Reported by Gilad Atzmon
Jewishnews Online reported today that British artist Alison Chabloz, who has been subject to constant Zionist and Jewish smear campaigns for more than a year, has managed to provoke an angry reaction from British Jews by performing a ‘quenelle’ salute outside Edinburgh Castle. Chabloz perfoms this week at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Alison Chabloz, whose solo acoustic show is called ‘Autumn’s Here’, opposes Israel and Zionism and has sent Israel supporters images of people performing the quenelle.
While the quenelle is defined by its inventor, the popular French comedian Dieudonné Mbala Mbala as an “anti establishment sauté”, many Jews insist that the quenelle stands for an ‘inverted Nazi salute.’ No one is yet to grasp how Jews have reached this peculiar observation. This obscure and ungrounded interpretation of the quenelle gesture should be realised as a collective outburst of Pre Traumatic Stress Disorder (Pre TSD). In The Wandering Who I argue that Jewish politics and culture is often dominated by a unique phantasmic fear of an imaginary fictional event. The fear of the quenelle is a classic case of Pre-TSD.
However, the Edinburgh Fringe festival didn’t succumb to The Lobby. In response to a complaint, a festival organiser said: “Fringe Society do not select or programme the Festival Fringe, nor do we curate or censor content at the Festival, or censor the behaviour or actions of performers. It is not within our remit or our open access ethos to allow or refuse performers a platform for their work that is within the law.”
The British Jewish-News outlet reported today that Chabloz said she had been the subject of a “smear campaign, including letters to my employer as well as a host of abusive blog posts and online bullying – behaviour better suited to a primary school playground”.
On her blog, she wrote: “After months of being hounded online by a small group of hard-line Zionists, I decided yesterday to dedicate a Quenelle gesture to my abusers, one of whom wrote a letter of complaint to EdFringe in a failed attempt to have my show banned.”