Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blood Libel

There is something amazingly persistent about anti-Semitism. It does not even have to change its form. The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported that maybe the IDF were harvesting organs from Palestinians (a minor variant of the classic blood libel). Of course this was all at second-hand.
Someone actually did some journalism (though the 'profession' seems no longer to care much about checking facts) to 'confirm' one specific case.

This is a story which started in 1144, with the disappearance of William of Norwich.
It isn’t going to die any time soon. Not in our lifetimes.



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