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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A new twist on an old libel

The Chamber of Commerce in Riyadh is warning against using items smuggled in from Yemen. These items include pesticides, fertilizer, children's games, cans, perfumes, cigarettes and some sweets and juice cans.

What is the problem?

According to Palestine Today, they are smuggled from Israel. Naturally, since they come from a Jewish source, they must cause cancer.

This is a new twist on the "Jews poisoning the wells" meme that's been so popular since, um, the Bubonic Plague.

Who said Arabs don't change with the times?