As reported almost everywhere (including one of my previous posts) anti-Semitic goings-on in Venezuela have been in sharp incline in recent years.
But this latest news from one of Sweden's largest papers, Aftonbladet, shows that the ageless hatred against Jews also refuses to go away in the Northern hemisphere.
And the report is all the more maddening, because it's so outrageous in its claims. So devoid of journalistic integrity, and so very beyond mere criticism of Israel (the new cover for anti-Semitism) that it's almost laughable. Almost.
Here's a sample as translated in today's Ha'aretz:
"They plunder the organs of our sons," read the headline in Sweden's largest daily newspaper, the left-leaning Aftonbladet, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article.
The report quotes Palestinian claims that young men from the West Bank and Gaza Strip had been seized by the Israel Defense Forces, and their bodies returned to the families with missing organs.
"'Our sons are used as involuntary organ donors,' relatives of Khaled from Nablus said to me, as did the mother of Raed from Jenin as well as the uncles of Machmod and Nafes from Gaza, who all had disappeared for a few days and returned by night, dead and autopsied," writes author Donald Boström in his report.
Umm, "... relatives of Khaled from Nablus said to me..."? Now THERE's a reliable source. Due diligence, anyone?
Playing off the recent scandal in the U.S., where numerous politicians and rabbis were arrested on money laundering and organ trafficking charges, the left-leaning Aftonbladet story is here in its original Swedish.
If you want to read up on how various elements of the left Swedish media believe that IDF soldiers are harvesting Palestinian organs as part of their daily operations in English, check out the exposée in today's Ha'aretz.
It's wild stuff that is insanely beyond the journalistic pale. Sadder still, is the fact that people will read this and believe it.
Anybody know the Swedish term for "libel"?
And while we're on the topic of outrageous claims against Israel, check out the following newsclip from WeJew.com. Where'd I put that gum...?