Monday, December 26, 2011

Protocols of the Elders of Zion

So Lebanese University professor, Bayan Nuwayhid Al-Hut, responds my argument that her writings especially her book on Palestine (Filastin: Al-Qadiyyah. Ash-Sha`b.  Al-Hadarah) have been discredited due to her citations from the trashy anti-Semitic fraud, known as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.  I also mentioned (rightly) that her father was a major promoter and "editor" of the Protocols in Arabic and devoted a lifetime to propularize them.  Al-Hut (and I knew her late husband, Shafiq Al-Hut and admired him a great deal and never once heard him utter anything anti-Semitic), defends her stance and says that she does not necessarily agree with her father on the Protocols but that while it is not proven that they are not authentic, they are not proven to be forgery, she adds.  Of course, we know that the Protocols are a forgery.  There is a big investigative report about them in Encyclopedia Britannica from 1925, and now there are books on them.  But she then continues to cite the Protocols and to argue that Israel went beyond the scenario of the Protocols.  I don't think anyone can ever accuse me of being soft on Israel and its continuing war crimes, but I insist that pro-Palestinian rhetoric should  categorically reject and dismiss the anti-Semitic trash, like the Protocols.