The Lie That Will Not Die: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Paperback)

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Of all the libels that have served as a means of incitement of hate against Jews, and as intellectual justification of anti-Semitism, the myth of the so-called ‘Jewish Conspiracy’ to gain domination of the whole world, as embodied in the forged Protocols of the
Elders of Zion, is probably the most devious and the most dangerous. Previously only analyzed in academic, footnoted studies, the history of the Protocols is presented here by Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto in an eminently readable, fascinating account, telling the stories of the numerous people involved over the hundred years that the forgery has existed. Above all, this is the story of a judge who follows the Protocols into lawyers’ chambers and into courtrooms in Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, the United States, and Russia, and presents the reader with a detailed critical analysis of legal proceedings which culminated in fascinating courtroom drama. The truth is revealed again and again, but the lie will not die.

About the Author

Hadassa Ben-Itto served as a judge in Israel for 31 years at courts of all levels. She served twice as a member of Israel’s delegation to the UN General Assembly and Israel’s delegation to the UNESCO conference on human rights, Paris, 1982. As well as
heading various committees, she has taught criminal procedure at Bar-Ilan University. In 1988 she was appointed World President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. In 1999 she was awarded the Zeltner Prize, a most prestigious prize awarded in Israel to an outstanding jurist. In 2003 she was awarded by the Israel Bar Association the Women in the Law citation of merit.

Praise For…

How encouraging to think that when people tell racist lies there are courts in which the slandered can prove that they're being slandered, and that judges can make the world a better place. Tom Payne, The Telegraph This is an impres­sive and engag­ing work, and for all of the impor­tant his­tor­i­cal mate­r­i­al made avail­able, it is extreme­ly read­able. She explores the char­ac­ters involved in this crime, Russ­ian, French, Ger­man, Swiss, and so on, and the remark­able indi­vid­u­als who under­took to expose the lie. … Ben-Itto’s book cap­tures one’s atten­tion like a good mys­tery nov­el; unfor­tu­nate­ly, the sto­ry she tells of this forgery and those who employ it to fur­ther their inter­ests is not make-believe. Mark D. Nanos, Jewish Book Council Judge Ben-Itto maintains that all Jewish conspiracy theories derive from the protocols, whether it was that the Jews caused the Great Depression, or the Aids epidemic, or were behind the 11 September terrorist attacks on New York, or countless others. She says Hitler adapted the protocols for his own use and they are also mentioned to this day in the covenant of terror group Hamas, as well as being widely distributed across the Middle East. The Law Society Gazette

"Ben-Itto’s work is a gripping and vivid demon¬stration of how facts can be marshalled and layered to provide a convincing case. And, as Rich stresses, the importance of reinforcing those arguments in today’s volatile and destructive political climate is paramount." Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism
Product Details
ISBN: 9781912676293
ISBN-10: 191267629X
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell
Publication Date: July 31st, 2020
Pages: 390
Language: English