Friday, August 21, 2009

"Blood libel"

Apparently, Israel is furious with a Swedish tabloid, Aftonbladet, because it ran a story (with inconvenient photos) that Israeli soldiers have been literally carving up Palestinian kids and selling their organs on the black market (with a tie-in to the FBI arrest of a kidney-trafficking rabbi from Brooklyn last month) since at least 1992. The Israelis consider this a "blood libel" and I have to admit, it does sound about as farfetched as 1930's radioland mystery theater.

On the other hand, carving up Palestine and selling West Bank real estate to Israeli settlement developers is just business as usual, so — "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"

What? You can't read Swedish? Shame on you! (Try Google's Language Tools.)

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