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  • Son of Syrian general of ‘blood libel’ notoriety defects

    July 6, 2012 | 10:09 am

    A top Syrian general and the son of a notoriously anti-Semitic former defense minister reportedly has defected from the Assad regime.

    Reports Thursday said that Manaf Tlass, a brigadier general in the elite Republican Guards, had defected and was on his way to France.

    Tlass’...

  • Hungarian lawmaker claims Jews implicated in blood libel

    April 5, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Hungarian Jewish leaders issued a strongly worded protest against a speech by a far-right lawmaker who claimed that Jews had been implicated in a notorious blood libel case in northern Hungary 130 years ago.

    In a five-minute speech before parliament Tuesday night, Zsolt Barath of...

  • Blood Libel 2012: Syrian Opposition member says Jews want Syrian blood for making matzo

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 29, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Syrian Opposition member Osama Al-Mallouhi blames Israel for helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad keep his stranglehold on power, despite more than a year of bloody protests and oppressive crackdowns. Why would Israel want to see the streets run with Syrian blood? Al-Mallouhi...

  • Erdogan’s blood libel against the Jewish State

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 4, 2011 | 11:32 am

    The Jewish debt to the Turks goes back centuries when the Ottomans took in thousands of Jewish refugees after the Spanish and Portuguese expulsions of 1492 and 1497. Moreover, when Israel was shunned for decades by nearly every Muslim country, it was Turkey that was Israel’s...

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  • Smoking gun

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 19, 2011 | 4:00 pm

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  • Debate rages on over Palin’s ‘blood libel’ claim

    January 18, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin’s claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a “blood libel” against her.

    Palin’s initial use of the term, in a Jan. 12 video message, drew sharp rebukes from...

  • Debate rages on over Palin’s ‘blood libel’ claim

    January 18, 2011 | 9:27 am

    The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin’s claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a “blood libel” against her.

    Palin’s initial use of the term, in a Jan. 12 video message, drew sharp rebukes from...

  • Palin defends 'blood libel' accusation

    January 18, 2011 | 9:18 am

    In her first interview since the Arizona shooting, Sarah Palin defended her use of the term “blood libel” and said she understands its meaning.

    “Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands, and in this case that’s exactly what was going on,”...

  • Palin’s ‘blood libel’ remark overwhelms message

    January 13, 2011 | 10:13 am

    It was a well-crafted message preaching unity—and mined with a “blood libel” that blew it all apart.

    Sarah Palin’s video message Wednesday, her first substantial commentary since Saturday’s shooting in Tucson that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and...

  • Palin slammed for using ‘blood libel’ term [VIDEO]

    January 12, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Rabbi Marvin Hier calls Palin “Over the top.” Read why here.

    Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” to decry blaming conservatives for the Arizona shooting has raised the ire of the Jewish community.

    In a video statement released Wednesday, Palin said that “Acts of monstrous...

  • Marvin Hier to Sarah Palin: You’re “Over the Top”

    By Rob Eshman

    January 13, 2010 | 1:08 pm

    If Sarah Palin has learned anything in the past week, it has to be this: words matter. 

    First, she faced a storm of criticism for her use of hunting language and imagery after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  Then, in defending that use, she invoked the...

  • Democrats don’t get ... atheism

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 21, 2008 | 3:15 pm

    Since I voted in my first presidential election—in the year 2000—Christians have been kvetching about how Democrats just don’t get religion. In 2004 we were told so-called “values voters” were key to George W. Bush’s re-election. And this campaign season we’ve seen Democrats go way...

  • Where to Draw the Line

    By Cathy Young

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Is condemnation of Israel in the current Middle East conflict often tainted with anti-Semitism? The discussion of this sensitive issue has generally focused on anti-Israeli sentiment in Europe. Recently, it was brought close to home by Harvard University President Lawrence Summers,...