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Amazon touts anti-Israeli views, — Brooklynian

Amazon touts anti-Israeli views,

On July 4, Amazon spammed its customers with advertisement of Norman Finkelstein's virulently anti-Semitic book, Image and Reality of the Israeli-Palestine Conflict. On May 30, Amazon similarly advertised Beyond Chutzpah: on the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History. I have never received any other ad from Amazon.

On April 4, in an unprecedented move, Amazon deleted all reviews of Obadiah Shoher's Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict. A few days later, Amazon forced its subsidiary Booksurge to terminate publishing contract with Shoher whose book is now available for download from . Google earlier banned advertising of the Samson Blinded for "unacceptable content." Shoher, indeed, is pro-Israeli, yet realistic and critical of Israeli policies.

Obadiah Shoher, an anonymous politician, abandons myths and moralizing in favor of realpolitik. He argues for raw efficiency of antiterrorist operations and shedding liberal idealism. Shoher asks inconvenient questions and gives honest answers. Amazon does not like that. Anti-Semitic lampoons by Norman Finkelstein are more to Amazon's taste.


  • Subject: Re: Amazon touts anti-Israeli views,

    Interesting to learn that the Elders of the AntiZion are still conceptually alive and well. One wonders just what powerful group is behind all these conspiracy theories?

    Personally, I think we should review the true spirit of anti-Semitism. Semites, being descendents of Noah's son Shem, encompass both Arabs and Israelis. Thus there are anti-Semites on both sides of the Green Line. It really is a big tent movement.