Wiesenthal Centre to Qatar Culture Minister: “As a Candidate for UNESCO Director-General, Remove your Auspices from the Doha Book Fair for Anti-Semitic Hatefest.”

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“In Frankfurt, our Centre awarded its '2014 Worst Offender Award' to the Qatari Stand. In Doha, 700,000 visitors, 25% of them schoolchildren were exposed to a vicious racism.”

 

“From this perspective, Mr. Minister, Doha is a very long way from Paris.”

 

Paris, 5 March 2015

 

In a letter to Qatari Culture Minister, Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, noted the press reports of his candidacy for election in 2017 as Director-General of UNESCO. Samuels called his attention to “a matter under the auspices of his Ministry that surely violates the principles of UNESCO : the antisemitic displays at the just closed Doha International Book Fair.”

 

The letter listed a tip of the iceberg selection of thirty-five screeds inciting to anti-Jewish violence, “albeit, exhibited by Egyptian publishers – ironically barred from the recent Cairo Book Fair – and Syrian houses under the guise of Lebanese addresses... These publishers will be reported to the Frankfurt authorities as potentially in violation of their auumn 2015 Book Fair contracts and German law.”

 

Samuels added, “Every year in Frankfurt, we name a 'Worst Offender'. Indeed, our 2014 award went to the Qatari stand for the sheer venom on display”, continuing, “the Doha Book Fair website – under your Patronage – proudly reports 700,000 visitors this year, of whom 25% were school children - now sadly exposed to a vicious racism.”

 

The Centre urged the Minister “to condemn the Doha Book Fair, remove your patronage and investigate and prosecute those responsible for sowing these seeds of xenophobia, violence and conflict in a world of growing antisemitic terrorism.”

 

“UNESCO's role is to serve, from Paris, as a beacon of respect and tolerance, stressing in its Charter: 'Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed'... From this perspective, Mr. Minister, Doha is a very long way from Paris.”

 

Selected Antisemitic Titles at the 2015 Doha Fair

 




1- The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Mohamed El-Khashab, Horus

Publishing, Egypt, 2013

 

2- The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Victor E. Marsden, Al Ahlia Publishing. Jordan, 2004

 

3- The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Raslan Alaa El Din, Dar

Raslan, Syria, 2013

 

4- The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Agag Nuwayhed, Dar Tlass, Syria, 1992

 

5/5a- The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Agag Nuwayhed, Dar Yazori,

Jordan, 2014 (part 1 and 2)

 

6- The Jewish Danger: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Mohammed El-Tunisy, Thatalsalasil Bookstore, Kuwait, 1984 (Cover is by Dar al-Turath)

 

7- The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Teachings of the

Talmud, Shawky Abdel Nasser, Dar El-Rasheed, Syria, 2006

 

8- The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: The Masonic Plots to Dominate the World - Part 10, Mansour Abdel Hakim, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2011

 

9- The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Ihsan Hakki, Dar Al Nafaes, Lebanon, 2008

 

10/10a- The Matzah of Zion, Mustafa Tlass, Dar Tlass, Syria, (1986 - French, 2004 - English, 2005 – Arabic)

 

11- The Matzah of Zion, Naguib El-Kilany, Al-Sahwa for Publishing, Egypt, 2013

 

12- The Matzah of Zion, Naguib El-Kilany, Dar Al Nafaes, Lebanon, 2008

 

13- My Awakening, David Duke, Dar El-Fikr, Syria, 2005

 

14- Mein Kampf, Gamal Ibrahim, N/A (Al Huriyya Publishing?), Egypt, 2013

 

15- Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Dar Al Alamiya, Egypt, 2011

 

16- Mein Kampf, Amal Rawash, Ibn Sina Bookstore, Egypt, N/A

 

17- Mein Kampf, Gamal Qandil, Dar al-Mashriq al-'Arabi, Egypt, N/A

 

18- The International Jew, Yousef Rashad, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2009

 

19- The International Jew, Henry Ford, Dar Al Fadila Bookshop, UAE, 2010

 

20- The International Jew, Akram Mo'men, Ibn Sina Bookstore, Egypt, N/A

 

21- The International Jew, Henry Ford, Dar Tlass, Syria, 1997

 

22- The Jews: Convoy of Evil in History, Mohammed Mohammed Ibrahim,

Horus Publishing, Egypt, 2009

 

23- The Jews: The Corrupters of the Land, Rabi'a Abdel Raouf

El-Zawawi, N/A, N/A, 2011 (Cover lists Dar El Eman – Egypt)

 

24- The Semitic Sword: My Story with the Holocaust Lie, Rifaat Sayed Ahmed, Madbouly Bookshop, Egypt, 2005

 

25- The Jews and Freemasons in Revolutions and Constitutions, Bahaa El-Amir, Madbouly Bookshop, Egypt, 2012

 

26- The Jews and the World, Farouk Mohamed Nagla, Dar El-Basheer, Egypt, 2008

 

27- The Jews and the Secret Societies, Zaid Bin Abdel Aziz Al-Fayad, N/A, N/A, 2012 (Cover lists Dar Alukah - Saudi Arabia)

 

28- The Jews and the Secret Societies in the Crusader Wars, Bahaa

El-Amir, Madbouly Bookshop, Egypt, 2013

 

29- Secrets of The Talmud: Exposing Jewish Plots to Dominate the

World, El-Husseiny El-Husseiny, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2006

 

30- 1500 Questions Regarding the Jews Encyclopedia, Mohammed Ali

Suwayed, Rashad Press, Lebanon, 2005

 

31- The Jews Enemies of Humanity, Kamal Aoun, Dar El-Basheer, Egypt, 2004

 

32- Danger of Global Judaism on Islam and Christianity, Abdallah

Altal, Al Maktab Al Islami, Lebanon, N/A

 

33- The Great Conspiracy to Control the World 1: What is Hidden is Greater, Mansour Abdel Hakim, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2014

 

34- The Great Conspiracy to Control the World 2: The 13th Tribe that Governs Israel and the World, Mansour Abdel Hakim, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2014

 

35- The Great Conspiracy to Control the World 3: Al-Isra and the

Israelites, Mansour Abdel Hakim, Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Egypt, 2014


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