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Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:18 PM

Blood Libel 2.0

Jews kill babies for Passover matzah. Itís one of the most heinous hallmarks of incitement known better to our grandparents as a blood Libel.

Surely, the advent of mass media sunshine would see its demise?

Unfortunately not. In fact, technology has delivered into the hands of Jew-haters the world over the most powerful of social media tools, equal in reach and influence to broadcast and print news of earlier years.

The paradox of this Wild West of digital communication platforms is that everyone has the power to speak loud and clear, but few, if any, have a responsibility to answer for their messaging.

So what happens when an individual uses the soapbox of social media to level Blood Libel 2.0 at Israel?

One heart-rending image of a little Palestinian girl, bleeding in her fatherís arms, killed by the Jews, spread like wildfire through online news and social environs. It was no less sinister and doubly devastating as village whispers of old. The image spread so far and wide it trended on Twitter.

But this child actually died in a tragic car accident Ė years ago. Thatís right. No Jews. The photo wasnít even recent.


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