How low they can go

Recently a Swedish newspaper published an article reminiscent of medieval blood libels, and about as likely to be true.  Of course it was “criticism of Israel” and not “antisemitism”, so — no problem.

I didn’t write about this at the time because I didn’t think there was anything I could add. Every pro-Israel blog had already jumped on this. And another thing: I’m sick of this garbage. I had to take a shower after reading, for example, the recent Human Rights Watch report which was also nothing but disgusting slanders masquerading as investigation.

I have a 19-year old cat who has started making ‘mistakes’.  19 is very old for a cat and she’s been a good friend over the years, so I just clean up the ‘mistakes’… several times a day. This is how I am starting to feel about the ‘mistakes’ in the press and those made by the ‘human rights’ groups. Except that I like the cat.

But in the interest of disseminating the truth to those who still want to hear it, I present the following:

Stop the presses: Blood Libel Goes Mainstream: Swedish newspaper proves antisemitism is anti-Zionism is now acceptable

By Barry Rubin

We are not talking about a Saudi newspaper or Hamas radio station but a Swedish newspaper. We are not talking about a neo-Nazi rag but a daily closely tied to the Swedish Social Democratic Party. And we are not just talking about an obscure item but an article that received top billing.

On August 18, Aftonbladet, which claims 1.5 million readers, published an article by a man named Donald Boström. The editor responsible is named Åsa Linderborg. She is the newspaper’s cultural affairs’ editor.

This was no random decision for her. When asked once: “What do you wish for most in life right now?” She answered: “What a simple question. What I want is a free Palestine.”

And what did this article say? That Israel’s army deliberately kidnaps Palestinian civilians and then murders them so it can cut out and sell their organs to sick people needing transplants.

Read the rest of Barry Rubin’s article here…

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One Response to “How low they can go”

  1. Shalom Freedman says:

    Perhaps the folks at Aftonbladet do not worry too much about being anti- Semites or as they prefer Anti- Zionists. But they probably are concerned about their professional reputation as journalists. They probably would not like to be shown to be ridiculous in the eyes of their colleagues.
    There certainly should be an effort to get this story into some major publications on the part of not simply pro- Israel people but those who care for responsible journalism.
    By the way as I understand it they did come in for harsh criticism from a rival Swedish newpaper.