Organ for Anti-Semitism
A time-honored anti-Semitic lie is that Jews kidnap non-Jews and kill them to use their bodies for various — usually ritual — purposes. In Christian Europe of the Middle Ages, it was claimed that Jews used the blood of Christian children to bake matzah for Passover.
In a modern-day version, it’s claimed that Israel kills Palestinians and use them as involuntary organ donors for ill Jews in need of a kidney, liver or spleen. The Swedish journalist Donald Boström tried to push this story in a book already in 2003, and now he’s found another opportunity to recycle the accusation: the illegal organ trade scandal in the United States.
Yesterday, Boström published a long article connecting the events that have rocked the Jewish community in New Jersey with the rumors and unsubstantiated hearsay he was fed in the West Bank during the Second Intifada.
The culture section of Aftonbladet, the leading organ of the social democratic movement in Sweden, is Boström’s willing mouthpiece. His article can be read in full here.