“The Conference of European Rabbis, representing Orthodox Jewish congregations, is petitioning Apple to remove a mobile app version of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The work is a a historical — but completely fictional — ‘exposé’ on a secret Jewish conspiracy to take over the world,” Electronista reports. “The group says that making the text available in this form makes it more likely that it would be misused by conspiracy theorists and bigots.”

Electronista reports, “Egypt-based developer Innovation Group does include a disclaimer that the contents of the application have been described as ‘a forgery,’ but does not disavow the work’s anti-Semitic nature. The Rabbinical group’s leader, Pinchas Goldschmidt, admits the text of the book should be available to academics to study in its proper context, but ‘to disseminate such hateful invective as a mobile app is dangerous and inexcusable.'”

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“The publication has been thoroughly and repeatedly debunked, but it endures as a staple of anti-Semitic rhetoric among neo-Nazis and other anti-Jewish extremists,” Raphael Satter reports for The Associated Press.

“Israel’s minister of public diplomacy, Yuli Edelstein, said Apple shouldn’t allow the material on iTunes,” Satter reports. “‘They wouldn’t allow pedophilia and pornography on their networks,’ he told The Associated Press. ‘They shouldn’t allow xenophobia, anti-Semitism or racism.'”

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