A british baronness is alleging that Jewish relief organizations in Haiti harvested organs from earthquake victims.
A Lib Dem and a blood libel | Uri Dromi | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Sickening.Just when we thought we heard everything, there comes Lady Tonge, the Liberal Democrat peer, calling for Israel to set up an inquiry to disprove allegations that its medical teams in Haiti "harvested" organs of earthquake victims for use in transplants.
It is easy to dismiss this as sheer nonsense. Indeed, my friend Yisrael Medad, with whom I usually disagree, had it right this time, when in his blog he wondered whether someone had made off with the baroness's brain. One thing for sure: nobody stole Tonge's tongue, and whether or not it is connected to any brain at all, it keeps erupting anti-Israeli abuses, which had already caused her party embarrassment in the past.
Attacking Israel's policies is one thing; insinuating that the army of the Jewish state is stealing organs or as the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published last year, that the IDF was killing Arabs for their organs is to repeat what antisemites were saying about the Jews in the darkest periods of history. A blood libel, in short.