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August 15, 2012 No.
872

Arabic-Language iTunes And Android Apps On Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion

By: Elliot Zweig and O. Adaki*

Introduction

An app titled "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" app was released on the iTunes store in March 2012 by the developer "AHMED ELSERETY" of Innovation Group. The app is currently in the "Education" category, and costs 99 cents to download. According to Apple's guidelines, developers receive 70% of revenue from app sales; presumably, Apple receives the other 30%.[1]

On Android/Google Play, an app titled "The Protocols of The Elders of Zion" is offered for free, from developer "E3RaFLy." The app consists of the 24 chapters that make up The Protocols. Android/Google Play notes that between 500-1,000 copies of the app have been downloaded.[2]

Following are screenshots of the apps, accompanied by English translation.

On Android/Google Play: "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion"


Screenshot as of July 26, 2012.

This app by developer "E3RaFLy" titled "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is identified by its app image (shown in the screenshot above at the top left) of a swastika at the center of a blue Jewish star. The description of the app in the "Overview" tab reads: "The program contains the 24 protocols, and the program needs neither explanation nor description since it is well known to all by the uncovering of Jewish plots in the past, present, and future." The "App Screenshots" section contains two images (shown above, center), both headlined "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." The one on the left has an image of what appears to be a rabbi in red as its background, and at the bottom right an image of a Jewish star with a an octopus in its center flanked by an image of the world. The image on the right contains a red Jewish star with a snake rising from its center. This free "Education" app was last updated on July 9, 2012.

The "More From Developer" link yielded a total of 34 other apps by "E3RaFLy." Nineteen of these are Islam-related, as they consist of Koran recitations by different sheikhs and an app about the life of Prophet Mohammad. The rest of the apps by the developer on Google Play are an assortment of presentation apps such as "Presentation Skills Course," a word processor app and a chat app, as well "Jokes" and "Your Luck Today." The only app that stands out from these is "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

The developer's website[3] does not advertise "The Protocols of the Elder of Zion" app but does advertise some of the other apps found on the Google Play website. Apps that were not found on Google Play mostly fall in the gaming and communications category. However, the "Contact Us" tab on website provides an email for "Karim Abdel Khalik" ([email protected]). Additionally, the site identifies the developer of most of the advertised apps as "Karim Abdel Khalik."

The app itself, once downloaded, consists of the 24 chapters of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

ITunes App Quotes Protocols On Jewish Plans For World Control


The app states:

"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an expression of a group of texts centered around 'a plan' for Jewish world domination. These texts were first disseminated in the Russian Empire in the Zanamia magazine in the city of Saint Petersburg in 1903. Many historians see these writings as simply a fraud, and especially after a press investigation in 1921 revolving around the credibility of these writings undertaken by the London Times. It was concluded that these writings were literary forgeries of a French book and a series of articles were disseminated describing the forgery. During the same year – 1921 – the complete text of the Protocols was printed in the United States.

"Dr. A. Zander[:] In 1934, The Swiss doctor Zander publicized a series of articles in which he described the Protocols as historical truth, but he was subjected to trial for the dissemination of these articles. The Protocols are part of the conspiracy theory and antisemitism and anti-Zionism. The Protocols were actually spread and publicized by the communist opponents of the Russian Empire, and after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 the Bolsheviks spread ideas to the effect that the Jews are trying to control the world."

"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

"The First Protocol

"The Second Protocol

"The Third Protocol

"The Fourth Protocol

"The Fifth Protocol

"The Sixth Protocol"

[Seemingly quoting from the Protocols:] "We address each idea separately and scrutinize it completely through comparison and drawing conclusions, so as to identify the true essence of each. We will see what truths concern and surround each [protocol], and as for the locution we will carry it out in an easy manner, free of the trappings of industry.

"What I must start by explaining now is our method in [this] work. I explain this from two approaches: our perspective, and the perspective of the goyim (non-Jews), and the first thing that must be noticed is that people are of two natures: those of poor instincts and those of sound instincts, and the former are of greater numbers.

"And for this reason, the best result to be achieved in order to dominate the goyim through the government is rather through violence and terrorism, and not by way of abstract argumentation. For all people desire to obtain the reins of authority, and every individual would like to become a dictator, and there are few [people] who do not desire the sacrifice of the interests of the public for the sake of their own personal benefit.

"I swear, what are the deterrents that stop predatory animals from pouncing[?], who are these dumb animals if not the goyim? What has occurred among them until today that has changed their situation?"

* E. Zweig and O. Adaki are Research Fellows at MEMRI


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