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  • Israelis arrested for human organ trafficking

    May 23, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Ten Israelis were arrested on suspicion of human organ trafficking.

    Tuesday’s arrests of alleged participants in an international organ harvesting ring came after an undercover operation of several months.

    The Israelis arrested allegedly recruited poor Israelis to sell their kidneys for relatively meager sums for use in surgeries in Azerbaijan, Kosovo and other countries. They are also expected to be charged with extortion and tax evasion.

  • Swedish FM cancels trip to Israel

    September 8, 2009 | 2:37 pm

    Sweden’s foreign minister canceled a scheduled trip to Israel.

    Saturday night’s cancellation of Carl Bildt’s trip scheduled for Sept. 11 comes on the heels of disintegrating relations between the two countries over the publication in a Swedish newspaper of an article alleging that...

  • Swedish paper published modern-day blood libel

    August 31, 2009 | 6:55 pm

    With the Palestinian family cited in the Swedish daily Aftonbladet now denying ever claiming that their son’s organs were “stolen” by the Israeli military, maybe the lurid and grotesque accusation published by the newspaper in mid-August will disappear.

    Maybe the idea of an...

  • Donation of Organs Has Support of Most Rabbis

    March 11, 2009 | 9:21 pm

    It was a decision based on a widespread misunderstanding in the Jewish community, locally and nationally. A young boy not yet 10 years old lay brain dead in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a severe head injury in an accident. The attending physician explained to the parents...