care not to pierce his armor. He liked sitting with us peacefully, speaking softly and saying words of wisdom.
Jewish roots
In an article Noble wrote in 1987 for a periodical called Counterpoint, a scanned version of which went online, he wrote that Dylan liked listening to people, explaining that “the reason Bob wanted to get to know me was that I was Jewish and he collects Jews … His problem with being Jewish himself is that being Jewish is not very American. And Bob Dylan is the most American person I have ever met. Even today, when most of his fans are 40 and over, he represents young America, which is Christian while he is Jewish. And that’s a problem for him and for us.”
“We used to ask him what it was like to be so famous, and he’d say things like ‘when I was young I really wanted it and worked hard for it. But once you get there it’s different, you don’t want it anymore – you’re not the same person who wanted it earlier.’
“As soon as people in our group realized that Dylan was a permanent guest at our apartment they also came visiting. That’s how we introduced him to Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Bob Fass. We opened sort-of a cultural salon. Many people who wanted to meet Dylan ‘happened to be passing by our house.’ Terry introduced him to these people, including Rabbi Kahane.”

Bob Dylan with Pete Seeger at the Newport, Rhode Island Folk Festival in 1964. From the Beit Hatfutsot exhibition
How was the link with Kahane established?
“At some point everyone knew we were friends with Dylan. Someone representing Kahane contacted us, saying he wanted to meet Dylan. Terry was very Zionist in those days, walking around with a kippa [scullcap] on his head – being Israeli and Zionist were regarded positively then. Kahane was busy mainly with protecting Jews on the New York subways, emulating the success of the Black Panthers. This was a proud defense movement and no one regarded it as something negative.
“At that time Dylan connected with his Jewish roots and was very pro-Israel, talking about his wish to visit the Western Wall for his son’s bar mitzvah. Terry encouraged him in that and it happened. Terry then came to Israel, changing his name to Tuvia Chaim. Dylan visited him every time he came to Israel. Terry was his guide, taking him to Jerusalem, to kibbutzim, to the north and the West Bank.”
Who won at backgammon?
“I can’t remember anymore. I was, and still am, the best player, but I was usually occupied with other things, like making coffee for everyone, baking hash cookies and knitting kippot for Terry. I also followed them around, videotaping them. Clearly I was on the wrong side of the feminist revolution. One evening we were watching the Super Bowl with Dylan and others in Abbie Hoffman’s apartment in the East Village. The men were all in the living room watching the game. The women were all in the kitchen, baking and serving hash-laced brownies, talking about the wonderful smell of fresh laundry. But then, we were saying: ‘Look at us. Is this what we’re talking about?”
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/leisure/.premium-1.728688

Israel/Palestine

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You may have seen the recent letter by the Israeli peace and justice group “Boycott From Within” (BfW) asking Bob Dylan to heed the Palestinian call for BDS and therefore not perform in Israel.  The letter follows reports of Dylan’s 2011 summer tour, during which he will perform at Ramat Gan Stadium on June 20th.
The BfW letter hits all the right notes and speaks truth.  It asks Dylan ”not to perform in Israel until it respects Palestinian human rights,” explaining that “a performance in Israel, today, is a vote of support for its policies of oppression.”  The letter speaks of ethnic cleansing, land theft, martial law, air strikes, and massacres.  It beseeches the folk legend, who has “been part of a civil rights movement,” to stand with the oppressed against the aggressor.  BfW writes that “BDS is a powerful and united civil initiative in the face of a brutal military occupation and apartheid. It’s a nonviolent alternative to a waning armed struggle and it has reaped many successes and instilled much hope, in the past six years.”
Ha’aretz article proudly notes that the Dylan concert will be held “where Leonard Cohen and Elton John recently performed,” and is being promoted by “Marcel Avraham, the promoter who organized the Leonard Cohen and Elton John concerts – as well as the upcoming Justin Bieber concert that will be held over Passover.”
So, will Bob Dylan – the man who wrote “Masters of War” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’” in 1963 – heed the call?  Of course not.  Although Dylan would appear to be the perfect political ally, his human and civil rights bona fides have faded over time – to the point of non-existence.
In 1971, Time Magazine reported that Dylan was “returning to is his Jewishness” and “getting into this ethnic Jewish thing.”  A friend of his told the magazine, ”He’s reading all kinds of books on Judaism, books about the Jewish resistance like the Warsaw ghetto. He took a trip to Israel last year that no one was supposed to know about and even, it is rumored, gave a large donation to the Israeli government.” The article continues:
Dylan denied giving money to Israel or to the fanatical Jewish Defense League, but he confesses great admiration for that “Never again” action group and its reckless leader Rabbi Meir Kahane. “He’s a really sincere guy,” says Bob. “He’s really put it all together.”
Yes, you read that right.  Bob Dylan said Meir Kahane, who favored the forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland and whose racist Kach party has since been banned from Israeli politics, is “a really sincere guy” who’s “really put it all together.”
In 1983, twenty years after he sang, “you don’t count the dead” and “you never ask questions, when God’s on your side,” Dylan penned a song in response to the international outrage over the devastating Israeli assault on Lebanon in 1982, which took the lives of nearly 18,000 Lebanese civilians and wounded about 30,000 others.  The song did not mention the Sabra and Shatila Massacre, in which between 800 and 2,000 Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were murdered.  The Israeli Kahan Commission, published in February 1983, found that Israel bore “indirect responsibility” and Defense Minister Ariel Sharon “bears personal responsibility” for the massacre.
Rather, Dylan’s song, entitled “Neighborhood Bully” and featured on his Infidels album (which incidentally also contains the songs “Man of Peace” and “License to Kill“), is a bitter and indignant defense of Israel’s actions, an exercise in Zionist mythology, eternal victimization, and bogus “right to self-defense“ hasbara, that sounds like it was written collectively by Alan Dershowitz, Abe Foxman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Anthony Weiner, and Golda Meir.
Dylan sings of nameless (though obvious) “neighborhood bully,” labeled such by “his enemies” who “say he’s on their land” and have him “outnumbered about a million to one” with “no place to escape to, no place to run.”  And that’s just the first verse.
The hasbara escalates as the song continues.  Dylan sings of exile (“The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land”) and bigotry (“He’s always on trial for just being born”), of lonely survival and attempts at delegitization (“He’s criticized and condemned for being alive”), of the Osirak bombing, of deserts blooming.  The only way to believe how thick the Zionist talking points are laid on is to listen to the whole song, or read the complete lyrics (copied below).
Unfortunately for the BDS community and the courageous activists of BfW, Bob Dylan will not be an ally in the fight for justice or international law.  He made his choice decades ago.  It is Dylan who can apparently no longer see “where the people are many and their hands are all empty, where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters, where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison, where the executioner’s face is always well hidden, where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten, where black is the color, where none is the number.”
And, although Dylan once claimed that he’d “tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it, and reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it,” he has decided to stand with those who aggress and oppress, with those who starve and deprive, with those who surround and fly-over and bomb hospitals and deny, with those who steal land and resources, with those who reinvent and erase history, with those who criminalize memory and prioritize ethnicity and religion.
By ignoring the call to boycott and by performing in Israel this summer, Dylan is solidifying his reputation as one who – when it counted most – didn’t stand for morality and humanity.  Dylan once asked, “how many years can some people exist, before they’re allowed to be free?”  It seems that Dylan’s own answer to the Palestinians would be, “A while longer and don’t ask me to help.”  He has become his own rhetorical character: the man who turns his head, pretending he just doesn’t see.
So, the questions remain.  ”How many ears must one man have, before he can hear people cry?  How many deaths will it take ’til he knows that too many people have died?”  The answers are no longer simply blowing in the wind, however.  They are in discourse and education, flash mobs and rallies, sit-ins and walk-outs.  The answers are international law and humanitarian justice.  The answer is promoting basic morality and common decency.  The answer is raising public awareness.  The answer is opposing settler-colonialism, military aggression, collective punishment, air strikes and assassinations, drone attacks and white phosphorous, tear gas and torture, ethnic cleansing, diplomatic immunity, war crime impunity, ethnocentrism and supremacism, racism and discrimination, apartheid and occupation.  The answer is BDS.
And, as Bob Dylan told us himself, the times they are a-changing’.
Sadly, this time around, however, it seems Dylan does need a weatherman to know which way the wind’s blowing.

Neighborhood Bully

Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man
His enemies say he’s on their land
They got him outnumbered about a million to one
He got no place to escape to, no place to run
He’s the neighborhood bully

The neighborhood bully just lives to survive
He’s criticized and condemned for being alive
He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin
He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in
He’s the neighborhood bully

The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land
He’s wandered the earth an exiled man
Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn
He’s always on trial for just being born
He’s the neighborhood bully

Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized
Old women condemned him, said he should apologize.
Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad
The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad
He’s the neighborhood bully

Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim
That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him
’Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac
He’s the neighborhood bully

He got no allies to really speak of
What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love
He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied
But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side
He’s the neighborhood bully

Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace
They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease
Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep
They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep
He’s the neighborhood bully

Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone
Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon
He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand
In bed with nobody, under no one’s command
He’s the neighborhood bully

Now his holiest books have been trampled upon
No contract he signed was worth what it was written on
He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth
Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health
He’s the neighborhood bully

What’s anybody indebted to him for?
Nothin’, they say. He just likes to cause war
Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed
They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed
He’s the neighborhood bully

What has he done to wear so many scars?
Does he change the course of rivers? Does he pollute the moon and stars?
Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill
Running out the clock, time standing still
Neighborhood bully

– See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2011/04/no-surprise-dylan-is-visiting-the-neighborhood-bully/#sthash.4Tu6QVdd.dpuf

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