Action Alert: Condemn Adbusters' Antisemitic "Photo Essay" (October 21, 2010)

October 21, 2010


Action Alert: Condemn Adbusters’ Antisemitic "Photo Essay"

October 21, 2010

Dear Friends,

The November 22-28 issue of ADBUSTERS magazine contains a self-described "photo essay" that relies on images of the Warsaw Ghetto to make the comparison between the fate of Jews under the Nazis and the situation of Palestinians living in Gaza. The comparison is more than just obscene; it is antisemitic. And that’s not just a matter of opinion. Comparisons of Israeli policy and actions to the Nazis fit the European Union and U.S. State Department working definitions of antisemitism.

To top it off, the Warsaw Ghetto images were used without appropriate permission from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Museum is aware of the problem and is taking appropriate action.

Most vendors will have no idea that ADBUSTERS offers such disgusting content and we think you should tell them.

The cover of the November issue looks like this, and the material in question, "Truthbombs on Israeli TV" looks like this. If you are in a store that sells the magazine:

DO take the magazine up the cashier, open it to the appropriate page and tell the clerk or the owner that "this is antisemitic and shameful," and walk away.

DO NOT damage the magazine in any way (damaging property is illegal) and DO NOT tell the owner to remove the magazine from the store’s shelves (while this material does not likely breach Canada’s hate laws, Canadians have the right to call it antisemitic and reprehensible).

Let us know if you had the chance to express your opinion of ADBUSTERS’ obscene worldview. To send us an email, click here

Wendy Lampert                                                                                 Mike Fegelman
National Director of Community Relations                            Executive Director
Canadian Jewish Congress                                                             HonestReporting Canada


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