Japanese Economic Daily Breaches Agreement to Not Advertise Anti-Semitic Books, Simon Wiesenthal Center Declares.

Aug 2, 2009

Japanese Economic Daily Breaches Agreement to Not Advertise Anti-Semitic Books, Simon Wiesenthal Center Declares.

"Is it true that the Rothschild family controls the global economy?"-- from Aug 2, 2009 Ad in Nihon Keizai Shimbun

"Not to know the Jews means you won't be able to read the stock prices."July 27, 1993 Ad for "The Jewish Program for World Control."

Nihon Keizai Shimbun has broken a longstanding  commitment to desist from running advertisements that promote anti-Jewish stereotypes by  running an advertisement on August 2, 2009 for two books that promote the canard of Jewish control over the global economy. " Why Did the Jewish Financial System Collapse?" and "Jewish Money: Why they continue to move the global economy" From McDonalds and Starbucks to the Russian oil oligarchs."
 
"In the past, during difficult economic times, the search for scapegoats often targeted a non-existent global Jewish conspiracy encapsulated in the long debunked Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In Japan, throughout the 1980s and 90s, such anti-Semitic themes were the centerpieces of scores of such books. In 1993, our Center protested to the Nikkei Company for running ads for a one such book-The Jewish Program for World Control. That led to meetings with its board in Tokyo and commitment never to return to such practices.That commitment was shredded by the running of this advertisement," charged Rabbi Abraham Cooper associate dean of the Jewish Human Rights group. Cooper has  been interacting with Japanese political, media  and cultural leaders since 1985.
 
"Japan should not return to its status as the number one producer of anti-Semitic books which legitimized and mainstream the most insidious conspiratorial  anti-Jewish stereotypes.Considering the sorry current state of the world economy and the spiking of anti-Semitism across Europe, Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Nikkei company have an obligation to cancel any future ads of this nature, apologize to its Japanese language readers for this outrageous missstep and educate its current leadership about anti-Semitism," Cooper concluded.

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