In the interview Atzmon, as a former Israeli Jew who has gone through a long process of self-examination, examination of the Holocaust, Zionism, Jewishness, and Jewish anti-Zionists, offers some insights on important issues related to these concepts.
I think that when it comes to Israel and ‘Jewish power’ every humanist, including myself, has a conflict to handle. I would formulate it as such: ‘how can I tell the truth about Israel, the Lobby, and Zionism and still maintain my position as a humanist’. It took me very many years to learn to differentiate between the wheat and chaff. I learned to distinguish between Jews (the people), Judaism (the religion) and Jewishness (the ideology).