Egypt’s state-run book fair still features the antisemitic “Protocols” and other hateful titles

- On June 30th, Egypt’s government launched the region’s largest book fair, under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and inaugurated by Egypt’s prime minister with seven of his cabinet ministers in attendance. Despite the issue being flagged in the past, it is disappointing that a broad array of antisemitic books continue to be exhibited among the materials hosted at Egypt’s state-run book fair this year, including the notorious antisemitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

In the lead-up to the Cairo International Book Fair in early 2020, ADL raised this issue with Egypt’s Embassy in Washington and shared a list in English and Arabic of common antisemitic books that ADL hoped would not be permitted at the event. When many of those hateful materials were indeed still permitted by private exhibitors at the state-run book fair that year, ADL wrote a letter of protest to President El Sisi.

Unfortunately, every single one of the books that ADL identified in that letter as present at the 2020 Cairo International Book Fair now continue to be permitted at the fair in 2021, based on a June 30th Arabic-language search of a government website for the event. Those titles include:

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion [multiple editions]

Mein Kampf [multiple editions]

The International Jew

Talmud of Secrets: Facts Exposing the Jewish Plots to Control the World

The Ten Heads of Evil: Engineers of the American-Zionist Plot to Fracture our Arab World and Ignite Revolutions

Hidden World Government [numerous volumes]

Hidden Elements of the Talmud in Jewish Natures and Doctrines

The House of Rothschild: Merchants of Wars and Revolutions

Who Manufactures Dictators?

Theodore Herzl: The Zionist Devil and Satan of the Modern Age

Children of the Matrix and

Pharaoh Man of Stakes: Judaizing History and Land, and the Lie of the Promised Land

In addition to all of these titles reoccurring from last year, ADL has also identified many additional antisemitic books that are now being permitted at the Cairo International Book Fair this year:

The Lie of the Holocaust: A Refutation of the Jewish Claims of Hitler’s Holocaust

The Great Plot to Control the World [numerous volumes]

Mechanisms of the Cosmic Plot to Make the Peoples of the World Kneel

The Truth Sets You Free: Revealing the Secrets of the Hidden Agenda of the Conspiratorial Global Elite over the World

The Jews: A Caravan of Evil in History

Dark Beliefs: The Talmud

The Abomination of Desolation: The construction of the Zionist temple on the ruins of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Suleiman’s Temple and the al-Aqsa Mosque: The Truth and the Myth

The New Barons of Finance and Business, and

Pawns on the Chessboard: A Practical Application of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Source: ADL