Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Israel and the business of organ harvesting

In August/09 when a Swedish story first broke on organ harvesting, there were shrieks of denial and of course derision for the journalist and the usual accusations of anti-semitism and racism. All a bit tiresome, no?

Often when one witness that kind of diversionary tactic being used, that sort of shoot the messenger and ignore the message, it leaves one with the impression that the message is quite likely true. And in the case of the harvesting of organs, it seems the original story was hitting the nail squarely on the head.

Here are some of the latest news reports on the Israeli organ harvest and trade.
An admission that yes organs were harvested, but that practice has ceased.
I find that claim questionable, as there have been just too many recent reports to believe that has been the case.
Read articles in their entirety at links provided.
Israel Organ Harvesting Palestinians And Soldiers; Secrets Revealed

A scientist from Israel admitted to harvesting organs from dead bodies without permission from family and loved ones of those who died. According to reports, Dr. Yehuda Hiss admitted to these crimes.

This story is interesting because it refers back to the Swedish story of Aug/09
Israel admits organ harvesting

Four months ago Israel threatened legal action against a Swedish newspaper which published claims that Israeli soldiers had killed Palestinians to harvest their organs.

But now, Israeli television has broadcast part of an interview with the former head of Israel's Abu Kabir forensic institute who has acknowledged pathologists did harvest heart valves, skin, corneas and bones from Israeli soldiers and civilians, Palestinians and foreign workers

This story from Sweden

Following diplomatic tensions over an August article published in Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet accusing the Israeli army of illegally harvesting the organs of Palestinians, Israel has admitted its forensic pathologists removed organs from dead bodies without consent from their families

This one from Counterpunch is quite interesting as it covers a lot of issues in this whole debacle.
Done in August 2009 after the Swedish new story broke it covers an extensive range of inter-connected stories.

Including the arrest of Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn, he called himself a "matchmaker," but not the kind of matchmaking that leads to love.

Authorities say he brokered the sale of black-market kidneys, buying organs from vulnerable people in Israel for $10,000 and selling them to desperate patients in the U.S. for as much as $160,000. Here is a more recent story on the organ brokers case. He was in court Dec.08/09

It is all kind of goulish....


  1. I wouldn't be surprised if organ harvesting was the sole reason for most people getting autopsies after they die. I suspect this goes on "under the table" everywhere. Its wrong because it devalues life, and when it becomes acceptable practise leads to murder of innocents.

  2. just a few corneas, etc. in the 90s etc. they're trying to put some parameters around it to size it up as a smallish oldish scandal instead of the huge current and long running scandal that it really is. they have to admit to something so they can say 'case closed' and move on.

  3. Hey A Peasant!

    I saw that was the spin on it, except that latest arrest in NY Rosenbaum :

    "He bragged in a taped meeting with the undercover agent that he had brokered "quite a lot" of organ transplants over the past decade, according to the complaint."

    He was allegedly getting the kidneys from Israeli's, alot of them over the past decade... doesn't seem to fit narrow parameters of a trade that has been stopped, in just a few corneas.

    There were others arrested along with him, wonder what their roles were?

  4. I'm prepared to bet money that if someone dug deep enough and long enough we'd find out that this was less a case of people 'who had died' having their organs harvested, than of people 'who were killed' for their organs. If the Israelis are conceding that yes, we did take organs from people who 'had died', it'll only be as a limited hangout 'that-was-in-the-past-and-now-it's-time-to-move-on' conversation stopper, a la AP's point.

    My problem is that I've read enough of the Talmud to know that there really is no end to the wickedness that Israelis are prepared to inflict on goyim. In fact if Israelis could kill goyim and harvest their organs and not get caught then it is an absolute rock-hard certainty that they would do so. In terms of what may be done by Jews to Goyim, getting caught is the only restraint on their actions. The Talmud isn't secret under a sentence of death for nothing, you know.