Antisemitic Mobile App

Action ItemsProtocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

21 August 2012

Call For Action On Antisemitic App

The notorious forgery Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion was reincarnated again, as a mobile application.

Report it with Google. Here’s how:

Action Items:

Application name:
بروتوكولات حكماء صهيون

Developer name: E3RaFLy

In the report form you can choose “Hateful or abusive content”, and describe how the “Protocols” are an antisemitic libel.

Protocols of Zion phone appAbout the Protocols†

  • The Protocols of the Elders of Zion or The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion is an antisemitic hoax purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination
  • First published in Russia in 1903
  • After the German Nazi Party came to power in 1933, it ordered the text to be studied in German classrooms, although it was known to be fraudulent
  • Originally produced in Russia between 1897 and 1903, possibly by Pyotr Ivanovich Rachkovsky, head of the Paris office of the Russian Secret Police
  • Source material for the forgery plagiarised from Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu or Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli andMontesquieu, an 1864 political satire by Maurice Joly and a chapter from Biarritz, an 1868 novel by the anti-Semitic German novelist Hermann Goedsche, which had been translated into Russian in 1872.
    • Dialogue in Hell was itself a plagiarism, at least in part, of a novel by Eugene SueLes Mystères du Peuple (1849–1856)
  • Already by 1905 Pyotr Stolypin, the newly appointed chairman of the Czarist Council of Ministers, had decided the book was a fraud originating in Paris.
  • In English, a series of articles in The Times by its Constantinople reporter,Philip Graves, who discovered the plagiarism from the work of Maurice Joly was published in 1921
The great importance of The Protocols lies in its permitting antisemites to reach beyond their traditional circles and find a large international audience, a process that continues to this day. The forgery poisoned public life wherever it appeared; it was “self-generating; a blueprint that migrated from one conspiracy to another.”The book’s vagueness—almost no names, dates, or issues are specified—has been one key to this wide-ranging success. The purportedly Jewish authorship also helps to make the book more convincing. Its embrace of contradiction—that to advance, Jews use all tools available, including capitalism and communism, philo-Semitism and antisemitism, democracy and tyranny—made it possible for The Protocols to reach out to all: rich and poor, Right and Left, Christian and Muslim, American and Japanese.
Daniel Pipes

Further reading:

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Strongly recommended that you check out Yaakov Kirschen’s Memetics and the Viral Spread of Antisemitism Through “Coded Messages” in Political Cartoons to learn about the antisemitic significance of the octopus and the snake in Jew Hatred imagery.

† This material has been excerpted from Wikipedia. I recommend you read the entire article.

About David Guy

B.A./B.C.A. (Communication and Media Arts) University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA M.A. in Government (Diplomacy and Conflict Studies) Inter Disciplinary Center, Herzliya, ISRAEL Twitter @5MFI
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