Amazon bans Hoffman's new book
Tue 8/05/08
Michael Hoffman



Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, August 5 -- Though the official publication
date for Michael Hoffman's new book, "Judaism Discovered: A Study of
the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition and
" is August 10, it has already encountered an almost
unprecedented ban on it by "earth's largest bookstore,"

After Amazon pre-ordered eleven copies of the book, the author was
notified on August 3 by David Zapolsky, Vice President and Associate
General Counsel at, that Amazon "will not continue
distributing the book."

Though it may have been a coincidence, in roughly the same time
frame, Google Inc. e-mailed Hoffman to inform him that his "On the
Contrary" blog, hosted by Google since 2006, was set to be
permanently deleted.

Google accused Hoffman of running a "spam" blog, in spite of the
fact that he has written more than 500 original columns for the blog
over the course of the nearly two years that Google has hosted "On
the Contrary."

In 2006 Google Video banned two of Hoffman's videos, "World War II
Revisionists Charles Provan" and "Deborah Lipstadt, Amalek and David

"While I did not anticipate the ban by Amazon," Hoffman said, "which
in the past has had a well-deserved reputation as a bastion of
freedom of the press, fierce opposition to 'Judaism Discovered' was
of course expected. Mr. Zapolsky's Aug. 3 communication was so
partisan it was akin to a hazmana from a Beit din. It seems that
when Judasm is radically challenged, there are no limits to the
tribal solidarity that coalesces to fight threats to its immunity, a
an immunity not enjoyed by Christianity or Islam. "

Hoffman has exhausted his appeals to the Amazon corporate hierarchy.
Mr. Zapolsky informed Hoffman that until rabbinic objections are
lifted, the book cannot be distributed by Amazon.

Hoffman added, "As I stated in my 'Desideratum' essay, the
only 'argument' 'Judaism Discovered' can't overcome is the silent
treatment. If the book is denied distribution, advertising and
publicity, the enemies of truth his will have carried the day in the
only way they can, through suppression and censorship." Meanwhile,
Independent History and Research, the book's publisher, has asked
for patience from customers who have ordered the book. Their tiny
shipping room staff of one-full time adult worker and one part time
teen worker has been overwhelmed by the hundreds of orders for the
book with which they are deluged, some of them for multiple copies
and cases quantities, and are working long hours in order to process
them in the order in which they are received.

Civil letters of protest may be addressed as follows (persons who
send abusive or threatening letters will be regarded, and exposed,
as agents of our adversaries):

1200 12th Avenue, Suite 1200,
Seattle, WA 98144-2734

Michael Hoffman can be reached at hoffman AT

NOTE: Amazon is heavily patrolled by Zionist activists like Allyson Taylor, who works for the AJC, who routinely makes them cut off their business relationships with authors, often through trickery, as well as policing the book reviews for anti-Israel content. -WVNS