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  אדר 24, 5779 , 01/03/19

ADL urges Oman to remove anti-Semitic titles

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Thursday called on the Sultanate of Oman to remove a number of virulently anti-Semitic titles that are being promoted for sale in the Arabic language through Oman’s annual state-run book fair.

According to ADL’s Arabic language experts, a number of blatantly anti-Semitic titles are currently listed on the web site for the 2019 Muscat International Book Fair. The listings include more than a dozen versions of the infamous anti-Semitic forgery, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” as well as a dozen copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”

“At a time when anti-Semitism is surging in the Middle East and around the world, it is deeply troubling that Oman’s government-sanctioned book fair is providing a platform for some of the worst conspiratorial anti-Semitic titles of the 20thcentury,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director. “The Sultanate of Oman needs to ensure that such intolerant books are swiftly removed and that this event does not provide a platform to those who would promote anti-Semitism in future years.”

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