The "Holocaust industry" in the USA certainly exists and has consistently used Holocaust as a political lever with every US administration since WW2. It is responsible for devaluing the lessons of the Holocaust as a result and also for carrying out self-perpetuating activities in which 'the good of the survivors' is used to access funds which haven't always reached survivors. In Israel we haven't exactly covered ourselves in glory with the way we dealt with survivors and finances. BUT when a great film-maker embarks on the kind of project Stone is engaged with and describes it the way he has, then you cannot say the Holocaust industry deserves all the blame. That he trots out the now well publicised Meersheimer Walt contention that the Jews run US Mid-East foreign policy and adds the spicy suggestion that they run the US press too, is extremely worrying, if not because it's not substantiated. This is well beyond Stone's need to publicise an upcoming film by courting enough controversy to raise audience figures. Challenge the Holocaust industry - OK. Make ridiculous claims about a US wide Jewish press and power conspiracy - not OK. The question remains however, what is to be done about this? The answer isn't simple and Stone knows it.
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State (Reuters)