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    • Michael O.
    • 19.02.07 | 22:49 (IST)

    It seems like a lot of people are baffled by the emotional eruption over an issue that belongs in the middle ages and should have long been covered by a thick layer of dust. Yes, it does hit a raw nerve for the Jewish people, but it's much more than that. The blood libel is used in these very days by Muslim clerics and "intellectuals" to inflame antisemitism, and the language used is no different than it was in medieval Europe. It defies belief that Prof. Toaff did not understand the implications of what he was doing. See for instance: http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD145307 http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP105305 http://jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2370117

    from the article: The real blood of Passover
    First published 00:00 18.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.02.07
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