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An 1843 report of Passover blood libel in the Middle East

The blood libel, an accusation that Jews kidnapped and killed non-Jewish children, using their blood to bake unleavened bread, or matzah, for Passover, is one of the key anti-Semitic tropes. During the seven-day Passover holiday, which ends tomorrow, Jews mark the exodus from Egypt … Continue reading

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On Islamic State rumour and paranoia in Israel

One Saturday evening, three weeks into Operation Protective Edge, a group of Israeli Christians gathered in Haifa to demonstrate in favour of Israel’s Gaza operation, and to draw attention to an issue which, back then, was on the sidelines of … Continue reading

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