United States (QNN)- Israeli and American pro-Israel media carried out an incitement campaign against a Palestinian non governmental organization, which was supposed to plan for the visit of American congresswomen into occupied Palestine.
Pro Israel media claimed that MIFTAH group is anti Semitic and pro terror, as its website, pro Israel media claim, published Passover blood libel, and that Miftah claimed Jews have murdered Christian children to use their blood for baking matzos at Passover.
Pro Trump Fox News slammed articles published in Miftah in 2006, which praise Palestinians’ resistance during the Second Intifada, in which Israeli forces killed 4412 Palestinians and injured 48,322 others, including the well-known 11-year-old Muhammad Durrah, who was executed in the street while his father was embracing him.
A right-wing News website called ”the Washington Examiner’ listed parts of News articles published by US. media, which lack enough description of Miftah group then came up with a conspiracy theory on Antisemitism, US. media, and the democratic party.
“It is nothing short of breathtaking, then, to see many of the same newsrooms that sounded the alarm then about the rise of anti-Jewish bigotry have chosen this week to ignore Miftah’s overtly anti-Semitic beliefs and rhetoric.”
“I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact that the two American lawmakers involved in this week’s story are also members of the Democratic Party. I am sure it is just a coincidence”, the website ironically concluded.
When we searched for the article, in which “Miftah promotes for Passover blood libel”, as pro Israel media claim., we found it all referring to one source; a piece on a blog called “elder of Ziyon”.
The piece titled “Passover blood libel in Hanan Ashrawi’s “Miftah” website”, responds to an opinion article written by Nawwaf al-Zaru, which was published on Miftah. Al-Zaru’s piece in its turn, comments on a speech made by Obama to Israeli students.
“Does Obama in fact know the relationship, for example, between “Passover” and “Christian blood” ..?!
Or “Passover” and “Jewish blood rituals..?!”, Al-Zaru wonders.
Al-Zaru also quotes a 2007 Haaretz article on a book by a Bar-Ilan University professor that stated that a few blood libels could have had a basis in fact.
In a statement by Miftah, the NGO apologized for publishing the opinion article. But, despite of that, pro Israel media continue to attack the NGO and link it to American congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, bizarrely assuming that they have to be all sharing the same beliefs with Al-Zaru.
The Passover blood issue has been a taboo, which cannot be discussed even for academic purposes.
In 2007, a book by Israeli historian Ariel Toaff was published under the title ‘Passovers of Blood: The Jews of Europe and Ritual Murders’. The book analyses a notorious medieval trial regarding accusations of the ritual murder of a child by Jews for the purposes of Passover.
The book sparked intense controversy including calls for him to resign from or be fired from his professorship, the questioning of his research, historical methods, and motives as they relate to his writing of the book, threats to his life, and demands that he be prosecuted.
Miftah describes itself as an independent Palestinian civil society institution
committed to fostering the principles of democracy and effective dialogue.