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I responded to let them know I could not fathom why on earth they would delete all 23 one-star reviews. It does in fact change the tone of the reviews and make this look as if there are no critical reviews of this book at all, even though there were some that had been there for a long time and were only recently taken down!
Incredible. Amazon appears to be heavily pressured by Alan Dershowitz and his pals at the ADL. Similarly they briefly stopped carrying Finkelstein's Beyond Chutzpah last year. When they were questioned as to why there was no answer. One can only assume it was Dershowitz' usual hysterical threats of lawsuits. The fact is he has never been able to answer the charge made by Finkelstein that he plagiarized parts of From Time Immemorial (a work now accepted as a hoax everywhere but the U.S.) for his equally ridiculous The Case For Israel.
I know why they were deleted....1) I actually read this book and reviewed it, most of our "one star" friends likely didn't...2) most of the "one star" review...which I have read...were filled with hatred and racist comments...that were most likely flagged by amazon 3) several of the reviews were written by the same person who just kept logging on with different names-this was easy to track because most of the one star reviews were written by a person who had never reviewed any other book or anything else on amazon 4) take your conspiracy theories and throw them in the trash...reviews are meant to be written by people who actually read a book or purchased a product, not by those who want to advance their pet political opinions.5) Give me a break: Alan Dershowitz-that all powerful Jew you are so afraid of-has a lot better things to do with his time. 6) Get a life, or maybe you should go bury your head in the sand some more while the super secret International Jewish conspiracy finishes up it's world take over...oh, no...I wasn't supposed to tell you about that.....shhhh...don't pass it on.....
I was very curious if Mark or anyone else ever found out any additional information on this. At the time of writing, this book has only five 1-star reviews out of 71 total, which seems extremely odd considering that this book has been widely discredited. I was also wondering if anyone's noticed anything similar with regard to Amazon's handling of other books/reviews/discussions of Israel-related issues. If this is part of anything resembling a larger pattern, is it possible to start some sort of petition to get Amazon to offer a specific explanation?
Based on the quality of his comment here, however, I don't have any interest in anything "Dr. Lieber" might have to say on the matter.
Finkelstein appeared to be very strange when he was last interview on Lebanese TV. He insisted that Lebanon was occupied by Isreal. When the intervier stated that no Israeli troops are in Lebanon, so how can you say they occupy us. He merely stated we know it to be true. Strange statement's from a supposedly rational man.
maybe amazon just objects to lies and filth like you vermin propagate. a business is under no legal obligation to follow our great but sometimes flawed constitution especially in a blog.. a meesuhmeshunah to you all.