Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Seen
    12-25-09 @ 10:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    41

    Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    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.


    This article was made possible

  2. #2
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 10:49 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,323

    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    From a purely religious perspective, why would jews want Cainanite organs?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Yop
    Last Seen
    06-27-16 @ 05:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    2,366

    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    From a purely religious perspective, why would jews want Cainanite organs?
    Hmmm..... Abelonian survival?
    Last edited by paris; 08-26-09 at 09:33 AM.

  4. #4
    Sage
    kaya'08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    British Turk
    Last Seen
    05-12-14 @ 01:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,363

    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Does anybody here believe these claims may hold some truth?
    "If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
    > Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <

  5. #5
    Voluntary Resignation

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    11-30-10 @ 05:20 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    7,059

    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?
    Not really:
    He added that the newspaper had no actual evidence that the allegations against the Israel Defense Forces are true.

  6. #6
    Professor
    formerroadie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Last Seen
    06-23-10 @ 08:50 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    2,014

    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    While I'm not a fan of the Israeli state, these accusations need to be proven before printed in a paper. Ridiculous. This is like claiming your enemy is a cannibal. People have been making those accusations for centuries in order to vilify the enemy. This just sounds like a new version of that...
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

  7. #7
    Sage
    kaya'08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    British Turk
    Last Seen
    05-12-14 @ 01:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,363

    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    While I'm not a fan of the Israeli state, these accusations need to be proven before printed in a paper. Ridiculous. This is like claiming your enemy is a cannibal. People have been making those accusations for centuries in order to vilify the enemy. This just sounds like a new version of that...
    Yeah but, this is Sweden we are talking about here making these accusations. Not Iran. I find it very odd.
    "If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
    > Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <

  8. #8
    Baby Eating Monster
    Korimyr the Rat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Laramie, WY
    Last Seen
    11-23-17 @ 02:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    18,709
    Blog Entries
    1

    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?
    No, I don't. The IDF is ruthless, but they're not stupid-- no amount of harvested organs could possibly be worth the fallout from a policy like this.

  9. #9
    Voluntary Resignation

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    11-30-10 @ 05:20 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    7,059

    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.
    It's a Swedish newspaper, not a Swedish human rights organization or something. Until they pony up with some proof, I can't help but believe their motivation is mostly to sell a few newspapers.

    Not only that, the little proof that they do have seems to consist of the testimony of an unnamed Palestinian. I noticed early on that Palestinians tend to lie a lot when it comes to the IDF.

  10. #10
    Sage
    kaya'08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    British Turk
    Last Seen
    05-12-14 @ 01:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,363

    Re: Swedish newspaper prints second organ harvesting article

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    It's a Swedish newspaper, not a Swedish human rights organization or something. Until they pony up with some proof, I can't help but believe their motivation is mostly to sell a few newspapers.

    Not only that, the little proof that they do have seems to consist of the testimony of an unnamed Palestinian. I noticed early on that Palestinians tend to lie a lot when it comes to the IDF.
    Lol thanks for pointing that out
    "If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
    > Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •