Old blood libel of Jews stealing organs spreads in the Arab world

Anti-Semitic cartoons that claims that Israelis is killing Arabs to steal their organs, first leveled in Sweden’s leading newspaper last month, have spread to the Arab World.

A Jew eating an Arab Palestinian child. Published in several Arab newspapers
A Jew eating an Arab Palestinian child. Published in several Arab newspapers

The Algerian daily Al-Khabar asserting that young children are being kidnapped from Algeria’s cities, transported to Morocco, and then sold to Israelis and American Jews who then harvest their organs for sale on the black market.

The outlandish story seems to be gaining momentum on mainstream Arab and Muslim Web sites, and mirrors the recent report in Aftonbladet alleging that IDF soldiers did the same with Palestinians. The Algerian report also claims Jews would sell the organs in Israel and the United States for anywhere between USD 20,000 to USD 100,000.

The official Iranian news agency PressTV reported that the suspected Jews are connected to Israeli rabbi Levi Rosenbaum, who was recently arrested in New Jersey for his involvement in importing human organs.

Meanwhile, Jewish communities in the US, Russia and Argentina have been targeted with anti-Semitic attacks ahead of the High Holy Days, which starts with Rosh Hashana this coming Friday.

Anti-Semitic grafiti in Latvia was made by unknown vandals painted red swastikas on two Seattle-area synagogues over the past weekend. The swastikas and the phrase «4th Riech» were painted on the synagogues, reported the Seattle Times, while the word Nazi and at least eight other swastikas also were painted on a sidewalk and driveway in the area.

In Russia, a group of skinheads were arrested last Saturday for arson in the far east city of Khabarovsk after attacking a synagogue and a police investigator’s house with Molotov cocktails. The gang allegedly targeted children with bombs thrown into a children’s room of the synagogue as well as the bedroom they believed the local policeman’s children slept, according the Russian Interior Ministry spokesman. The policeman investigates cases involving extremist violence.

And in Argentina, 58 gravestones were destroyed at a Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday. Julio Schlusser, Secretary-General of the Jewish Community in Argentina said on Sunday that some of the graves included victims of the 1994 terror attack on the AMIA Jewish community center.

Meantime, a German university student reportedly will appeal a fine for displaying an Israeli flag in response to an anti-Israel rally. A German policeman had insisted that waving the flag in front of Muslim protestors was provocative and a criminal offense.

The incident is similar to a case in Sweden last week in which a Swedish police chief ordered five individuals wearing the Magen David (Star of David) symbol on their chests to leave a public area at once. The police commander reportedly told the small group, «You can absolutely not stand here with those symbols» as they stood across the street from a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

First published: September 18th, 2009.

Source: ICEJ.org

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  1. By way of introduction, my name is Hillel Zaremba and I am the Curriculum Coordinator for CAMERA, charged with the development and marketing of our free curriculum, “Eyes on Israel”, which you can read about here. (http://camera.org/index.asp?x_context=56&x_miscitem=29)

    Part of my job is to send out regular curriculum updates to users and recipients of the curriculum with links to new articles and information. I’m planning on one that will discuss the recent Swedish blood libel that you discuss here (https://ivarfjeld.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/old-blood-libel-of-jews-stealing-organs-spreads-in-arab-world/). I was wondering what your source was for the image you used; is it a recent cartoon in response to the Aftonbladet article or an old one? Can you point me to an original or did you scan it in itself and if so, can I use it?


    Thanks for your help!

    1. Dear Hillel.

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      There is no link between the published cartoons and the articles. This cartoons must be an old one. Sometimes I use cartoons that fits into the News presented, and sometimes not.

  2. Ivar, I really enjoyed your post of 29 November comparing Jesus of the Bible with Jesus of Rome. I have distributed your article toso many people sndbit has made such an amazing impact. May I kindly ask the following of you…
    1) please add scriptural reference to each comparison;
    2) please make further comparisons with others’ belief in Jesus such as Mormons, Islam etc
    These comparisons will successfully illustrate to everyone just how lukewarm the world has become in relation to the Holy Word.
    Thanking you in advance
    Bernard Rose

    1. Dear Bernard Rose


      Thanks for blessing me.

      I always use scripture to explain why the Roman Catholic religion is not a part of the Christian family. This article on “Jesus of Rome” just highlighted some obvious differences. It was a bid, in a systematic and easily understandable way, to expose the copy cat.

  3. Dear Ivar
    Thank you for your reply. I read your messages every day without fail. Keep up the great work.
    Bless you in Jesus name my brother.

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