We are still waiting for Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian spokesperson, to respond after the vicious Antisemitic article published by her organization, MIFTAH.(MORE)
Elder of Ziyon writes about Passover blood libel in Hanan Ashrawi's "Miftah" website, noting first how MIFTAH describes itself:
MISSIONThe key paragraph in the article is:
Established in Jerusalem in December 1998, with Hanan Ashrawi as its Secretary-General, MIFTAH seeks to promote the principles of democracy and good governance within various components of Palestinian society; it further seeks to engage local and international public opinion and official circles on the Palestinian cause. To that end, MIFTAH adopts the mechanisms of an active and in-depth dialogue, the free flow of information and ideas, as well as local and international networking.[emphasis added]
As Elder of Zion notes, the author of the article -- who assures us he is a "researcher specializing in Israeli affairs" quotes an Haaretz article by a Bar-Ilan University professor who claimed that a few blood libels could have had a basis in fact, without at the same time revealing that the professor recanted those claims later.
Much of the chatter and gossip about historical dances Jewish blood in Europe was based on rituals are real and not fake as they claim, the "Jews used the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover ..".
MIFTAH has already removed the offending page. Obviously that is not enough. MIFTAH must immediately acknowledge the vile racism that appeared on its website and publicly repudiate it.
Hey... didn't she date Peter Jennings the anchor of ABC NEWS? Well that explains that coverage.