Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hamas and the Protocols

MEMRI TV has a clip translating an April 9 talk by the Hamas Culture Minister about the evil nature of the Jews and their desire for world domination, charges which he bases on quotations from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The Protocols are a nineteenth-century forgery so crude that even the openly anti-semitic Tsar Nicholas II refused to associate himself with it. If you want a highly readable account of the twists and turns of this forgery, read The Lie That Wouldn't Die by Hadassa Ben-Itto.

Unfortunately, the tsar's standards of veracity no longer apply; the Protocols are widely available throughout the Middle East, where they appear to be accepted as gospel. Those with strong stomachs can click here to see the spot.

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