Today, on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, YouTube saw fit to send me an email to let me know that they were pulling monetization from a bunch of my YouTube videos because they may not be advertiser friendly and may violate community standards. Four of the 7 videos that were demonetized featured Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations in Israel that feature Israelis coming to a two-minute stand still when a siren rings. Yes. No one speaks or says anything. A siren rings and people stand still.

Two of the demonetized videos were similar commemorations of Israel Memorial Day in honor of fallen soldiers and victims of terror. The videos are apolitical and are simply recordings of sirens and standing still. The last video is just me saying the last words of Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl before he was murdered by Muslim terrorists, but substituting my name for Pearl’s: “My name is Daniel Pearl… My father is Jewish. My mother is Jewish. I am a Jew.”

How is any of this even remotely not advertiser friendly? I have no idea. What community standards exactly are being violated? You’ll have to ask YouTube. I know that recently a bunch of big brand advertisers have stopped using YouTube because they found out that their ads were appearing alongside content that was racist and/or encouraged terrorism. And I know that there are a ton of videos that mention the terms “Jewish” and “Holocaust” that are anti-Semitic, racist and promote historical revisionism.

But come on YouTube! Come on! I don’t care about the few pennies I earn from these videos, but surely you can tell the difference between White Power Nazi bullshit and actual commemorations and celebrations of Judaism! I am given the opportunity to ask for a review of these videos but that can take weeks, even months, and in the meantime… I am offended! Anyhow, Holocaust Memorial Day is about to begin here. Time to replace “pissed” with “sombre.”

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • If YouTube is doing this with your videos, then I would recommend the online equivalent of “voting with your feet,”, i.e., if YouTube is disrespecting your content, then take your content elsewhere, and do not post content there in the future.

    Furthermore, do not hesitate to let as many people as possible know why you are pulling your videos from YouTube (posting stories like this is a great first step). Keep posting about it, talk to people about it face-to-face, email your friends and family about, shout it from the highest rooftops if needs be to get the word about what YouTube is doing.

  • What exactly is controversial about Jews standing at attention?

  • Hey Dave, were you in the vids? I can certainly understand it if YouTube censored you specifically.

  • Your video should have been allowed…”free speech” SHOULD be FREE. But, maybe it was considered offensive since Jews keep extorting sumpathy…and billions of dollars using it…while changing the number of “Holocaust” deaths….and that number keeps going down with each new researcher tally, to the point that even the concentration camp plaques have been redone to lower the numbers. While what happened was certainly a tragedy, there have been other racial, and political, “holocausts” with far more victims…namely the Jewish Bolshevik’s mass murders of TENS of millions of Russians, mostly Christian, after winning the Russian revolution, establishing the U.S.S. R, and creating the communist party…and one of those Jewish Bolshevik leaders was non other than David Ben-Gurion, first prime minister of Israel, a communist, and an admitted terrorist, murder, and assassin, who was always willing to kill innocent people…even Jews…if it furthered his political agenda.

    In America we used to have a first amendment that gave us “free speech”. Now, the malicious, sinister Anti Defamation League, along with the New World Order AIPAC, with their millions of dollars, has bribed the crooked politicians to the point that no one can criticize, or even question the Holocaust, any Jew for any reason, or even the state of Israel for wanton mass murders of Palestinians, and whose snipers routinely shoot innocent Palestinians walking across an open field.

    Free speech SHOULD have no limits on the internet, but Jews…who control ALL the “social media” platforms, i.e. Face Book, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Google, Yahoo…ALL OF THEM…are quickly stealing that precious right away to the point of being fascist. After all…who gave them that “right”…God?