Saudi Book Fair Called Out for Display of Antisemitic Titles, Including ‘Mein Kampf’

A prominent US-based Jewish human rights organization has expressed concern over “vicious antisemitic conspiracy texts” that were available at the 2018 Riyadh International Book Fair. In a letter to Saudi Culture Minister Awwad Alawwad, Shimon Samuels — director of international relations for the Simon Wiesenthal Center — wrote, “Mr. Minister, we are delighted at the initiatives of Saudi Arabia towards Muslim reconciliation with the Jewish people and even contacts with the State of Israel. We are therefore distressed to discover vicious conspiracy texts on display, at the Riyadh Book Fair, that counter-productively inflame antisemitism among the visitors and readers.” According to Samuels, Mein Kampf was among the antisemitic titles featured at the ten-day fair, which ended on Saturday.  Read More:


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