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Israel blasts Sweden over organ harvesting report

AFP/The Local · 21 Aug 2009, 08:29

Published: 21 Aug 2009 08:29 GMT+02:00

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed Stockholm for distancing itself from a statement by Sweden's Ambassador to Israel Elisabet Borsiin Bonnier expressing outrage at the article.

"Lieberman will send Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt a strong protest over the foreign ministry's distancing from the condemnation published by the ambassador," the ministry said in a statement.

"It is regrettable that the Swedish foreign ministry does not intervene when it comes to a blood libel against Jews, which reminds one of Sweden's conduct during World War II when it also did not intervene," the statement quoted Lieberman as saying.

"Freedom of press means the freedom to publish the truth and not lies."

Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper claimed on Monday that Israeli soldiers snatched Palestinian youths and returned their dismembered bodies a few days later, sparking a storm of outrage in Israel.

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A spokeswoman for Sweden's foreign ministry on Thursday said that "the Tel Aviv embassy must have responded in accordance to the public opinion in Israel."

Lieberman further instructed his ministry to examine the possibility of revoking press credentials from the newspaper's representative in the Jewish state.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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12:28 August 21, 2009 by bocale1
"Freedom of press means the freedom to publish the truth and not lies" AHHAHHAH.... and who decides what is the truth and what is a lie? Should the democratic countries just give rights to people to appeal in case of calumny but step out from any preventive censorship?

This is going to be a very sad page in Israel government credibility.
12:38 August 21, 2009 by c9dw2rm8

Nazis collaborators are not democratic - they are just a stinky collaborators !!

12:59 August 21, 2009 by La Figaro
@c9dw2rm8 but are the israelis really trading in palestinan organs? Funny enough, I've been hearing this story for years now. Let's face the truth, a lot of atrocities are being committed
14:32 August 21, 2009 by bocale1
c9...etc... you are a disgusting racist. not worth more than the few secs it took me to write this reply.
21:19 August 21, 2009 by Playmaker
so what "race" is he hateing on?

On a serious note lets say it is true, i would want a body part if it ment i could stay alive and would pay whatever to live. they are already dead. it is a fact in many hosipitals DR.s will be quicker to declare "brain dead" or some other term if they are a donator then the hospitals make hell of a lot more money the the rabbi did. they are dead so let them make one good thing in this world.

@danger mouse south park is a perfect ex. of "Free Speech" it insults millions maybe a billion but the writers do not need fed. protection from death. now do they?
23:49 August 21, 2009 by roy.f
The truth is that israel and the palestinian authority has a full cooperation in the field of organ donation. israel doesn't need to do these kind of things, as the two authorities see eye to eye this issue.

a full research would have found many pallestinian families who donated organs of realtives to israelis, and vice versa.

have a good weekend everybody.
16:34 August 22, 2009 by Cornelius Hamelberg
Our very able Foreign Minister Carl Bildt's holy pessimism and holy wrath notwithstanding - not to mention this kind of scepticism which wants to permit vile - and simply outrageous on going anti-Semitic propaganda free reign in the Swedish anything/ everything goes "free press" media war against Israel has to come to terms with the missing or forgotten element which is probably at the bottom of all this demonization of the IDF:

Those who don't know it , please know it now: this is a continuation of the same old blood libel all over again. It has worked in the past and this time it wants to make Nazis out of Jews.

In case you don't know what the blood libel Google and also visit the ADL website
21:24 August 22, 2009 by bongo8
Some things about sweden:

09:35 August 23, 2009 by roihat168
Its true. We sold organs to Sweden

We took brains out of hamas members to be implanted into Swedish politicians.

The operation only took a few seconds due to the small size of the organ. If you want further proof just listen to the rantings of those idiots.
16:45 August 29, 2009 by Cornelius Hamelberg
Dear Johnny T,

The Almighty is the Sovereign of the Universe.

The whole world belongs to the Almighty and HE


yes HE CAN - give it or a part of it, to whomsoever HE please!

HE gave ISRAEL to His Chosen People. That's it.

That's the long and short of it . Now you and he and she and it can go cry as much as they like about what the Almighty did.

This should please you:


Google : Israel

Aelia = "the Roman name fro Jerusalem was also used in the early period of Arab rule, until it was replaced by the later al-Quds"

Google :Ashkenazi

Google : Khazars

We are still one family: the family of Bani Adam, earthlings.

About land possession and rights to land, al- Islam fields two concepts : Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam.

Yes, since the age of thirteen I've been familiar with all of Arthur Koestler including his

" The 13th Tribe" which has often been brought to my attention of late, by certain anti -Semites, not least of all a certain anti -Semitic Professor by the name of Tony Martin who makes great bones about the central thesis that for him and you, logically arises therefrom:

That the Ashkenazi Jews descend from the Kathars , who were not at Mt. Sinai …. Now this is not all true - and even if it is/ were partially true, let me tell you this: that king David who wrote Psalm111 and who reigned from his throne in Jerusalem is also a descendant of a convert.

You should, " keep it in your mind and not fergit " : that I think, even you can convert to membership of the Jewish people.

Needless to say, anyone, anyone at all can convert from anything to be a Muslim.

Here's a story for you it's from pages 70- 71 of Bernard Lewis' "The Jews of Islam"


N. B: Ka'b a Jewish convert was Caliph Umar's right hand man:

"…. in earlier times there was a strong resistance among many theologians and jurists who regard this notion as judaizing error - as one more among many attempts by Jewish converts to infiltrate Jewish ideas or practices into Islam.

A story is told by the great ninth-century historian Tabari, describing a visit by the caliph Umar to the newly conquered city of Jerusalem, illustrates this point:

" When 'Umar came … to Aelia… he said, " Bring me Ka'b"

Ka'b was brought to him, and Umar asked him, " Where do you think we should put the place of prayer ?"

" By the rock, " answered Ka'b

" By God, Ka'b," said Umar, " you are following after Judaism. I saw you take off your sandals."

" I wanted to feel the touch of it with my bare feet, " said Ka'b

" I saw you" said Umar, " But no… we were commanded concerning the Ka'ba in Mecca."

Ka'b al Ahbar was a well known Jewish convert to Islam and an important figure was at fault in maintaining it despite his conversion , and that only Mecca is the direction of

prayer and place of pilgrimage for all Muslims.
05:34 September 6, 2009 by Mr_AC
French pres. Sarkozy had to make a trip to Nigeria or Sudan where the "volunteers" of an alleged Israeli charitable organization and the French crew of their chartered plane were being held for attempting to smuggle orphans out of the country in order to harvest their organs.

And here in the US the FBI uncovered a corruption ring in New Jersey that included hasidic rabbis and organ harvesting.

I believe the Swedish story.
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