Claim:   On-line bookseller is partnered with the web site

Status:   Not any more.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2001]

A good friend of mine, while searching the Internet, ran across OK. Then he sees a promotion right on their web page by Amazon.Com advising the readers that:

“You can buy books about the Intifada and Palestine from Amazon.Com. All profits from the referral will go to developing” How great! I would assume that this pretty well eliminates Amazon.Com as a book seller, for those of us that understand that the Intifada is about killing Israeli civilians and driving Israel out of the land of their forefathers.

And obviously Amazon.Com is not planning on receiving any more of our business! It would also be nice for us to notify Amazon.Com of our decision and how shocked we were at their evident lack of knowledge of the conflict and the terrorist activities and suicide bombings of civilians that have been the paramount focus of this Intifada.

Origins:   Like many other web retailers, operates an associates program under which operators of qualifying web sites can earn commissions by directing visitors to purchase books and other products through’s own site. (We here at participate in this program, offering links on our site to various urban legend-related books which can be purchased through

An inquiry to about this issue drew the following terse response:

Greetings from the Associates Program.

Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding the Web site

Please note, this account has been suspended pending further investigation, and we have requested they remove all links to immediately.

Thanks again for contacting us regarding this matter.’s


posted policy states that sites which may be found unsuitable for acceptance into their associates program include those that promote sexually explicit materials; promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; promote illegal activities; include “amazon” or variations or misspellings thereof in their domain names; or otherwise violate intellectual property rights. did have associate links on their site at one time (as confirmed by’s statement that their account has been “suspended”), but we have no way of knowing whether took them on as an associate site because they didn’t feel the site unsuitable under their guidelines, or because they simply didn’t screen the site’s application as thoroughly as they ordinarily do. Either way, no longer has any links to that we can find.

Last updated:   7 March 2008