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European Rabbis Request Removal Of Anti-Semitic E-Book From iOS Devices

16 Aug 2012 News
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The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) has asked Apple to remove "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,"  a book that centers around the description of a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. It has a reputation as being merely propaganda and extremists tend to be the primary fans of the book. According to, the group feels that the book should be available for academic purposes, in the proper context, but shouldn't be so accessible in the form of a mobile app. They believe that due to its nature, historians are unlikely to use the mobile app but antisemitic conspiracy theorists might use it to spread their beliefs. Because of this, it's more of a hate app, so the CER has formally asked Apple to remove the app immediately. Interestingly, this application is available in the UK for 69p (the lowest price a paid app can be) but is unavailable in the U.S. The book was used heavily back in the 1930s in the Nazi regime, and the book has been described by a Russian court as the centerpiece of Mein Kampf, the book written by Hitler. Because of the controversy, countries like France and Germany ban pro-Nazi speech.  
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Matt is a technology enthusiast, particularly surrounding smartphones and Apple products. Living in the UK, Matt passionately follows all of the latest news on Apple from across the globe.