Amazon pulls books by author who accuses Jews of ‘active role in promoting war’

February 10, 2020 by JNS
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Following an outrage, Amazon has stopped selling two books by an author who praises Hitler and has accused Jews of “promoting and inciting war,” The Jewish Chronicle reported.

A display of copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.” Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The online retailer has removed Thomas Dalton’s new book, Eternal Strangers: Critical Views of Jews and Judaism Through the Ages, which was released last week, and The Jewish Hand in the World Wars.

The synopsis of the latest book says “Jews are seen as pernicious, conniving, shifty liars; they harbour a deep-seated hatred of humanity; they are at once foolish and arrogant; they are socially disruptive and rebellious; they are ruthless exploiters and parasites; they are master criminals—the list goes on. The persistence of such comments is remarkable and strongly suggests that the cause for such animosity resides in the Jews themselves—in their attitudes, their values, their ethnic traits and their beliefs.”

The Jewish Hand in the World Wars accuses Jews of having “played an exceptionally active role in promoting and inciting war. With their long-notorious influence in government …actively inciting people to hatred.”

Dalton allegedly praises Hitler for developing “an unprecedented vision of national greatness.”

According to antisemitism researcher David Collier, the book says, “The path forward is quite narrow as Hitler understood … Jews must be identified, isolated, sanctioned and removed from positions of power.”

Amazon is currently reviewing Hitler on the Jews, another Dalton work available for sale on the site, a spokesperson told The Jewish Chronicle.

Vic Alhadeff, the CEO of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies approached Amazon on their availability of The Protocols of Zion.

He said: “If you click on the website, you will be confronted by random reviews from random voices applauding this outrageous book.

A recent review, dated 2019, shockingly states that the book is “highly recommended for anyone with historical interests and how we got to where we are as a society, there really are puppet masters tugging at the strings to shape the future”.

Just in case you weren’t sure.

The book is The Protocols of Zion.

It claims to be the minutes of a 19th-century meeting in which Jewish leaders discussed their goal of global Jewish control — but it has been repeatedly and unequivocally exposed as an utter forgery.

When we were made aware that was selling this appalling publication, we wrote to Amazon Australia. We pointed out that the book has been proven to be a fraud. That its description of a Jewish plan for global domination is a fabrication.

That it continues to be translated, published and distributed around the world, and as a consequence is promoted and absorbed by terrorist groups, conspiracy theorists and Holocaust deniers.

That it has been discredited as racist, inflammatory and fraudulent.

Given the above, we respectfully asked that stop selling it. The response ranged from the appalling to the mind-boggling.

Amazon Australia noted that it has guidelines which point out that it does not sell offensive and controversial products which incite racial or religious hatred, violence or racial, sexual or religious intolerance — but that those guidelines don’t apply to books.

Wait, what?

It claims to “exercise judgment in allowing or prohibiting listings” and it keeps “our global community of cultural differences in mind when making a decision on products”.

It does?

And it readily acknowledges that Protocols is “one of the most infamous, and tragically influential, examples of racist propaganda ever written” and that it blatantly promotes antisemitism and persecution of Jews. Having said all that, however, it asserts that providing access to written speech — no matter how hateful or ugly — is important, and “the best remedy for offensive speech is more speech”.

Even if it’s more offensive speech?

Coincidentally, this is happening against the sobering backdrop next Monday of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz — the Nazis’ largest death camp which saw the murder of approximately 1.1 million people — and also against today’s backdrop of an alarming escalation of antisemitic incidents worldwide.

By providing a platform for individuals to buy one of the most heinous racist texts of all time, Amazon is contributing to this increase in antisemitic incidents which has become a global phenomenon, including here in Australia.

The sun rises over the barbed wire electrified fence that surrounds the Auschwitz. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It is self-evident that publishers choose what to sell — and what not to sell.

And it is clear that Amazon is profoundly aware of the inflammatory and fraudulent content of this vile book, which was obviously written with one agenda only — to denigrate the Jewish people.

We urge Amazon to act on principle, remove this listing and publicly take a vitally important stand against the rampant escalation of antisemitism.”



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