Viewpoint - Rabbi Lerner writes: 'Netanyahu: Have you no shame?'


Rabbi Lerner

Rabbi Lerner

Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor of Tikkun Magazine and chair of the ecumenical Network of Spiritual Progressives writes today in the Huffington Post:

Israel's Prime Minister attributing the Holocaust to Palestinian influence over Hitler is a "Blood Libel" level lie.

In the Middle Ages, some Christians claimed that Jews were kidnapping Christian children and using their blood to make Passover Matzah (which in Jewish law would make the Jewish kidnapper a murderer, deserving the death penalty, and the Matzah itself unkosher, because Jews are forbidden to eat blood). This "blood libel" lie has been repeated by anti-Semites and sometimes is accompanied in bookstores with a book called "The Elders of Zion," who purportedly met and planned to rule the world. This sort of hate literature is still disseminated in some Muslim countries.

Now, the Prime Minister of Israel has launched his own "blood libel" lie. In a speech to an international group of Zionist leaders attending the 37th International Zionist Congress, Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that Hitler was intending to only banish Jews from Europe, until he met with the anti-Semitic Palestinian al-Husseini, the "Mufti" of Jerusalem who convinced him to murder all the Jews.

To read on see: www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-michael-lerner/netanyahu-have-you-no-sha_b_8391496.html

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