In our world today, several people, groups and minorities are singled-out for persecution. Yet there is one group that overwhelmingly has faced a more sustained, vicious, and relentless hatred: the Jews. Many people have negative perceptions about Jewish people and the state of Israel. The question is, why? The why is a bit elusive. But we know some of the sources, and sadly, the legacy of the notorious forgery, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion has created widespread fear and hatred of the Jewish people. Purported to be a “strategic” document for taking over the world, the Protocols is actually a product of the Czarist police in Russia, not long before the Communist Revolution. Now, in License to Murder, esteemed scholar Alex Grobman has written a brilliant examination of this famous document, and his historical grasp is important to understand, if we are going to effectively battle persecution in our world today.
Alex Grobman is a historian with a M.A. and Ph.D. in contemporary Jewish history from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has written many books and is considered a world-class expert on Middle East relations. Currently, he is serving as the Executive Director for the American/Israeli Friendship League. Dr. Grobman is also a board member of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and on the advisory board of the Endowment for Middle East Truth.