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.
Anyone else find this reprehensible?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).