As the world's second-largest retailer, Amazon is fueling anti-Semitism through the sale of an anti-Israel apparel line featuring a T-shirt donning the slogan, "Make Israel Palestine Again."
Amazon's offerings do not stop there, with another featured tee emblazoned with, "Free Palestine, End Israel Occupation," which is still available on Amazon.com's official website.
No excuse this time
Unlike Amazon's earlier controversy involving the retailer offering anti-Israel apparel when it defended itself by noting it was offered by a third-party, this time, its product is offered directly from Amazon.com.
"[A] T-shirt on sale at Amazon [is] not by a third-party provider, but [by] the retail giant itself, [and it] is raising some eyebrows – especially those of the Investigative Project on Terrorism," WND reported. "The slogan calls for the end of the one and only Jewish State – 'Make Israel Palestine Again.'”
There is confirmation that Amazon's anti-Semitism line is not third-party merchandize.
"Is Amazon endorsing the destruction of the State of Israel?" PJ Media posed before answering its own question. "If a user chooses a specific size, the site will reveal that this product is 'In Stock' and that it 'Ships from and [is] sold by Amazon.com. This contrasts with a great deal of merchandise Amazon sells that comes from third-party sources."
No indication has been given by Amazon – ranked by Forbes as the world's second-largest retailer only behind Wal-Mart – as to where the anti-Israel apparel is produced, but it has been deduced that the retail giant is behind it.
"Amazon does not reveal who produces these shirts as it does with most products on 'Amazon Fashion,'" PJ Media's Tyler O'Neil informed. "It seems reasonable for a user to believe that the company itself is designing and selling this product."
The T-shirts should not be shocking if worn on many colleges across the United States, where the anti-Israeli, pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is alive and well – and supported by many politically correct student groups and faculty in the name of humanitarianism and "anti-oppression."
In the face of the movement's humanitarian facade, BDS supporters champion the cause of the Palestinian Authority (P.A.), which is co-leads the Palestinians with the internationally recognized Islamic terrorist group – Hamas.
"The slogan is popular with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which is linked to terror-linked organizations such as the Council of National and Islamic Force in Palestine – a coalition that includes representatives from Hamas and other terrorist groups," WND noted. "The BDS movement aims to isolate Israel politically and economically using sanctions and boycotts of Israeli goods."
Other online companies and social media giants turn to the ultra-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for their take on political issues -- an organization that is notoriuos for spreading smear campaigns against conservative companies and leaders across America.
"Like Apple, Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Amazon relies on the expertise of the Southern Poverty Law Center – an extremist, left-wing group that works with all six of the Internet giants on determining which content is appropriate and which is not," WND added.
Playing off of Trump's pro-Israel sentiments
As seen on numerous social media channels, the "Make Israel Palestine Again" slogan is a spinoff of President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan, and with his strong stance with Israel – as witnessed through moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jersalem in recognition of the Holy City as Israel's official capital – he has been targeted for his pro-Israel foreign policy.
"The slogan 'Make Israel Palestine Again' is used often on social media, including a Twitter page and an Instagram account," O'Neil pointed out. "An image on the Twitter feed shows President Trump wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat Photoshopped to say 'Make Israel Palestine Again.'"
Inaction says it all ...
Amazon's failure to immediately take the anti-Israel shirt off its site – despite being contacted over the issue – is a clear indication that it does not take anti-Semitism as seriously as it does other hate speech.
"Late last month, Amazon stopped selling neo-Nazi and KKK products after [Muslim] Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) sent a letter urging the site to remove all products from Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)-designated 'hate groups," O'Neil recounted. "On Wednesday, the company stopped endorsing products from Infowars' Alex Jones."
No problem with customers touting anti-Semitism
Amazon has done little to nothing to stop its highly publicized reviews.
Even though Amazon reviews take both sides of the issue – both five-star and one-star reviews are displayed on its site – bragging about spreading a hate message is deemed inappropriate and highly offensive to most Jews and advocates of Israel.
"'Get tons of compliments everywhere I wear this shirt! One day, the Palestinians will have their home again," "YoYo" exclaimed in one of the three five-star ratings, as reported by RK, according to PJ Media. "A user named 'ethan allen' added, 'I love this shirt.'"
Calling out hate speech
Those disapproving of the shirt as "Israel Hate" for sale also chimed in with one-star reviews on Amazon.
"This is a HORRIBLE, EVIL shirt, and I will not stand for this," "Joanofark06" wrote in a one-star review on Amazon. "I will refuse to buy from Amazon, ever again, until this shirt gets taken down, as Israel is God's land, an[d] our Bible mentions Israel over 100 times."
Another reviewer condemned the shirt as promoting Adolf Hitler and his anti-Semitic Nazi regime, and then accused Amazon of hypocrisy.
"Adolf [Hitler] would love this shirt," "Techamaki" contended, in an Amazon review of the shirt. "At the same time that Amazon is removing Amazon Choice from Infowars Life products for political purposes, they are promoting anti-Semitic hate speech."
Another agreed with this sentiment.
"Wear it so to let others know you are a Nazi," reviewer Emanuela Prister expressed. '[This anti-Israel T-shirt is] a recommended buy for descendants and cultural heirs of fascists and Nazis who wants to end Jews once and for all."
One reviewer took the opportunity to clarify history and set the facts straight.
"[The shirt is a] LIE! ... Palestine isn't a state. Israel was given to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob," John Holmes argued in his Amazon review. "The Palestinians are Arabs. Israel doesn't belong to the Palestinians."
Facebook not nipping anti-Semitism at the bud, either
Late last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg tried to defend and pull away from comments he made on a podcast declaring that some Holocaust deniers are not intentionally misinterpreting recognized historical fact that serves a somber message to the world.
"During a wide-ranging interview on tech website Recode, Zuckerberg addressed the spread of misinformation on Facebook and how the social network plans on addressing concerns it's still giving outlets a platform to publish false news for its 2.2 billion users," USA Today reported in July. "In one segment, Zuckerberg addresse[d] how Facebook prefers to limit the distribution of misinformation, only removing content if it causes physical harm or personally attacks another user."
The Facebook founder appeared to make excuses for those denying the Nazi German's merciless slaughter of 6 million Jews.
"I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened," Zuckerberg explained, according to USA Today. "I find that deeply offensive, but at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong."
Anti-Defamation Leaue CEO Jonathan Greenblatt condemned Zuckerberg's comments as defending Holocaust deniers.
"Holocaust denial is a willful, deliberate and longstanding deception tactic by anti-Semites that is incontrovertibly hateful, hurtful and threatening to Jews," Greenblatt declared in a statement, according to USA Today. "Facebook has a moral and ethical obligation not to allow its dissemination."