Want to Buy an Arabic Edition of “Mein Kampf” or Read about the “Zionist Octopus”? Head to the Saudi Arabian Book Fair

Aug. 16 2019

“After 250 years,” writes Daniel Pipes, “the Saudi dynasty under Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman appears cautiously to be exiting the Wahhabi hammerlock. But books on display at the 2019 Riyadh International Book Fair gave no hint of this.” To Pipes the large number of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel titles—which contrast sharply with the thaw in relations between Riyadh and Jerusalem—suggest the slow pace of change in the kingdom.

Some of the titles include Zionist Terrorism and Arab Peace: Between Martyrdom and Extermination, The Role of Jews from Artaxerxes to Balfour, The Zionist Octopus and the American Administration, and, of course, The Holocaust Industry. That’s not to mention Hitler, two separate editions of Mein Kampf, and a book on the Freemasons.

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Arab anti-Semitism, Saudi Arabia

What to Expect from the Israeli Election

Sept. 16 2019

Tomorrow Israelis go to the polls for the second election of 2019, in which the two main contenders will be the Likud, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, and the centrist Blue and White, led by Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid. Neither party is likely to have an easy path to forming the 61-seat Knesset majority needed to form a government, a reality that has affected both parties’ campaigns. Haviv Rettig Gur explains how the anomalous political situation has led to something very different from the contest between left-wing and right-wing “blocs” of parties predicted by most analysts, and examines the various possible outcomes:

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More about: Avigdor Liberman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli Election 2019, Israeli politics