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'Aftonbladet must be held accountable for false allegations'

The Local · 25 Aug 2009, 15:18

Published: 25 Aug 2009 15:18 GMT+02:00

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Like many of you, I have been closely following developments concerning the story in the Swedish daily “Aftonbladet” alleging that Israeli soldiers "harvested" the organs of Palestinians. At the outset, it should be abundantly clear to everyone that the preposterous allegations in this story are false and unsubstantiated, and what’s more, harmful, inciteful, and potentially libelous.

To be sure, freedom of speech is a bedrock of democracy, and you should rightly be proud that it is enshrouded in the Swedish Constitution. But no less important alongside that freedom is responsibility and accountability. And that is where the most egregious problems with this issue lie; which could lead to the loss of greater values such as diminishing the sanctity of life. The bitter lessons of our shared history teaches us that there is a short distance between “anything goes” under cloak of “freedom of speech” to actions of incitement and violence. In our recent history, for example, it was all too common for similar, unsubstantiated stories against Jews to be printed, which gave credence to the worst atrocities of mankind. Precisely because of that shared history and experience, as Europeans, we can not accept this type of irresponsible hate speech cloaked as journalism.

While much has been made of Swedish government officials’ responses, I believe that a fundamental issue has been woefully overlooked; the responsibility that lies with both the article’s author and the newspaper’s editors. The allegations made in the story derive from dangerous age-old anti-Semitic canards and hateful blood libel and should be condemned as such. But the central issue is that the author of the story and the “Aftonbladet” editors have been given a green light under the banner of “freedom of speech” to disseminate these false allegations, that, in the words of Swedish Foreign Minister Bildt’s blog, “can stir anti-Semitism”.

Words have the power to uplift us, to inspire us and to improve the world around us. But when used irresponsibly, they have the power to stir hatred and violence. And that is the problem at the crux of this matter. To be sure, many Swedes have spoken out against the story and they should be commended, but the silence with which others and the government have treated the issue is deafening – and alarming.

As president of a non-partisan organization representing Jewish communities throughout Europe, I have the responsibility to ensure that issues of importance to the Jewish community are raised – for the betterment of all minorities in Europe. Because we are all Europeans, one and the same.

I am proud that we have been at the forefront of joint efforts with the European Parliament, the European Commission and European leaders to foster concrete efforts to promote tolerance and reconciliation throughout Europe. And I hope that as they chair the Presidency of the European Union, Swedish officials will continue to enhance these efforts. But as recent trends throughout Europe have shown, unacceptable incidents of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are all too real, and in several European nations, including Sweden, are regrettably on the rise.

As we approach a major anniversary of the beginning of WWII and the attempted annihilation of an entire people simply because they were Jews, we must stop and ask ourselves about the values of freedom of speech and the intrinsic responsibility that is bound to that freedom. Yes, freedom of speech is a hallmark of rational and free governments and people. But members of the media have an added responsibility – to fact check and to exercise caution before printing any unsubstantiated article – no matter how many newspapers it may sell. Too many times, incitement and blood libel have masqueraded as “articles” with horrific consequences.

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Therefore, I implore you as educated, rational European brothers and sisters, to demand responsibility and credibility from your reporters, their editors and their publishers. What’s more, editorial integrity, responsibility, and accountability MUST be demanded by government officials. Otherwise, the sacred institution of freedom of speech will be worth nothing more than something to wrap our fish in.


Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, a pan-European Jewish umbrella organization.

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16:15 August 25, 2009 by Stüpid
Very impressive article.
16:19 August 25, 2009 by mysticbumwipe
But how do these people know that the 'allegations' "in this story are false and unsubstantiated" and "are preposterous"?

How can they be so sure? : I did a search for about half an hour over the weekend and found six other cases of credible allegations of organ removal without permisiion in Israel.

If I in Sweden can find this information so easily I presume that this is just the tip of an iceberg.

1. The Israeli Minister of Health, Nessim Dahhan, admitting to the practice in an answer to Arab member of the Knesset, Ahmed Teibi. Dahhan said that he couldn't deny that organs of Palestinian youths and children killed by the Israeli forces were taken out for transplants or scientific research. Ahmed Teibi's claim he has received credible evidence proving that Israeli doctors at the forensic institute extracted such vital organs as the heart, kidneys,and liver from the bodies of Palestinian youths and children killed by the Israeli Army in Gaza and the West Bank.

2. The killing of three Palestinian boys, ages 14-15 near Khan Younison on December 30, 2001, and the return of bodies of the three boys to the Palestinians for burial a week later on January 6 2002 with the main vital organs missing from their bodies.

3. The local Tel Aviv paper Ha'ir ran a 12-page expose of Abu Kabir and revealed how the national lab allows medical students to practice on bodies sent there for autopsies, and transfers body parts for transplants without permission from the family of the deceased.

4. The family of a Scottish tourist Alastair Sinclair, who allegedly hung himself in an Israeli jail, who were forced to bring a lawsuit for the return of missing body parts. University of Glasgow pathologists, who did an autopsy at the request of Sinclair's family, found that it had been returned without a heart (which they suspect was used for a transplant). [October 17, 2000 - http://www.jewishmediaresources.com/178/presumed-guilty]

5. "Prof. Yehuda Hiss, the director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir was under police investigation in 2002 for removing organs from deceased persons without familial consent. He was dismissed by the Health Ministry for a while until Hiss agreed to a plea bargain. He admitted to being involved in the removal of body parts from 125 bodies and was reprimanded for this. The stories about Palestinian Intifada dead arriving home with organs removed began soon after the outbreak of the Intifada in 1987. Palestinian pathologist Dr Hatem Abu Ghazaleh said there were many credible reports about this."

etc., etc.
17:57 August 25, 2009 by bocale1
"the central issue is that the author of the story and the "Aftonbladet" editors have been given a green light under the banner of "freedom of speech""... let´s see, freedom of speech authorized by the government.... Ahmadinejad would definitely agree with this view...

Come on, Mr. Moshe Kantor, so far, your words and the hysteric reaction of the Israeli government have been much more harmful and inciteful that this article.

And the main point is that what is really undermined is the credibility of Israel as modern and open democracy, solid enough to manage even the most negative press without asking for censorship.

I now believe that there is still a big gap between the freedom we enjoy in Europe and the Israel situation, much more than I did think before and I am really sad for that (and nothing of my change of opinion has been caused by this Aftonbladet article, actually).
18:20 August 25, 2009 by clivel
What I find offensive is the hypocrisy and double standards displayed by the Swedish government; wasn't this the same government that condemned the publication of the Muhammad cartoons and shut down a web site for publishing them on the grounds that the cartoons are offensive - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4700414.stm

Seems to me that the Swedish government has a very selective view of what freedom of the press is.
18:33 August 25, 2009 by mysticbumwipe
The cartoons ARE clearly offensive to Muslims.

Is that in any doubt? :-o What planet are you on?

I understand Israeli's find this article offensive.

The only problem with that is it is based on accurate information.

Don't you agree that stealing the organs of people without permission is a crime worthy of investigation?

Shooting the children of Palestinians then taking the wounded children away and then returning the body some days later minus teeth and with a huge cut from the navel to the neck is not in any doubt.

THAT the IDF can do that is a crime.

That supporters of Israel can get upset when that is made known in a newspaper article and attempt to have the article condemned without checking the accuracy of it or even knowing what has been written can also be regarded as deeply offensive.

6. The conjecture of Israeli's harvesting Palestinian organs is further strengthened by the Israeli' admission below (of a case in which it might be assumed that if a victim of a traffic accident in Israel cannot be identified, then that victim is more likely to have been Palestinian than Israeli):

'… the Israeli Anatomy and Pathology Law (1953) allows for "using part of a corpse when it is needed to save the life of a person" without any consent. This law has very rarely been used and on one celebrated occasion may have brought more damage than benefit. On June 19, 1993, a heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys were harvested from an anonymous traffic accident victim in Beersheba and transplanted in five patients in Israel. After all attempts to identify the family failed, the hospital staff harvested the organs without consent. This person was not carrying a donor card. The story was described on the front pages of the daily newspapers as a case of "organ robbery," …'

-- Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation in Israel by Gershon B. Grunfeld, Ph.D., Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, P.O.B. 9649, 31096 Haifa, ISRAEL, on University of Tsukuba web site at www.biol.tsukuba.ac.jp/~macer/EJ66/EJ66O.html


and THEN we have

7. the case witnessed by the Aftonbladet newsreporter of the death and evidence of unnecessary surgery upon Bilal Ahmed Ghanem in 1992.

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19:38 August 25, 2009 by mehrdad1111
i agree with clivel 100%.

harmless muhammad pictures cause the swedish regime to kiss the muslim worlds butt and inhuman antisemitic propaganda like was published in nazi-papers and in the muslim world is "free speech"?


you realy think that its a accident that this propaganda is about israeli soldiers and not soldiers from another country? you realy belive that, you "modern antisemit"?

and about the case:

there is not a single evidence that such things happend. even the autor and the muslim familiy say they dont know what happend and if something happend.

realy absurd to belive that israelis shot a terrorist in the CHEST and abdomen when they need his organs since they are bloody jews and did it all the time when we belive mr. julius streicher, mr. mysticbumwipe and co.

there are well documanted cases about chinese regime stealing organs from people who were executed or from poor indians who were lured into a hospital and wake up with only one kidney and a scar.

its realy naive to belive that its a accident that the subject of this hate propaganda is israel....again.
19:42 August 25, 2009 by Frobobbles
Swedes are not familiar with blood libel. They are in fact unfamiliar with most forms of antisemitism, unless they are very old.
19:59 August 25, 2009 by seekingtruth
The fact still stands that any newspaper worthy of respect should not publish an article such as this without HARD EVIDENCE. It's a big transgression for a would-be journalist to write articles only based on suspicions.

Swedish government offical has however already commented the article as "tasteless" (Prime Minister Reinfeldt), and that it could "lead to anti-semitism" (Foreign Minister Bildt).
20:18 August 25, 2009 by LongWay
Whether or not the accusations have any foundation or not I would like to point out that referred to practices of the nation of Isreal. Not Jewish people either specifically or in general. There is a difference.
20:37 August 25, 2009 by Stüpid
I wonder how come the 1992 issue came up? Did it take 17 years to publish? I don't believe middle east news or websites. They write against jews anyway.

Can the newspapers dig the news as much as they can? even 2nd world war news or 1st ww and say some nasty thing and say later..... "not sure.. but we want you to look into the matter."

All fabricated stories connecting one to another.

Why not let's start from beginning then? Let's bring everything from 1900 into justice.
20:49 August 25, 2009 by MichaelB
I do not know much about Sweden, but you have apparently manoeuvered yourself into an indescriptible provinciality, where you are not anymore able to discern between fact and fiction. You draw apparentlly hard on quasi-antisemitic fictious sources so you are not even able to see to which degree you have become antisemitic biased.

First of all there is a dementi of the Palestinian family concerning any statement about organs taken to their son. Source: a Palestinian journalist -KHALED ABU TOAMEH.

Here a link: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1251145107193&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Furthermore it is impossible to use inner organs of dead humans for transplantations purposes, except eyes. Sofar I can see, no Palestinian war victim lacks his eyes. Since it would be purposless to make any reasonable statement to an antisemitic community without offering Palestinian sources (normally any Wikipedia search would be enough for a reasonable person) here the link to a commentary of a Palestinian medic - Mazen Arafah from Nablus.


Apparently are the Palestinians less antisemitic than your Aftonbladet.
21:19 August 25, 2009 by Beynch
If indeed the allegations are false, marxist Aftonbladet must be held accountable. On the other hand, if Aftonbladet can produce irrefutable evidence, then let the chips fall where they may.
21:59 August 25, 2009 by MichaelB
Well, according to Aftonbladet, they do not have any evidence, just "good questions". First insult somebody, than put the charge on the insulted person to disprove the non-sense.

Already the first contribution here was so deeply puzzling together anti-semitic non-evidence, I was really troubled. Since I am writing from the less anti-semitic Germany, please excuse me any drops of German in the text.

Point 4 he made. Should the Scottish tourist have hung himself - would his heart have been useless for any transplantation purpose. He would have been "stone dead". Only brain-dead pearsons are apt for organ spending.

As a good antisemite one can ignore such a small detail and create his own fictious reality. Everything seems perfectly logical, just important details have to be skipped and not fitting details have to be make to fit. One should also make a preferential use of sources. ..

Sorry, I have no general problem with Swedes, Danes, or whatsoever. And as a Swede you should thank twice a day God, there are no persons around ill with Swedopathia or Swedophobia.
22:15 August 25, 2009 by MichaelB

This is not an Israeli problem. This is a homemade Swedish problem.
23:00 August 25, 2009 by planet.sweden
Organ stealing blood sucking Jews on the warpath again? Out to ravish your blond blue eyed daughter? Run for cover dear Swedes, they're everywhere!

Sometimes listening to Swedes and reading the Swedish press you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd passed through a time warp and had arrived back in late 1930s Germany.

This Aftonbladet article was utterly disgraceful. Laced with poison and full of innuendo. Donald Bostrom sure knows how to ignite a hate campaign. He has not one peice of hard evidence to back up such an inflamatory accusation. It wasn't journalism and it wasn't reporting anymore than the stuff printed by Joseph Goebbels Nazi newspaper Der Angriff (The Attack) was journalism and reporting.

Goran Persson once had to memorably issue an apology in Europe for the anti semitic views held by many Swedes. Clearly Bostrom and Aftonbladet weren't listening. The Swedish Left have once again been outed as hopelessly anti semitic.

Bostrom should either be fired or switched to covering netball, while Aftonbladet should issue an whole hearted apology.
23:00 August 25, 2009 by Cornelius Hamelberg
It's still a sad day. For all of us.

Accusations of enemy hearts, livers, kidneys, of those killed in battle being harvested by others of the human species? Who can believe that?

The moon is sad….

Aftonbladet is now more famous / infamous than it was a few days ago.

Spam my ess.

Type "Aftonbladet" in the Google search engine

And the more the blood libel is spread the more damage is done . It's called DEFAMATION.

Type " Aftonbladet's blood libel" in the Yahoo search engine and see what comes up.

Let us hope that this issue will be resolved before Carl Bildt the upright arrives in the Holy Land - since he is also a diplomatic man of words and would find himself in a position from which he can only extricate himself with great difficulty. Saying that the Swedish Constitution does not permit him to express a strong opinion about the matter will surely ring hollow in the ears of his counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, who might be impelled to give him a guest of honour a ticking off.

One of the good things can be said about Prime Minister Göran Persson :


" All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."

Krister Stendahl would have been useful here, if only he were alive today.

Perhaps the Luther an clergy, not least of all , someone like Goran Larsson can come to the rescue?
23:37 August 25, 2009 by peaceprotest
Why do all jews think that they need to take offence at criticism against IDF? Isn't this like all muslims getting hyped up at criticism against Al-Qaieda?
00:00 August 26, 2009 by Cornelius Hamelberg
You think that al-Qaida would harvest the heart , kidneys and liver of Jews?

Of course not!

Carl Bildt once said this at a time when the Swedish Constitution did not prevent him:

" It could happen again. Perhaps not exactly a new Hitler or Stalin, but fear of the unknown could lead to intolerance, hate could spread or be whipped up, and the ground could once again be laid for murder."

Now go figure the effect of this on kids , their brothers an sisters, mothers and fathers here in Europe.

00:54 August 26, 2009 by browneyes10
This human organs harvesting case must be brought to International Courts and after proofing it, the responsible jewish soldiers must be hanged irrespective of their race and religion. So dont mix up this bloody crime with racism and religion.

Dont cry like black sheeps, you are not angels on this earth.
02:05 August 26, 2009 by Iraniboy
Is this true?!! A European PM is telling us that allegations against a non-European Army is false? Unless he works as a high-level IDF rank, he can't know it!!


Very well said. That's a relevant analogy.
02:21 August 26, 2009 by Per Johansson52
So many new comers are joining this forums and speak in favour of Israeli crimes.

The news was true that "Israeli has launched well paid, so called Internet propaganda to speak in every forum about Israeli and spread positive news, so they can hide their crimes.

check out this forum about the news

04:56 August 26, 2009 by lingonberrie
Who cares what you think?

The World does not accept your Nazi Stalag in Gaza nor your Nazi invasion in Lebanon and the killing of women and children. That is all a matter of record and film, and you cannot hide from that atrocity.

Crawl back into your hole, or go to the United States and petition AIPAC.
06:36 August 26, 2009 by Zonob
The allegations in the article are 100% true. Go to this link to see for yourself the story of one Palestinian victim of Zionist cruelty. It's in Arabic but the pictures and the video clip (on left top corner of first picture) speak for themselves. Never let Zionists like the the one who wrote the above article fool you anymore:

07:50 August 26, 2009 by MichaelB
One can see now to which degree Sweden has become or remained an antisemitic land.

Allegations, which even the redactor of of Aftonbladet confirms to be without any proof, serve this perverse mob to recquest bringing the case before International Courts.

Aftonbladet is mot an antisemitic journal out in the desert. It is the biggest journal in Sweden offering the kind of pseudo-informations to the Swedes what they apparently most gladly consume.

It´s time for the world to see.
08:40 August 26, 2009 by magic1964
Most Swedish are not anti semitic but the pro palestinian and pro arab propaganda is huge in Sweden.....
10:51 August 26, 2009 by MichaelB
Sorry, and I am sure you are right, but it is not OK to stay home, while war is raging in the streets.

Being apolitical doesn´t pay out. The street will be filled by those, you feel to be unpleasant to you.
14:05 August 26, 2009 by Cornelius Hamelberg

There you go again with an unquantifiable statement about " most Swedes"

Perhaps we should have a referendum on the matter. For my part, some of the nicest Swedes that I know, are anti-Semites, but otherwise nice, make donations to the Red Cross and Rädda Barnen, belong to Amnesty International etc but anti-Semitic nonetheless and in my opinion horrendously so. With all talk about the Judeo-Christian foundations of Western Civilisation this is a shocking truth.

The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth ( a cruci-fiction according to Islam) is at the very root of the blood libel…a kind of counter revenge propaganda

So the roots of anti-Semitism in Europe, are still strong, and haven't been uprooted and probably won't be uprooted until or unless Jesus comes back - or his brother - to save them from the devil of anti-Semitism towards his dearly beloved folk.

In my view another reason for anti-Zionism which is no different from anti-Semitism is the coupling of USA and Israel, also worth taking a deeper look into:


That myth is easily dismissed as in this article here:


A cursory look at the map of that region should show you who the underdog is…..

If only freedom of speech could extend it's limitation to about 2,000 words ( a reasonable plea) we could still be short, polite and more comprehensive…
15:39 August 26, 2009 by morkusrex
I'm sorry but I feel the need to copy and paste the last comment from kooritze:

"Sorry but I feel the need to put some facts in here due to the rants of some proclaiming Sweden to be a moral and honest place to put your money in. During WWII Sweden supplied vasts amount of Iron Ore, Ball Bearings and other engineering parts to the Nazi war machine. Sweden even let them use their territory to invade Norawy. Also when Deutchmarks were in short supply, Sweden took payment in Nazi gold (or Jewish gold from its various sources eg teeth).....that gold is still here. It wasnt until 1943 when the Swedish govt realised they backed the wrong horse and switched sides. Intrinsically Swedes are opportunistic businessmen and today are huge exporters of arms. I am pro sweden believe it or not....but please stick to facts and the true nature of the country."

about freedom of speech, from WIKI:

"According to the Freedom Forum Organization, legal systems, and society at large, recognize limits on the freedom of speech, particularly when freedom of speech conflicts with other values or rights.[21] Limitations to freedom of speech may follow the "harm principle" or the "offense principle", for example in the case of pornography or "hate speech".[22] Limitations to freedom of speech may occur through legal sanction and/or social disapprobation."

Do no forget it's Sweden who closed a website because of a caricature which the Muslims didn't like.

And for all even trying to discuss the organ harvesting...just STOP. Grow up. everyone knows the article is false, you're just making a fool of yourselves.
16:52 August 26, 2009 by Byltus
This happens in USA,.. Europa.. China, India, everywhere, why not in Israel?

because Jews better are than other people or what? If this has been going on its pure evil to try covering it up on a governmental level.Israeli authorities should assist in investigation into this alleged crimes, rather than slandering journalists, governments and other nations in general.
17:35 August 26, 2009 by morkusrex
Because those are ridiculous claims. So ridiculous that it would be a waste of time and money the even bothering checking them.

If tomorrow a Thai newspaper will say:

"The pope is raping Muslim children and drinking their blood every Friday!" (and post a photo of dead kid in that post).

Do you really think there will be an investigation?!

If so..you're not as bright as you think you are.
18:28 August 26, 2009 by Byltus
To tell you the truth morkusex, I would not have belived this,for 1 millisecond,

if it was not for the fanatical reaction of the Israeli authority, after this

exaggerated statements and outbursts of anger in the spirit Colonel Gaddafi coming from the Israeli government and officials on all levels ,I really do suspect something has been going on there.
18:29 August 26, 2009 by Str8RichandBlack
90% of the so called Israel "Jews" are from Russia and are converts. These guys couldn;t trace themselves back to the original "hebrews' if they wanted to. This 'religion" is the biggest racket going on. I see it happen in New York where they always cry ant-semitism but practice aparthied in "Israel".

Swedes should keep this crazy feesby heads heads out of their affairs. Since New York is full of corruption and it is directly linked to these Russians come lately "jews".
18:40 August 26, 2009 by morkusrex

And you don't think Christians would be pissed about the "Thai article"??

Would that make it true then?

that's false logic my friend.


Stop making up numbers and information.
19:08 August 26, 2009 by Stüpid
Christians care about the Thai paper if they publish. But, swedes do not care what pope drinks. Because the christians in sweden are majority not religious.

Yah! If you put some player or minister's name instead of Pope then they really care. Because they have no respect for Pope. Because, he is not swedish pope. When it is swedish pope then they take it seriously for sure.
19:15 August 26, 2009 by morkusrex
Who talked about swedes?

I'm saying no one would investigate that because there no doubt (assuming you're an intellectual human being) it's false.
19:28 August 26, 2009 by DamnImmigrant
MichaelB is the only one who got this right! "it is impossible to use inner organs of dead humans for transplantations purposes"

Israel CANNOT possibly be KILLING and THEN taking organs!

FACT! YOU CANNOT harvest the organs of a DEAD PERSON!

FACT! The body HAS to be ALIVE when you harvest these organs!

browneyes10 - "brought to International Courts and after proofing it"

Per Johansson52 - "So many new comers are joining this forums and speak in favor of Israeli crimes"

Zonob - "The allegations in the article are 100% true. … Never let Zionists like the one who wrote the above article fool you anymore"

The hatred and paranoia these guys are displaying is scary! I hope SAPO, is keeping track of some of this nonsense!

The reactions of these guys to a story that cannot possibly be true show EXACTLY why the Aftonbladet must take accountability!
20:40 August 26, 2009 by Leprehcaun
@ damnimmigrant

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't there a very simple solution then? First of all that can mean that they were harvested before they were killed or that the soldiers didn't know that.

I am in no way saying that this happened or that it didn't happen.
21:17 August 26, 2009 by mibrooks27
One of the consequences of writing untrue rubbish like this is that people die. Now, some Arab fanatics will almost certainly believe the lie told by this rag and will use it an an excuse to murder some innocent Jew. If that happens, when that happens, the publisher of this piece of trash needs to suffer the same consequences.
21:27 August 26, 2009 by Kooritze
This thread and all related to this Aftonbladet article just never ends and is by now so boring. So much hatred out there, so many wound up comments. It was an article in a not so good newspaper in a little corner of North Europe, a small country that never makes the world news........and what a response.

Chill out and enjoy life!!! Take some cocaine, go to bed with a beautiful woman, have mad passionate sex, dress up like a chicken and cook her a lovely breakfast in the morning, sing while your sitting on the toilet, give your dog extra treats, eat a jar of majonaise.........Anything.......just anything except for more loaded comments.
21:52 August 26, 2009 by Stüpid

That's true.


That's true.
23:11 August 26, 2009 by Stone99743
Me and many other Israelis have said what we think about this article. After reading so many comments in this site I now know what kind of country Sweden is really is. I , for one , don't want any connections to Swedes anymore , also hopes my government will disconnect itself from Sweden.

This was my last post here , all i can wish for , is that you'll get what you deserve.
00:51 August 27, 2009 by delusion1982
I am sick of this story, we try to explain to people how democracy works and its like talking to walls, and every person doesn't like the article because of blind patriotism and racism thinks that he is qualified enough to say if it is right or wrong instead of searching for the truth. And goes on to insult everyone related to it or not.
01:22 August 27, 2009 by bill.lunn
Sweden and Swedes have a tendancy to be radical chic, holier than thou righteous. And oh so phony war profiteers. Just ask the Danes and Norwegians, for whom freedom of the press was not okay with the Swedish gov't when it came to the Mohammet cartoons.

There is a PBS radio show in the US with a Minnesota Lutheran host who makes people laugh hysterically with his jokes about his community's hypocrisy and double standards. Welcome aboard, Sweden !
02:47 August 27, 2009 by ofdesign
One of the most disappointing realizations in this Sweish anti-semitic coming out party is the Moslem reaction. The Jews from around the world and many Israeli's in particular rallied to support the Moslems when their prophet was insulted in the caricature. Jewish people roundly condemned the publications. Now when the Jewish people have the age old blood libel thrown in their faces again, how do the Moselms respond? They not only jump on the bandwagon to lamblast the Jews, they lead the charge. That in a nutshell is the difference between an enlightened people and a primitive one.
10:09 August 27, 2009 by Irishmanabroad
"As we approach a major anniversary of the beginning of WWII and the attempted annihilation of an entire people simply because they were Jews, we must stop and ask ourselves about the values of freedom of speech and the intrinsic responsibility that is bound to that freedom."

I never heard much about the 23million innocent Russians that were killed during the war simply because they were Russian during my education. Surely thats because of the cold war eh! Yet, I was fed the justification behind why Israel was allowed to be created after the war because of the 6million Jews who were killed! Both horrible attrocities, but none the less, propaganda fed to us all! I hate the bloody "anti-semitic" card! Get over yourselves!
10:16 August 27, 2009 by SamQam
To #9


I was trying to say the same but when the EU Jewish rep defends Israel on behalf of Jews it makes it hard to distinguish between Jews and Israel.

I think that Israel is becoming like Iran but instead of the Islamic Revolution you have the Jewish one. Both follow ancient text which will reuin both the countries. I personally think that Israel is slipping into the mentality of the Middle East gradually. I don't know may be it is the sun.
13:15 August 27, 2009 by DamnImmigrant
Leprehcaun - "… simple solution then … harvested before they were killed or that the soldiers didn't know that."

Your first simple solution is far too horrific to believe! You don't harvest BEFORE they were KILLED! They DIE DURING the removal!

I believe you have to be mentally ill to want to believe there is an organized harvesting of living people! Talk about a way for its enemies to see the Jews as LESS than human!

"Here Captain! What is that Corporal? It is a kidney I cut out of the dead prisoner; so we can give it to someone who needs it." - Yah, right! No I think it more probable that autopsies were done, which leaves a Y cut, and the poor people only figured the worst!

Illegally, keeping organs for RESEARCH is a lot different CRIME than taking them for TRANSPLANT!

mibrooks27 "…consequences of writing untrue … this is that people die. Now, some Arab … believe the lie … use it as an excuse to murder … "

BINGO! You took the words right out of my mouth! Great excuse for murder!
15:29 August 27, 2009 by Antioche
It is like not publishing any article about what US has done in afghanistan or Iraq because it stirs Anti-americanism.Whats the difference?
20:57 August 27, 2009 by irit22

You dont much about Israel seem you dont lIke muslims and jews how do they call people like you ?

I dont feel there are better people

.may be the sun.....
09:21 August 28, 2009 by KarlK
The swedish government is prohibited by the swedish constitution to reprimand or critizise the media (The freedom of the press is a very old institution here. Instituted in the mid 18´th century). If the offended people around the world want a rebuke and an apology they should make their complaints to Aftonbladet, not the swedish government. Just because an overzealous pc minister folded over the Muhammed-caricature issue and closed a web-site, it doesn´t have to mean that this government should forgo the constitution! No matter what people may think about it around the world. Personaly I think that the article was discusting and filled with the usual biased crap that for some reason always seem to find it´s way into the tabloids so called "culture section" but they do have the undisputed right to print it. No matter how insulting it was.
13:37 August 29, 2009 by sherkovic
I wish he had written this article on the pretext of ' Cartoons of Prophets published in the danish and Swedish newspapers'.
18:17 August 29, 2009 by govindh
Muslims can come to Sweden and can demand a mosque and live their life. Can a group of Christian Swedes settle down in the Middle East and ask for a Church and have their way of life. Reading some of these comments show the Hypocrisy of the Muslims.
00:02 August 30, 2009 by sherkovic
@Govindh,,, There are already more than 10 million christians living in Middle eastern and arabic countries like Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebenon, Jordan etc.

Your comments only reflects your ignorance and unjust hatred towards the muslims nothingless!!
10:15 August 30, 2009 by govindh
Dear Sherkovic, your ignorance and blind beliefs are a reflection of how you and your religion has become.

Tyrannical, intolerant and bloodthirsty!. Can you name any new Church that has opened in Saudi, Kuwait, UAE, Pakistan, Somalia, Bangladesh to name a few. What you are quoting are historical inhabitants and even these are forced to convert or flee and those who have no means to go lead a restricted life unlike those who are living in Sweden.

Why dont you raise your voice against repeated attacks and killings against Christians in Iraq, Pakistan to name a few.

It has become a fashion for Muslims all over to wail and rant against injustices. Hey wake up, be more of a human being and less of a religious bigot
19:09 August 30, 2009 by browneyes10
@ sherkovic, I totally agree about your comments for ''govindh''.

@ govindh. It seems that you are blind in writing about some comments for other foreigners. Your name suggests that you are from indian, a nation who kills thousands of muslims their, in your own country- in gujrat and so are the victims sikh and christian in your own country , if you remember??

so dont pretend to be yourself innocent, the whole world news about your double standard.

Your hatefulness towards muslims shows your mind, that how narrow minded you are and it is said rightly that '' moun mai raam raam baghal mai churi'', I hope you must understand this now.

Did you know that what is the real impression of Indian students here in sweden? They come on student visa and then hide here and their become resident illegally and so many other shameful things which I do not want to disclose here. So open your mind.
17:35 August 31, 2009 by govindh
Dear Mr Meaneye (by golly, I don't even know from which place you are from, how brave you are!). I can imagine you sitting, frothing and panting as you are banging away at the computer keys and ranting against some imaginary enemy.

You sound suspiciously like an Al-qida recruit. Loosen up chappie.

Remove your skull cap, shave your beard, ban the veil in your family and be a person of the world. If you stay in Sweden, chill out, have a nice stiff drink (but don't get drunk !), go see a cartoon and do some greenpeace work. Hmm, you could possibly be a Jekyll and Hyde, nice at your workplace and nasty at the keyboards.

That was bad language against the Indy people, no wonder those people are upset at you sods and doing all those bad things. Well anyway forget about them, whatever your grouse against them, they don't go around blowing themselves up. Do you know that the largest number of immigrants in Sweden are from the psychopathic spots like Persia, Bangladesh, Somalia. Ask the people of Malmo and Rosengard about nice immigrant behavior.Chew on that my boy.

You and Sherkovic missed my point completely, but that's way you chappies are-crazed.
23:47 September 1, 2009 by Tony Ryals
And some Zionists should have been held accountable for collusion with Nazis and what they did with secular Jews.


Hitler was a Godsend for Israel

August 18, 2009

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

If Hitler didn't exist, Zionists would have had to create him. Maybe they did.

The numbers (from Edwin Black's The Transfer Agreement) tell the story. In 1927, about 15,000 of Germany's 550,000 Jews considered themselves Zionists. That's less than 2%.

The vast majority of German Jews "vehemently rejected Zionism as an enemy from within." They were Germans.... Thanks to Hitler, 60,000 German Jews emigrated to Israel between 1933 and 1941. Thanks to a "Transfer Agreement" between Nazis and Zionists, Jewish property valued at $100 million was transferred to Israel in the form of German industrial exports used to build Israel's infrastructure. The Transfer Agreement brought in tools, raw materials, heavy machinery, appliances, farm equipment as well as labor, and capital to finance expansion. Many of Israel's major industries, like textiles and the national waterworks, were thus founded...

Thanks to Hitler, the kernel of the German Jewish community was lifted up and transferred to Palestine along with their property. "Many of these people were allowed to transfer actual replicas of their homes and factories --indeed rough replicas of their very existences." .....In 1937, when the British proposed dividing Palestine into two states, the Nazis wondered if they hadn't made a mistake by creating "a Jewish Vatican" dedicated to Germany's demise. But Hitler overruled all dissenters and insisted the Transfer Agreement be continued and even expanded to other countries. Italy, Rumania, Hungary and several other countries under fascist influence signed similar agreements.....Hitler hated Jews so much he built a country for them. He could have taken all their property and kicked them out but that would have been anti-Semitic.

... The World Jewish Congress had to act pretty offended because they had a world boycott of Germany goods. But this only endeared the doughty Zionists to the Nazis. And gave the Nazis an excuse to boycott and persecute German Jews....As soon as the Nazis assumed power in 1933, the Zionists gained a visibly protected political status. After the Reichstag fire, the Nazis crushed virtually all political opposition and closed 600 newspapers. But not the Zionists nor their newspaper which was hawked from every street corner.....The Zionist uniform was the only non-Nazi uniform allowed in Germany. Same with their flag. Hebrew was mandated in Jewish schools....
11:14 September 4, 2009 by mehrdad1111
---Hitler was a Godsend for Israel---

i realy dont know how i should response to such a CRAP.

hitler, who killed about 50% of the worlds jewish polulation was a godsend for them?

i am sure, some fools will defend such nazi-crap as free speech.
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