Why Amazon Should Stop Selling Anti-Semitic Tracts

In 2009, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) sued the online retailer for selling dozens of neo-Nazi books on its German website—books that have been banned in Germany. Yet not only are Amazon’s European websites still selling such books, they are now available on the U.S. website as well. Ron Radosh writes:

You will find [available on Amazon] The Myth of the Extermination of the Jews, The Six Million: Fact or Fiction, and many other such vile specimens of “literature.” If you don’t think readers are convinced by [such books], just look at the comments of those who have read [them]. . . .

[M]y concern for how such Nazi-like rot is so easily available for purchase should not lead to the accusation that I am calling for censorship. These modern deluded and insane racists can freely write and publish their own writings, and undoubtedly do sell them at “White Nationalist” events. Their availability does not mean that Amazon has to make them available for a wider public. The fact that these books exist does not mean [Amazon] must sell them.

Clearly, the AJC’s 2009 suit did not work. It’s time for Amazon to look carefully through its catalogue and delete these and other similar books for good.

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Censorship, Internet, neo-Nazis, Politics & Current Affairs

While Israel Is Distracted on Two Fronts, Iran Is on the Verge of Building Nuclear Weapons

Iran recently announced its plans to install over 1,000 new advanced centrifuges at its Fordow nuclear facility. Once they are up and running, the Institute for Science and International Security assesses, Fordow will be able to produce enough highly enriched uranium for three nuclear bombs in a mere ten days. The U.S. has remained indifferent. Jacob Nagel writes:

For more than two decades, Iran has continued its efforts to enhance its nuclear-weapons capability—mainly by enriching uranium—causing Israel and the world to concentrate on the fissile material. The International Atomic Energy Agency recently confirmed that Iran has a huge stockpile of uranium enriched to 60 percent, as well as more enriched to 20 percent, and the IAEA board of governors adopted the E3 (France, Germany, UK) proposed resolution to censure Iran for the violations and lack of cooperation with the agency. The Biden administration tried to block it, but joined the resolution when it understood its efforts to block it had failed.

To clarify, enrichment of uranium above 20 percent is unnecessary for most civilian purposes, and transforming 20-percent-enriched uranium to the 90-percent-enriched product necessary for producing weapons is a relatively small step. Washington’s reluctance even to express concern about this development appears to stem from an unwillingness to acknowledge the failures of President Obama’s nuclear policy. Worse, writes Nagel, it is turning a blind eye to efforts at weaponization. But Israel has no such luxury:

Israel must adopt a totally new approach, concentrating mainly on two main efforts: [halting] Iran’s weaponization actions and weakening the regime hoping it will lead to its replacement. Israel should continue the fight against Iran’s enrichment facilities (especially against the new deep underground facility being built near Natanz) and uranium stockpiles, but it should not be the only goal, and for sure not the priority.

The biggest danger threatening Israel’s existence remains the nuclear program. It would be better to confront this threat with Washington, but Israel also must be fully prepared to do it alone.

Read more at Ynet

More about: Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, Joseph Biden, U.S. Foreign policy