Thursday, October 27, 2005

Fomenting hatred against the Jewish people

And if my previous posts today have not sufficiently depressed you about the spread of anti-semitism today - take a look at this posting from Norman Geras, about anti-semitic videos shown in Iranian and Jordanian television, and also anti-semitic brochures distributed at the Frankfurt Book Fair (happening right now). They included the Protocols and an abridgement of the "International Jew" by Henry Ford. See this article on the Frankfurt Book Fair: The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" at the Frankfurt Book Fair. I had been under the impression that it was illegal to disseminate such literature in Germany, so I'm kind of surprised that the police did not seize these books.


  1. The piece you linked to was quite interesting, but for the life of me, I can't figure out where it was originally published -- other than "in the European press" and "from the German," and who translated it. Can you clarify?

    My first guess would be that the translation was by "The Editor and Publisher of Transatlantic Intelligencer is John Rosenthal," but the credit doesn't say so, and I don't trust credits that don't credit actual people; the question of where it was translated from is rather more important. (Not that I doubt the substance of the piece; I just won't blog stuff where the source is unclear.)