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ON NOVEMBER 26, 1992, at the height of the well-coordinated international Jewish campaign to secure the arrest and deportation of English historian David Irving in whatever country he set foot, the prestigious Jewish Telegraph Agency published the claim that he was about to lecture alongside terrorist leaders in Scandinavian countries.
The story was quite untrue. Mr Irving immediately issued denials, and wrote to the embassies of those countries assuring them that if and when he did lecture there it would be at the invitation of properly accredited bodies or academic institutions. Stockholm television broadcast a facsimile of this letter of denial. Within a few weeks however he had lost all his Swedish publishers in consequence of this lie, and even his Swedish literary agent refused to act any longer for him.
The Jewish Telegraph Agency Daily Dispatch, November 26, 1992.
Israel and Jewish Groups asks Sweden to ban anti-Zionist conference.
By Tom Tugend
"WITH THE explosion of neo-Nazi violence across the European continent, such a gathering will only add fuel to the fires of bigotry in your country," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, said in a letter to the Swedish ambassador to the United States.... The European Jewish Congress, an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress, ... also asked for Sweden to ban entry of the delegates to the conference, which is scheduled for Nov. 28-29.
Scheduled participants include Chicago Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan, Holocaust revisionists Robert Faurisson of France, David Irving of England and Fred Leuchter of the United States, as well as representatives of Russians' anti-Semitic Pamyat movement and the Iranian backed Hezbollah and Hamas Moslem anti-Israel terror groups.
In his own letter to Swedish ambassador Anders Thunborg, Kent Schiner, president of B'nai B'rith International, wrote that "participants in this proposed conference have been refused entry by Austria, Germany, Italy, the United States and Canada." [...] Just two weeks ago, Holocaust revisionist Irving was deported from Canada after ignoring a ban on entering the country.
(JTA staff writer Debra Nussbaum Cohen in New York contributed to this report.)
1. Debra Nussbaum Cohen also wrote the ADL attack on David Irving's biography, Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich, of which she had never seen a copy.
2. To its credit the report published by the Jewish Chronicle, the principal London weekly, omitted David Irving's name from the story based on the JTA dispatch, listing only Leuchter and Faurisson whom it evidently considered less likely to sue.