NEW YORK —The US State Department is listed as a “cultural partner” of the 24th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which reportedly features a number of anti-Semitic publications. Books in English and Arabic listed on display at the Fair include Holocaust denial, Henry Ford’s “The International Jew” and Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”
The Henry Ford mentioned is the same Henry Ford that started Ford Motor Company. He was a well known anti Semite, although the company long ago reputed his comments.
According to the Book Fair’s official website, the US Department of State is among the event’s “cultural partners” along with Ikea, France 24, The National Geographic and the French Embassy.
It’s shocking that in the 21st Century companies wold sponsor or partner with an entity that is openly anti Semitic. Maybe not surprising, but shocking none the less.