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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

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    Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article
    August 24, 2009

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A Swedish newspaper has published a second article accusing the Israeli army of harvesting Palestinian organs.

    A Palestinian family in the West Bank told the newspaper, Aftonbladet, in an article published Sunday that the body of their 19-year-old son, killed by Israeli soldiers in 1992, was returned to them wrapped in bandages and that they found a scar running from his neck to his stomach. The newspaper published a picture that the family said is their son's body, showing the scar. The IDF told the family the scar was from an autopsy.

    The article calls on Israel to investigate the issue to put a stop to the rumors or to the practice.

    In an editorial published Monday, Aftonbladet Editor Jan Helin defended his decision to print the stories, saying that he is "a responsible editor who gave the green light to an article because it raises a few questions." He added that the newspaper had no actual evidence that the allegations against the Israel Defense Forces are true.

    Meanwhile, thousands of Israelis have signed on to a boycott of the Swedish retail outlet IKEA via an online petition. The petition calls the publication of the articles "anti-Semitic" and "a Medieval-type blood libel." There is an IKEA store in Netanya and a second outlet in Israel is set to open in 2010.

    Citing freedom of the press, the Swedish Foreign Ministry disavowed a condemnation of the story last week by Sweden's ambassafor to Israel. Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have called on the Swedish government to condemn the article.

    The controversy comes two weeks before Carl Bildt, the Swedish foreign minister, is scheduled to visit Israel. Sweden currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union.


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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Does anybody here believe these claims may hold some truth?
    I'm no fan of Israel, but I'd need to see some actual proof of this before I'd personally start to believe it.
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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    That's so weird/synchronystic. A few days ago I couldn't go to bed and wandered to the thought, "What if somewhere, somehow there was a small faction hidden within a war machine that funneled a bit of the dead for extra money somehow." Kind of how the Chinese supposedly do to Falun Gong. And after that I wondered if some dire business man could somehow ever possibly ever conceive and accomplish a Soilentgreen type scenario. Oh, the creativity of a tired mind.
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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Yeah but, this is Sweden we are talking about here making these accusations. Not Iran. I find it very odd.
    I don't find it at all odd at all BECAUSE it is Sweden.

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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Yeah but, this is Sweden we are talking about here making these accusations. Not Iran. I find it very odd.
    Oh, I agree. The source is really weird. But, until there is proof, I'm not sure how serious we can all take it.
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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    It is a freaking opinion piece... where he voices his OPINION about the rumors that have been around for decades, that the IDF is harvesting organs from Palestinian captives. I remember hearing about it in the late 1990s for god sake.

    The Israeli reaction is totally out of proportions.. so either he hit a raw nerve and it is somewhat true, or Israel has different beef with Sweden that we are not aware of at the moment.
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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    i f Israel boycott IKEA they dont by Swedish furniture. thiis is
    no big deal

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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I don't find it at all odd at all BECAUSE it is Sweden.

    The Swedes are among the worst in Europe for adopting Palestinianism with religious ferver.
    thiis i s true perhaps in Uppsala becuase many`muslim live there.

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    Appalling if true

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    From a purely religious perspective, why would jews want Cainanite organs?
    Hella I know. Maybe they were selling them to the rabbis in New Jersey

    But just because one can conceive of an answer to that sort of a question isn't necessarily a valid argument against something.

    Appalling if true. But otherwise, meh--there're more sensationalist stories out there.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is a freaking opinion piece... where he voices his OPINION about the rumors that have been around for decades, that the IDF is harvesting organs from Palestinian captives. I remember hearing about it in the late 1990s for god sake.

    The Israeli reaction is totally out of proportions.. so either he hit a raw nerve and it is somewhat true, or Israel has different beef with Sweden that we are not aware of at the moment.
    There were rumors back in the day that Jews kidnap Christian children and make Matzot from their blood.
    ([ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel_against_Jews[/ame])

    It really saddens me to see that Anti-semitism is still strong and alive in Europe, when even the government of Sweden itself refuses to condemn this disgusting piece of obvious racism, calling this "free-speech".

    The fact that you seriously believe there might be any truth to even a tiny little piece of paper from this disgusting person's article is a cutting evidence to the hatred those lies produce.

    And it's the first time I hear such accusations, never heard those so-called 'rumors', but I guess that's just because I don't live in Europe, the world's most racist region in the entire history of mankind.
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