The libel that won’t die

Beginning in the 12th saw the rise of a series of hysterical fantasies alleging Jews abducted Christian children to ritually sacrifice. This lie is still in circulation (via Haaretz.com):

Stories appearing on several Ukrainian Web sites claim Israel has brought around some 25,000 Ukrainian children into the country over the past two years in order to harvest their organs.

The claim, which was made by a Ukrainian philosophy professor and author at a pseudo-academic conference in Kiev five days ago, is the latest expression of a wave of anti-Semitism in the country. It comes a few months after a Swedish tabloid ran an article alleging that Israel Defense Forces soldiers have killed Palestinian civilians for their organs.

This is 2009. It’s insane people believe this shit. It’s mostly on the idiot fringes in the US; but anti-Judaism with a global paranoia is still a lethal danger throughout most of the world.

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