The new blood libel


Polipundit links to and comments on a Jerusalem Post article detailing the manner in which a hideous blood libel was spread around the world, that Israeli soldiers supposedly killed a defenseless 12 year old Palestinian child in his father's arms. It now appears that the child was shot by Palestinians, and the event was staged, with the willing cooperation of French state TV, to illustrate the "greater truth" tha Israel is oppressive.

Lorie Byrd makes the telling connection to Rathergate: using fakes to illustrate a story the reporter just "knows" to be true. Is truth really such a difficult concept?

Thomas Lifson