Blood Libel and Its Derivatives

Blood Libel and Its Derivatives

This volume aims to explain the origins of the charge of blood libel and define the ways its derivatives have achieved acceptance in certain parts of the world today.

Author: Raphael Israeli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138507741

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At the doorstep of the twenty-first century, one would expect that medieval concepts such as blood libel�the accusation that Jews kill children to use their blood in religious ritual�would have been discarded by any civilized human being. Certainly in the Christian world, where the story originated and endured for centuries, modern attitudes have nearly erased these barbaric accusations. But in Arab and Islamic worlds, where enmity towards Israel and Zionism has conditioned beliefs, attitudes, positions, and fantasies, blood libel and similar charges are still part of life. Most people are unaware of the history of blood libel and do not perceive links between it and many of the false accusations currently hurled against the state of Israel. Raphael Israeli argues that individuals and organizations guilty of human rights crimes project crimes onto Israel to avoid awareness of their own guilt. Certainly when countries ruled by dictators set the agenda of the UN Council for human rights, Israel is consistently censured and condemned. Accusations of "apartheid" and charges of discrimination against Muslims are frequently made. Israel is accused of plots against Muslims in order to harm their productive sectors, of using weapons of mass destruction to commit "genocide" against Arabs, of injecting poisonous substances into Palestinian children, of poisoning Arab lands under the guise of "agricultural aid," and of laying siege to peaceful citizens. All of these charges are derivatives of blood libel and have been adopted by Middle East Jihadists in their struggle against Israel. This volume aims to explain the origins of the charge of blood libel and define the ways its derivatives have achieved acceptance in certain parts of the world today.
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Blood Libel and Its Derivatives

Blood Libel and Its Derivatives

This has become one of the most cruel manifestations of the blood libel derivatives.7 In 1636, two Jews from Lublin, Poland, were accused of using Christian blood in sorcery, but despite the torture to which they were submitted, ...

Author: Raphael Israeli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351297189

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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At the doorstep of the twenty-first century, one would expect that medieval concepts such as blood libel—the accusation that Jews kill children to use their blood in religious ritual—would have been discarded by any civilized human being. Certainly in the Christian world, where the story originated and endured for centuries, modern attitudes have nearly erased these barbaric accusations. But in Arab and Islamic worlds, where enmity towards Israel and Zionism has conditioned beliefs, attitudes, positions, and fantasies, blood libel and similar charges are still part of life. Most people are unaware of the history of blood libel and do not perceive links between it and many of the false accusations currently hurled against the state of Israel. Raphael Israeli argues that individuals and organizations guilty of human rights crimes project crimes onto Israel to avoid awareness of their own guilt. Certainly when countries ruled by dictators set the agenda of the UN Council for human rights, Israel is consistently censured and condemned. Accusations of "apartheid" and charges of discrimination against Muslims are frequently made. Israel is accused of plots against Muslims in order to harm their productive sectors, of using weapons of mass destruction to commit "genocide" against Arabs, of injecting poisonous substances into Palestinian children, of poisoning Arab lands under the guise of "agricultural aid," and of laying siege to peaceful citizens. All of these charges are derivatives of blood libel and have been adopted by Middle East Jihadists in their struggle against Israel. This volume aims to explain the origins of the charge of blood libel and define the ways its derivatives have achieved acceptance in certain parts of the world today.
Categories: Religion

Jews in Medieval England

Jews in Medieval England

Those who seek to preserve it for their own advantage point to the crosscultural diffusion of the blood libel accusation as ... See also Raphael Israeli, Blood Libel and Its Derivatives: The Scourge of Anti-Semitism (New Brunswick, ...

Author: Miriamne Ara Krummel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319637488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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This volume examines the teaching of Jewishness within the context of medieval England. It covers a wide array of academic disciplines and addresses a multitude of primary sources, including medieval English manuscripts, law codes, philosophy, art, and literature, in explicating how the Jew-as-Other was formed. Chapters are devoted to the teaching of the complexities of medieval Jewish experiences in the modern classroom. Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other also grounds medieval conceptions of the Other within the contemporary world where we continue to confront the problematic attitudes directed toward alleged social outcasts.
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The Holocaust An Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

The Holocaust  An Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes

The libel of a Jewish quest for Christian blood—often focusing on infants or small children, at other times on virgin girls—became a central charge motivating peasant ... Blood Libel and Its Derivatives: The Scourge of Anti-Semitism.

Author: Paul R. Bartrop

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440840845

Category: History

Page: 1440

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This four-volume set provides reference entries, primary documents, and personal accounts from individuals who lived through the Holocaust that allow readers to better understand the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution. • Provides an easily readable encyclopedic collection of secondary source materials, such as reference entries, maps, and tables, that offer a breadth of content for understanding the Holocaust • Examines a broad range of themes relating to the Holocaust, enabling readers to consider important questions about the historical experience and its implications for today • Includes two volumes of primary source material that introduce users to the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution • Presents memoirs and personal narratives that showcase the experiences of survivors and resistors who lived through the chaos and horror of the Final Solution • Includes a comprehensive bibliography that serves as a gateway to further research
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Studies in Medievalism XXIX

Studies in Medievalism XXIX

11 See chapters 4 and 5 of Raphael Israeli, Blood Libel and its Derivatives: The Scourge of AntiSemitism (New York: Routledge, 2017), as well as Magda Teter's forthcoming book Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth (Cambridge, ...

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843845560

Category: History

Page: 261

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Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the Middle Ages,
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The Absence of Evidence and Its Consequences in Travesties of Justice

The Absence of Evidence and Its Consequences in Travesties of Justice

BLOOD. LIBEL83. At the doorstep of the 21st Century and the third millennium, one would have thought that medieval concepts such as the Blood Libel would have evaporated into thin air or would have been discarded with disdain by modern ...

Author: Raphael Israeli

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527527492

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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This book is built on the assumption that very often what seems to be evidence turns out to be “fake news”, while libels and stereotypes that have no foundation in reality are accepted as evidence, thus potentially causing travesties of justice. Examples are drawn here from several prominent and renowned case studies, including OJ Simpson’s trial, and the fiasco of American intervention in Iraq to search for the traces of weapons of mass-destruction, which were not found. The book also explores the history of anti-Semitism, which is replete with false accusations, where evidence was lacking and Jews were nevertheless convicted. It also shows how the Arab-Israeli conflict also demonstrates how unfounded accusations can be sustained by lies, proving that beliefs and prejudices are sometime stronger than hard facts.
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Defeat Trauma Lesson Israel Between Life and Extinction

Defeat  Trauma  Lesson  Israel Between Life and Extinction

In the modern world, when the absurdity of that claim was repeatedly revealed in court, new forms of blood libel were ... of a Blood Libel, Lexington Books, Lanham, 2002 31 R. Israeli, The Blood Libel and its Derivatives, Transaction, ...

Author: Raphael Israeli

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781631350139

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Page: 406

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History books are usually written by victors, while the defeated write poetry and words of nostalgia hoping for better days. This volume takes major defeats in Jewish history and tries to describe what happens to a defeated nation, and how in the specific case of Israel and the Jews, the trauma of defeat engenders hope and forces the survivors to learn lessons for the future. The destruction of the two Jewish temples in antiquity, the Holocaust, and the 1973 War serve as case studies to illustrate the problematic. National grief as a result of disasters is a process of recuperation. Drawing lessons learned from the event will help the nation come out of trauma. Survivors commemorating the dead also help that process.
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Hatred Lies and Violence in the World of Islam

Hatred  Lies  and Violence in the World of Islam

The source of this special “preferential” treatment meted out to Jews merits to be explored, not only because of the specter of the revival of anti-Semitism and the blood libel in the contemporary world in general and the Islamic world ...

Author: Raphael Israeli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351516181

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Hatred, Lies, and Violence in the World of Islam examines the torrential flood of anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish, and anti-Zionist propaganda that permeates many Muslim societies. Raphael Israeli locates the source of this anti-Semitic sentiment in the inadequacies and insecurities of Muslim states. By demonizing and delegitimizing Israel and Jews, they seek to eliminate a successful counterexample of their own failures, thus putting an end to their own "humiliation." Beyond mapping the distribution of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish propaganda in the Arab and Islamic worlds, Israeli uses case-studies to illustrate the premises of this study: the Palestinians, who have a direct stake in battling Israel; Turkey, which now claims leadership of the Arab and Sunni Muslim worlds; and Shi'ite Iran, which provides a more extreme example of both hatred and disregard for fact and history while threatening to destroy Israel. Israeli documents the worldwide collaboration between Jew-haters of all sorts, explaining the exponential growth of Jew-hatred on the Internet, with thousands of new hate sites added every year, outpacing Jew-hatred in the traditional media. He places anti-Semitism in a broader tradition of political lies and political deceit. In the final chapter, Israeli considers the possibility of reversing anti-Jewish agitation in Muslim countries, which he finds unlikely because so many of the region's regimes are built on foundations of anti-Semitism.
Categories: Social Science

Ritual Murder in Russia Eastern Europe and Beyond

Ritual Murder in Russia  Eastern Europe  and Beyond

Early proponents of the blood libel asserted that rabbis decided whom to sacrifice, but they were not explicit ... Blood Libel and Its Derivatives: The Scourge of Anti-Semitism (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2012), 117–208.

Author: Eugene M. Avrutin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253026576

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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A collection of essays exploring the history of an antisemitic accusation that haunted Jewish people in Europe and Russia, and how it spread. This innovative reassessment of ritual murder accusations brings together scholars working in history, folklore, ethnography, and literature. Favoring dynamic explanations of the mechanisms, evolution, popular appeal, and responses to the blood libel, the essays rigorously engage with the larger social and cultural worlds that made these phenomena possible. In doing so, the book helps to explain why blood libel accusations continued to spread in Europe even after modernization seemingly made them obsolete. Drawing on untapped and unconventional historical sources, the collection explores a range of intriguing topics: popular belief and scientific knowledge; the connections between antisemitism, prejudice, and violence; the rule of law versus the power of rumors; the politics of memory; and humanitarian intervention on a global scale. “This important contribution to our understanding of the evolution of ritual murder charges in Eastern Europe brings together a number of innovative studies on the topic, several of which could become standard reading on the subject.” —Glenn Dynner, Sarah Lawrence College “While the topic was not exactly novel to me, I enjoyed reading this book and I was constantly learning from the significant new information and fresh insights from the authors’ analyses.” —Shaul Stampfer, Hebrew University
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The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

exactly as the Arabs started awakening when the yoke of Ottoman rule was seen and felt as easing, so the Jews who had felt oppressed under their dhimmi ... 40 R. Israeli, The Blood Libel and its Derivatives, Transaction, NJ, 2012.

Author: Raphael Israeli

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781949483673

Category: History

Page: 292

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The Odd Couple details the ups and downs in the tortuous relations between modern Turkey and Israel. The central actor in the book is Tayyip Erdogan, who came to power in Turkey in 2002-2003, determined to turn the clock back and return his country to its pre-Ataturk glory, when the Ottoman Dynasty reigned supreme and Islam was the dominant ideology holding the Empire together. To understand the aberrant relationship between the Jewish state of Israel and the Islamic state of Turkey, and the preponderant role of Tayyip Erdogan in its deterioration, one must dig into the Ottoman past, the historical attitudes of Turks to Jews, and the shift in Turkish policies that was effected by the transition from the modern Turkish civil governments up to 2002 to the vast changes that the Islamic parties of Erbakan and Erdogan have triggered thereafter. This is the story of how one man can alter relations between two countries.
Categories: History