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May 21, 2010

On the Need to Confront Lies

Melanie Phillips in a recent interview touches on a topic near to the heart of many readers of this blog:

Jew-hatred, as I prefer to call it, can surely never be eradicated. But the lies that currently fuel it — lies about Israel’s behavior, the history of the Middle East, and so on — should be publicly confronted and exploded. Similarly, the ways in which the blood libels about the Jews pouring out of the Arab and Muslim worlds are poisoning minds not just in that world but in the West should also be prominently discussed ...

Doing so, she argues, opens the door to reaching those who aren't by nature bigoted against Israel, but have been indoctrinated with unchallenged falsehoods.

Posted by at May 21, 2010 11:36 AM


I think Phillips had it backwards. It is Jew hatred that fuels the lies and the blood libels.

Posted by: Len Kurtz at April 2, 2013 10:17 PM

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