Anti-Zionist Arab Books Criticized at Fair

(New York Times)Edward Wyatt- At the Frankfurt Book Fair, several Arab publishers have attracted criticism and charges of anti-Semitism for their display of at least a dozen books with strong anti-Zionist themes. One book by the Dar Tlass publishing house of Damascus displayed a photograph of the World Trade Center exploding in flames, overlaid with a Star of David and a fingerprint. Another showed a Star of David covering the Statue of Liberty, which held a sword that dripped blood. After complaints from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Frankfurt prosecutor's office said on Friday that it did not have sufficient information to open a formal investigation, in part because the texts of the books were in Arabic and had not yet been translated.

2004-10-11 00:00:00

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