Death to the Arabs March – this video was taken down by Youtube Over a decade ago I published a blog Hitler was right say Zionists showing racist Israelis, to whom the holocaust clearly means nothing, shouting at Jewish demonstrators at Sheikh Jarrar that ‘Hitler was right’ and that they should have died at Auschwitz.
In December 2019 Youtube removed this video from my channel. I immediately restored the video but until a few days ago Youtube did nothing.
There have been a number of incidents of Israelis saying exactly the same as these Israelis. The most recent being two rabbis in the Eli premilitary school who concluded that Hitler’s only fault was that he exterminated the Jews rather than the Palestinians.
According to Youtube’s Moronic Censorship It is Hate Speech to Publish This Photograph of the Warsaw Ghetto Jews and the Nazis
It is part of the warped ‘logic’ of Zionism that if you are Jewish and refuse to emigrate to the ‘Jewish’ state then you deserve to be the victim of anti-Semitism. And it is one step from that to actually wanting to see anti-Semitism in order to ‘encourage’ Jewish emigration.
Many years ago writing in the Labour newspaper Davar Abraham Shpadrong (Sharon) expressed the thinking behind this example of Zionist Anti-Semitism:
“… if I had the power, as I have the will, I would select a score of efficient young men… and I would send them to the countries where Jews are absorbed in sinful self-satisfaction. The task of these young men would be to disguise themselves as non-Jews, and plague these Jews with anti-semitic slogans, such as ‘Bloody Jew,’ ‘Jews go to Palestine,’ and similar ‘intimacies.’ I can vouch that the results, in terms of considerable immigration to Israel from these countries, would be ten thousand times larger than the results brought by thousands of emissaries who have been, for decades, preaching to deaf ears. [See Naim Giladi, Ben Gurion’s Scandals, p. 306]
I’ve put the video on Dropbox for the moment because not only has Google removed my Youtube channel but it has also prevented me sharing the file on Googledrive!
Another of the videos I put up was one of the recent Jerusalem Day Demonstration where slogans such as ‘Death to the Arabs’ and ‘May your villages burn’ were chanted. As a result of removing my video channel my blog now says that the video is unavailable.
Youtube has at least left the video at CTGN up, although they remind us that CTGN is funded by the Chinese government as a way of undermining its content. However Youtube don’t attach any such label to the BBC’s channel to remind us that they too are a state-funded broadcasting organisation funded by a compulsory tax!
There are only two conclusions that I can draw from this.
i. That to work for Youtube you have to have an IQ of less than 80.
ii. That under the rubric of ‘hate speech’ Google now equates those who expose racism and genocide with those who perpetrate it. In other words they are following a Zionist agenda.
Of course these are not alternatives. It may be that Youtube’s Zionist censor(s) are also stupid as well as malevolent.
According to Youtube’s Moronic Censors Publishing this Video of Nazi Atrocities is an example of ‘hate speech’
The implications of Youtube’s decision are potentially enormous. It means that if you post a photograph of Jews disembarking from the trains at Auschwitz you are justifying the holocaust. Or if you publish a picture of Black people being lynched, they can say you are justifying lynching.
According to Youtube’s racist censors Haaretz was guilty of ‘hate speech’ for publishing this photograph
Of course Youtube don’t do this. They confine their censorship to Zionism and Palestine. Pictures of violence against Black people, have never been subject to Youtube or Google censorship which leads me to suspect that the reason that my Youtube channel has been taken down has nothing to do with ‘hate speech’, the all purpose excuse of racists and Zionist. Rather it is deliberate censorship on behalf of the world’s only apartheid state, Israel.
On 7th August I received this message:
Notification of Removal of Youtube Channel
7th August 2021
Hi Tony Greenstein,
We have reviewed your content and found severe or repeated violations of our Community Guidelines. Because of this, we have removed your channel from YouTube.
We know that this is probably very upsetting news, but it’s our job to make sure that YouTube is a safe place for all. If we think that a channel severely violates our policies, we take it down to protect other users on the platform – but if you believe that we’ve made the wrong call, you can appeal this decision. You’ll find more information about the policy in question and how to submit an appeal below.
According to Youtube’s ‘policies’ publishing this photograph of the Warsaw Ghetto is ‘hate speech’
What our policy says
Content glorifying or inciting violence against another person or group of people is not allowed on YouTube. We also don’t allow any content that encourages hatred of another person or group of people. We review educational, documentary, artistic and scientific content on a case-by-case basis. Limited exceptions are made for content with sufficient and appropriate context and where the purpose of posting is clear.
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How this affects your channel
We have permanently removed your channel from YouTube. Going forward, you won’t be able to access, possess or create any other YouTube channels.
What you can do next
There are steps that you can take if you want to appeal this decision:
Appeal here. Make sure that you fill in the appeal form as completely as possible, including your channel URL:
If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to us here.
Sincerely, The YouTube Team
I have submitted numerous appeals to Youtube but it’s like engaging in dialogue with a speaking clock. You get no response but an inane computer produced message. In my latest appeal I wrote:
I’m not sure that a human being, certainly one of average intelligence actually reads these things… However I will AGAIN ask you to restore my channel which you deleted.
You took exception to 2 particular videos. One was a reconstruction by Forensic Architecture of the murder of a Palestinian teacher, Yaqoub Abu Al-Qia, at Umm al Hiran, a Bedouin village in Israel’s Negev that the racists were demolishing in 2017.
It had been claimed that the teacher was trying to kill the police but Forensic Architecture showed that it was a lie. Even Netanyahu accepted that the police evidence was a lie, because of the work by FA based at University College London, yet you took exception to my video. Clearly the little racist who made this decision was badly informed!
Even worse you objected to my video ‘Hitler was right’ which depicted a group of Israeli settlers shouting ‘Hitler was right’ and other epithets at other Jewish protestors.
Clearly I wasn’t endorsing what they were shouting but exposing it. But your moderators, who must have an IQ of at least 50, saw it as ‘hate speech’. I can’t believe your moderators are so dumb and stupid.
Perhaps if I put up a photo of a lynching or Jews at Auschwitz I could be accused of supporting the Holocaust or the KKK? In other words exposing atrocities is as bad as perpetrating them.
I can’t believe your moderators are sooo stupid. I therefore ask, no I demand, that my channel is restored.
It EXPOSES racism it doesn’t CONDONE it.
Of course if your agenda is an Apartheid Zionist one then of course you will want to prevent such things being exposed. Is that your real agenda?
Youtube’s Corporate Censorship
There is no phone number that you can engage with at Youtube. Google is wholly unaccountable for its decisions. I have therefore reached out to Electronic Intifada and others to publicise the latest examples of Corporate Internet censorship.
My first appeal to Youtube was on 8th August. Because they have a 1,000 character limit for any appeal, presumably they are incapable of understanding more than about 200 words, I sent the appeal below about 4 times!
It is difficult to appeal against your decision when you have provided no explanation of why my Youtube channel has been removed other than to say that my channel ‘ severely violates our policies’. You then go on to say that:
‘Content glorifying or inciting violence against another person or group of people is not allowed on YouTube. We also don’t allow any content that encourages hatred of another person or group of people.’
You go on to say that ‘Limited exceptions are made for content with sufficient and appropriate context and where the purpose of posting is clear.
’Your removal of my channel on these grounds is outrageous. I have been an anti-racist and anti-fascist activist all my life. I am Jewish and also an anti-Zionist. I suspect that that is the real reason my channel has been terminated. You don’t like criticism of the State of Israel.
NOTHING WHATEVER in my channel glorifies violence.
On the contrary my purpose in hosting videos showing violence against Palestinians is in order to build enough pressure on Israel to stop the wanton shooting of civilians, including children and the demolition of Palestinian houses.
I suspect that whoever made this decision is a Zionist and supporter of the State of Israel. You have therefore chosen to take sides and smear and defame anti-Zionists as ‘anti-Semitic’ and racist.
For example one video you removed showed 2 Israelis shouting ‘Hitler was right’ against Jewish protestors at Sheikh Jarrar in Jerusalem, where Palestinians have been under threat of eviction for not being Jewish. Far from glorifying their hate speech I was EXPOSING the settlers and their supporters for being racists and fascists.
Perhaps the person who made this decision is ignorant of what is happening in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Can I therefore suggest that they read the Report of B’Tselem, Israel’s most respect human rights organisation ‘
In other words you are persecuting and banning the channel of an anti-racist activist in order to defend racists and supporters of Apartheid. Are you really happy with that? Another video you took exception to was a Forensic Architecture Report from academics at University College London which investigated the murder of a Bedouin teacher in the village of Umm al Hiran by Israeli Police.
A murder which even Israel’s former Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu now accepts was wrong and about which the Israeli Police lied (as they always do). This Report showed why they lied.
The person who made the initial decision on my channel clearly doesn’t understand the issues.
NONE of my videos either glorifies violence or indulges in hate speech. That is merely rhetoric. If you want to defend racist and apartheid practices be honest about it and don’t hide behind empty phrases such as ‘encourages hatred of another person or group of people.’ I hate racism and fascism and nothing else although I do hate political censorship that you have indulged in on bogus and frankly dishonest grounds.
Sent on August 23rd
On Saturday 7th August you removed my UTube channel because it promoted hate speech
I don’t know whether or not you deliberately misrepresented my videos or simply misunderstood them. I will give you the benefit of the doubt.
You have provided NO REASONS for your decision. There were just 2 videos you objected to. After I appealed one of them, by Forensic Architecture, which analysed the murder of a Palestinian in Umm al Hiran you reversed your decision
You didn’t reverse your decision of 6 August concerning my video ‘Hitler was right said right wing Zionists about anti racist Israeli Jews Idiots at Youtube removed’.
This video showed right wing settler Israelis shouting ‘Hitler was right’ at Israeli Jews demonstrating in Sheikh Jarrar against evictions of Palestinians. It was clearly aimed at EXPOSING the racism of the settlers and their supporters.
What is there about this that you don’t understand? The only conclusion that can be drawn is that you support the right wing, fascist and racist settlers and are seeking to protect them.
My video was doing the work of a journalist and showing how antisemitism pervades Zionism. Do you object to that?
I therefore ask once again that you respond substantively and justify your decision or revoke it and apologise for your errors.
If you do neither then I shall blog on your decision which will clearly be a deliberately racist decision in support of the settlers and their lobby,
To repeat, nothing in any of my videos is racist but they EXPOSE racism. Do you now understand?
why the hell is this appeal in Chinese. Why the hell are u incapable of engaging in a rational argument you corporate morons? You cant even view a video and understand context, messaging or anything else. Read this and repeat.
A VIDEO EXPOSING RACISM IS NOT RACIST IN ITSELF. DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
Are there no minimum education standards necessary for a Youtube censor to reach? A child of 10 could understand that a video of right-wing Israeli settlers shouting ‘Hitler was right’ at anti-racist Jews is not an endorsement of what they were saying but quite the opposite.
Just how stupid can you be if you don’t understand this simple thing.
Now don’t come back at me with a pat repeated formula about hate speech. I don’t want to hear it. I want to hear one of you give me reasons as to why you think as you do or alternatively to reverse your decision with the apologies that should already have been made