http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE57I5J420090819 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/24/world/middleeast/24mideast.html (there are better, first-hand sources in Swedish, but I don't see the point in linking to those, as most of you can't read them). So, I haven't read the article itself (but I'm about to, once I find it in the archives), but I read the rebuttal/criticism in the largest Swedish "conservative" newspaper (Svenska Dagbladet), written by a fraud no less (he embezzled money from a help organization), but that's not really the point, as I agree with his points. Now, I won't be able to draw that many conclusions before I read the original article. But it seems pretty obvious what the intentions of the original article were. An ill-informed or ill-intentioned journalist claimed, without any legal or scientific evidence other than rumours spread by "victims"' families and of course, Islamists, that Israeli doctors were routinely and intentionally using (by Israeli soldiers) killed Palestinian men as organ banks. Sensational claims require sensational evidence, of which he had none. The organ theft was apparently an isolated incident performed by one medical team in the 1990's. It was a well-known scandal and not a national doctrine in any way. Not to mention the fact that most of the victims were Isrealis, only a small fraction of them were Palestinians. Of course, all the classic anti-semistic governments in the world jumped right up on the bandwagon. Iran and Algeria praised the guy, and he even received an Algerian national prize for journalism. Let me remind you that Algeria is widely regarded as the Islamic North Korea. Any such prizes are probably given entirely for political reasons. The article I read mentions a recent Ukrainian election campaign quoting the article frivolously in it's anti-semitic glory. A Ukrainian professor apparently went so far as to claim that 25,000 Ukrainian children had been kidnapped by Israel and used as organ banks. Now I'll comment more on this once I've read the original article, but damn. This is just another milestone in a long tradition by Swedish leftist media of accusing Israel of this and that. Now, I'm not defending what Israel does. And this is fucking important; I regularly get the "you fucking Israel lover" rebuttal when trying to counter the claim that they rape mothers and eat their children. Rumours do not equal fact, or even a fucking ounce of fact, that is all. What's most appalling is that the media over here only calls it "Israel" because they have to, what they really mean is "the Jews". There are about 10,000 Jews in Sweden. One of them is my oldest and best friends, and as far as I know, he doesn't go around raping Arab children. Israel is a country and Israelis are a people, but the Jews are not. The original article used the fact that an American Jew in New Jersey sold black market organs as a fact that Israel steals organs from Arab kids. Does anyone else see how fucked up that conclusion is? I'm not as angry at the people publishing article as I am at Sweden and the Swedish people for letting it happen. Let me remind you that this newspaper (that was hilariously and justly called a "tabloid" by Reuters) is the biggest newspaper in Sweden. Seriously. Britney Spear's exposed vag made headlines for a fucking month in this newspaper. Other, more serious papers, have to keep up with equally ridiculous headlines to survive. They have so much political power it's ridiculous. They can publish whatever the fuck they want. It saddens me, also, that in one of the most educated countries in the world, the majority of the population base all their opinions and facts on what's scribbled down in that shitrag. And you could argue "well, it's just one article, keep your pants on". But let me remind you of the fact that this isn't the first time Sweden starts this debacle. Anyone remember the 1930's? So aside from basically fueling racial biology and National socialism back then, Swedish media is at it again, stirring hate against Jews. Good job, Sweden. You're like that guy at a football riot who throws the first chair and who then makes a quick exit, claiming innocence while the crowd tears itself apart.