Israel section of the Guardian’s online bookshop includes a work by David Duke’s favorite Jew

The Guardian has an online store which includes a books section.

So, I wondered, what, pray tell, did the world’s leading liberal voice offer about Israel, and upon a brief search found a few interesting titles:

More Bad News From Israel, by Greg Philo.

Philo, as we’ve noted, has warned darkly at CiF that the UK media is afraid to criticize Israel due to the Jewish state’s powerful and dangerous PR machine, and participated in a conference organized by the openly pro-Hamas group, MEMO.

Image and Reality of the Israel – Palestine Conflict by Norman Finkelstein.

Finkelstein is on record supporting Hezbollah as a legitimate resistance movement, suggested that the U.S. deserved the attacks on 9/11 and that “some things bin Laden says are true”, and “the U.S. qualifies as the main terrorist government in the world today.”  In his book, The Holocaust Industry, Finkelstein said, the Holocaust “has been used to justify criminal policies of the Israeli state and U.S. support for these policies….The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats.”

Apartheid Israel, by Uri Davis

While the title speaks for itself, the Guardian’s helpful intro informs us that “Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has violated most UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions. This up-to-date analysis of the inherent racism in the legal foundations of the State of Israel gives a sense of new emerging anti-Zionist currents within Israel/Palestine.”

Israel/Palestine Question, by Ilan Pappe.

Ilan Pappé is the Israeli-born political science professor and historian who has been behind the attempt by the UK Association of University Teachers’ (AUT) to blacklist Israeli universities.  Pappe is a proud post-modern historian who admits that, facts are irrelevant when it comes to the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “Indeed the struggle is about ideology, not about facts, Who knows what facts are? We try to convince as many people as we can that our interpretation of the facts is the correct one, and we do it because of ideological reasons, not because we are truthseekers,” Pappe said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Soir, Nov. 29, 1999.

Power of Israel in the United States, by James Petras

I’ve reviewed this book for a previous employer, and, in addition to being a well-known 9/11 conspiracy theorist, calling Petras a mere anti-Semite simply doesn’t do justice to his open malice  towards Jews.  He accuses Amercian Jews of dominating political life of the United States, a community which is not only more loyal to Israel than their own country, but represents, he asserts, nothing short of a fifth column.  Petras also portrays Israel as a Nazi-like state which represents the biggest single threat to peace, human rights, and democracy around the globe. Here are two quotes of literally dozens you can find here: (Petras).

“At a time when Israel was killing children in the streets of Rajah and destroying hundreds of homes under the horrified eyes of the entire civilized world…US Congressional leaders and the two major Presidential candidates pledged unconditional support to Israel, evoking the bloodthirsty cheers of investment brokers, dentist, doctors, lawyers­ the cream of the cream of American Jewish society.

“The hidden horror and the voices of dissent of many US citizens are stifled by the overbearing dominance of the Jewish monopoly of the mass media.”

Finally, the Guardian offers its readers Jewish History, Jewish Religion” by the Jew most preferred by anti-Semitic white supremacists, Israel Shahak.

David Duke is the former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and perhaps the most famous American white supremacist today. On the website of his book, Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening to the Jewish Question, Duke notes that his book “is dedicated to the memory of…an Israeli Professor, Dr. Israel Shahak. Dr. Shahak believed that Jewish Supremacism has greatly harmed the Palestinian people as well as the non-Jewish community the world over. He offered strong evidence that Jewish radicals have waged an unrelenting ethnic war against Gentiles since the days of their sojourn in Egypt.”

Commented scholar Paul Bagdanor:

“Israel Shahak was a professor of organic chemistry. In his spare time he was a disseminator of antisemitic lies. Almost every falsehood invoked by the Nazis to justify the Holocaust was eventually ratified by this tenured academic at one of Israel’s most prestigious institutions.

According to Shahak, the Jews think of nothing but making money for the benefit of the Jewish state (“The force of Jewish devotion in assembling money is thought to be infinite”). According to Shahak, the Jews plan to dominate much of the world through an Israeli empire.”

He announced that “Israeli Jews, and with them most Jews throughout the world, are undergoing a process of Nazification.” He asserted that the Nuremberg Laws “are infinitely more moderate than the ‘Gentile’ regulations in Talmudic Law.” And he defamed “the Jewish establishment in the USA and its intellectual slaves,” adding that “Jewish terror is very kosher in the USA!”

The Guardian is not or Barnes and Noble.  Their limited collection represents what the Guardian considers recommended reading on any given subject.  As such, their online bookstore’s Israel section has the effect of  informing their no doubt erudite readers that works by malicious and vile anti-Semites are consistent with their understanding of liberal values.    

As I’ve noted previously, though Guardian editors may not hold anti-Semitic views themselves, they certainly have an appalling habit of legitimizing those who do. 

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  1. What happened to Seth Freedmann’s literary masterpiece?
    Did they sell all of the five copies?

  2. This is scarcely surprising is it? After all the Guardian has only one tune in its collective head.

    And More Bad News from Israel by the desperate Philo is yet another attempt to purvey half-baked supposition as fact. His acolyte, Sencar (alleged statistician) may sing his praises but frankly that can only lower his status given Sencar’s own anti-Israel bias.

    Finkelstein’s hate-filled blethering, ditto, and that goes to underscore the too-ready linkage in the minds of the ignorant, hate-filled Guardianistas and others between antiZionism and Jew-hatred, if, that is, we needed any proof of that.

    Thank goodness they are as thick as they are. Long may that continue!

  3. PetertheHungarian, Sethele’s non-masterpiece has probably been recycled into something far more useful by the book stores who couldn’t sell it even as a remaindered item, and by the charity shops who wanted more room to sell worthwhile and edifying literature.

  4. “Finally, the Guardian offers its readers “Jewish History, Jewish Religion” by the Jew most preferred by anti-Semitic white supremacists, Israel Shahak.”

    There is so much nonsense in this post that I may well come back to it. For a start, however, did you notice that on the same page as the ad for Israel Shahak’s book The Guardian is pushing ‘Jewish State’ by Theodor Herzl, the archetypal Zionist propagandist. Clearly The Guardian can’t make up its mind…

  5. “As I’ve noted previously, though Guardian editors may not hold anti-Semitic views themselves, they certainly have an appalling habit of legitimizing those who do.” ??

    The Guardian removed all my anti Semitic comments .. I tested them !! You claim that they allow anti Semitic posts .. I proved they don’t ..

    Criticism of Zionist policy is “NOT” anti Semitic it is merely attacking an ideology not Race or Religion so if i say Operation Cast Lead amounted to a War crime then that is my opinion. I live in a country that values freedom of speech !

    On a lighter note the Roman Catholic Church is being torn asunder in Ireland by Enda Kenny and the only Jew in the Dail Alan Shatter .. If they don’t back slide Fine Gael will be the greatest political party in Ireland for 90 years ,, Those criminals in the Vatican are having sleepless nights because of Alan Shatters laws he’s about to introduce.. Its a victory for the thousands of Clerical abuse survivors !!

    • I wish I had a quarter for every online posting I’ve read that equates freedom of speech with “freedom to state opinions, have those opinions regarded as facts, never have those non-factual opinions countered in any way even by other individuals who theoretically have freedom of speech rights as well, and never face any consequences even if those opinions are proven to be false, bigoted and incendiary”. I could definitely have retired by now.

    • “Criticism of Zionist policy is ‘NOT’ anti Semitic…”

      As Zionism is Jewish nationalism, criticism of Zionism itself (as opposed to this or that particular policy of Israel’s) constitutes hatred of the Jews, just as it would be hatred of the Greeks to suggest the Greek nation give up their sovereign state, for any cause whatsoever.

      Anti-Zionism has no legitimacy; it is a criminal ideology centered on the dispossession of a real* nation of its political rights.

      *Real as opposite to fictional, e.g. the “Palestinian” “nation” the Arab settler-colonists in Palestine try to pass themselves for. There is only one true Palestinian nation in the world, and that is the Jewish nation.

  6. ,”,How are people supposed to move forward if people are using the past to make people feel guilty in some way ? There will come a time when the Holocaust will not longer be used to frighten people as its losing its power.”

    How old are you? This reads like something penned by a young teenager who hasn’t the education or experience to understand the purpose of learning from history.

    • “What history? ” History is the research of time and events leading up to , during and after a significant event like the fall of the Roman Empire or who started WWII .. I’m all for History to be taught be i don’t like it when things are omitted “Conveniently” .. Kids are being taught that 911 happened the way the US government said it happened but if they took time to do some research they’ll soon realise that the version of history they are being brainwashed with is a pack of lies !! This is the reason the Zionists don’t like revisionist Historians because they fill in the missing pieces.. 90% of History has been manipulated to make certain people look good and blameless.

    • No, Penny, the screed above yours was written by a Holocaust denier, he even admits it. The only people who whine about “the Holocaust story” and the “war against Germany by Judea” and the rest of that anti-historical crapola are those who wish to make the destruction of European Jewry the fault of the Jews themselves.

      He has never felt “guilty” about being called a Holocaust denier or an anti-Semite, both of which he is. He is PROUD of those things. They make him feel superior, just as poor white people in the American South used to feel superior to the black people whom they kept legally oppressed. It is the same sick behavior. He is a monster who thinks he’s a man.

      • I’m glad you brought up the Slave trade:

        Many people have called me a Holocaust denier because i trust the word of Benjamin H Freedman above all others .. I researched Revisionist Historians to find out why they would sooner have their reputations destroyed than remain silent. They are not vocal to be hateful and their work has wrongly been judged as incitement. What are people so desperate to keep buried ? You call pertinent questions Anti Semitic. Feel free as we are all entitled to our opinion ! “Anti Semitism?” Its meaningless !!

        • This is why I, at least, am laughing at you. Are you so silly as to believe that we haven’t seen all of your smears a zillion times? Do you imagine, as you sit in your parents’ basement, that you will show us some spurious link and all of a sudden the scales will fall from our eyes and we will realize that you, of all people, know the truth, and that we are, in fact, all of the ugly things which you project onto us because the truth of your own stunted and cheerless life makes you lash out?

          Grow up. Do you actually understand that when you pull out this garbage that you are saying that our mothers, and great-grandfathers, and our children, are all of these evil things? Can you really imagine that we are going to believe you and not our lying eyes? Sheesh. You are an utter fool, as well as stupid.

          Something I step over in the street is superior to you because at least it is honest about what it is. And, since just talking to you makes me want to shower, this is the end of the conversation.

        • “Anti Semitism?” Its meaningless !!

          Not as long as the likes of you are still around.

  7. Sorry, Irit….my post crossed with yours!

    Well, whoever he is, he’s not a well or happy bunny.

    Anti-semities rarely are.

    • Agreed. Aside from being a thicko, he is also a sicko. At least, baruch HaShem, he isn’t Jewish!

      • Aside from being a thicko, he is also a sicko. At least, baruch HaShem, he isn’t Jewish!
        Funny it was also my thought skipping over his/hers drivel

        • Its “HIS” drivel … Turns out the Oslo bomber was a Zionist ! He can be your poster boy ,, Thanks to me he is !!

          • Turns out the Oslo bomber was a Zionist !

            Would that be the definition of Zionist that means: I’m a fundamentalist Christian who hates Muslims?

  8. what case is that?

    this fanatic was ignited by the islamification of his country – though you will have to read between the lines on stormfront to pick that up.

    who needs the truth when it spoils ones’s wet dream?

    i bet you don’t make it through life without regretting your neo-nazi fantasies

    my advice to you ow***glyndrw13.5 is: go and have a bloody good w***

    • this fanatic was ignited by the islamification of his country – though you will have to read between the lines on stormfront to pick that up.

      i.e. talk of “the islamification of his country” is complete bullshit, I assume you mean?

    • The oslo killer is a member of the Nazi forum Nordisk and follows the Knights Templar – a catholic crusader movement.

      you and he have a lot in common, ow***longer13.5, and just think about it – when you grow up you could be just as famous!

  9. Duke: “He offered strong evidence that Jewish radicals have waged an unrelenting ethnic war against Gentiles since the days of their sojourn in Egypt”.

    Just when you think you’ve heard it all …