Hanan AshrawiHanan Ashrawi’s NGO MIFTAH Asserts Publication of Passover Blood Libel is Part of “Open Dialogue”

The  Palestinian NGO MIFTAH has decided to double-down on a blood libel it published to its website last week by claiming it was an attempt to “fulfill its mandate for open dialogue” and that it was only removed from the website “to avoid further misunderstanding.” MIFTAH also attempted to avoid responsibility for the blood libel by pointing to a disclaimer on its site that reads in part: “The views represented in [News and Analysis] are solely those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of MIFTAH.” …


ADL, Wiesenthal Center Slam MIFTAH for Defending Publication of Passover Blood Libel Article

Two prominent Jewish civil rights groups have slammed a Palestinian NGO for opting not to apologize for publishing an article which promoted the classic anti-Semitic Passover blood libel accusation on its website. Both the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have voiced their dismay that MIFTAH, which is chaired by Hanan Ashrawi, a well known media personality in the West and which posted the article that claimed “Jews used the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover,” has not apologized, and in fact asserts the publication of the blood libel was in keeping with its policy of “open dialogue.”

“They have compounded the offense, by now asserting they are the injured party,” the ADL told The Algemeiner. …


The Algemeiner – Op de foto: Hanan Ashrawi