The virulently anti-Semitic “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” is now available in virtual form as an application in both the Apple iTunes and Android marketplaces, according to a report by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
For just 99 cents iPhone users can download the Protocols from the “Education” section of Apple’s online marketplace. A portion of the profits from the application’s sale ostensibly go to Apple, as developers engage in a 70-30 split of revenue with the computing giant, according to Apple’s guidelines and the MEMRI report.
The application is also available on Android smartphones at no cost, MEMRI reports.
The sale of the ancient, anti-Semitic tome has drawn ire from several Jewish organizations that have urged the computing giants to ban the applications. Both Apple and Google, which produces the Android platform, have remained mum thus far, refusing to take action.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a decades-old book purporting to reveal the ways in which Jewish people control the international monetary system, as well as politics and foreign policy. Though it has been widely discredited in most of the Western world, the anti-Semitic book is still heavily circulated throughout the Middle East and Arab countries.
One Android version of the Protocols, which includes images of swastikas, has been downloaded by users “between 500-1,000” times, according to the report.
Another English version of the application that can be accessed from Google Play via an Android smartphone is currently on sale for one dollar.
The description reads: “The document known now as the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is one of the most important documents ever to come to light in the world. In fact, it can be described as the blueprint for the domination of the world by a secret brotherhood.”
The Arabic version of the application includes a similar description, according to a translation by MEMRI: “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.”
In addition to swastikas, the application contains other anti-Semitic illustrations, including an “image of a Jewish star with an octopus in its center flanked by an image of the world,” as well as image of “a red Jewish star with a snake rising from its center.”