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"DEBORAH LIPSTADT, ‘AMALEK’ AND DAVID IRVING"
At the Real History conference in Cincinnati, Ohio over Labor Day weekend 2001, Michael Hoffman gave a speech tracing the history of “Amalek” in recondite Judiac lore and indicting Prof. Lipstadt and her allies for invoking the Amalekite theology, which is the “missing link” in grasping incitement to violence against WWII revisionist historians like Irving.
This video was banned by Google in 2006: Writing on January 27, 2006, three days after the video of our speech debuted on Google’s fledgling online video channel in the relatively early days of the Internet, Professor Lipstadt lost no time in attacking this writer in her blog, describing the film of my speech as a “revolting video attack” on her:
“I was recently alerted to a video from David Irving’s Real History conference in which Michael Hoffman, someone well known to those who are aware of the cohort of racists, antisemites, and deniers, engages in a virulent attack on me.”
After Prof. Lipstadt’s denunciation — and two days after Mr. Irving was sentenced to prison in Austria for merely giving a revisionist lecture in that country — on Feb. 23, 2006 this video was banned by Google.
The “Lipstadt, Amalek and Irving” video had passed Google’s review process and was approved for broadcast by Google. The finding, on the part of Google almost a month after it had been placed online, of a “violation,” is almost certainly due to behind-the-scenes pressure exerted on Google. The video had been broadcast from January 24 to Feb. 22, 2006 with, according to Google, 1708 “page views” in that time period.
After the damage was done and the video was gone, Lipstadt donned her civil libertarian persona and proceeded to lament its removal: “I am sorry the video is gone. It was such a blatant example of the venomous hatred these folks feel towards Jews. It also was a prime illustration of their delusional conspiracy theories. I had used it in a number of speeches to illustrate their thinking.”
Needless to say, there is absolutely “no hatred toward Jews” in this video. Some Zionists can’t seem to refrain from recklessly spouting this “Jew hater” trope. It’s a Pavlovian response to any informed criticism of a Zionist academic that is accurate — and wounding because it is accurate. By ominously terming David Irving an “Amalek,” he was rendered, in terms of rabbinic theology by means this hate speech, a target for extermination. Pointing this out is only “Jew hate” in a Wonderland world where any defiance of the impostures of one’s adversaries is automatically suspect.
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