What does "blood libel" mean in Sarah Palin's video?

What did Sarah Palin mean by "blood libel" in her video concerning the Giffords shooting?

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Within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.

 

Palin Know  know what "a blood libel" is? "Blood libel is a strong term with historically violent connotations," explains Glynnis MacNicol at Business Insider. It refers to the conspiracy theory that the Jews murdered Christian babies to drink their blood. You have to wonder — given the "terrible meaning and repercussions" of the phrase, not to mention the "terrible irony that Rep. Giffords is Jewish" —

I don't wish to be argumentative ,but I disagree with the Islamic belief that I should be killed! " If radical atheists decided they needed to kill believers to ensure their place in nothingness, I'd be criticizing that too."

Neta, do the Dems know what the word 'Hypocrite' means?

 

Dem rep urging 'civility' had called for FL guv candidate to be shot...

 
I watched it again, Sarah Palin's Video, this time a little closer, yes I heard the words, but I also saw her who Talk, and Prayers, do you really think that she meant to offend anyone, NO.. the only ones that are playing that game is the Media..
 
  
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Delilah cut Sampson's hair and forced him into servitude and demise, powerful is woman, strong and vigilant, she brought her men off battlefields to carry them on her back to safety or to burial

If you look at the way things are she hates the goverment we have now comparied to what we have had she also knows we the people need a change. In the the way the goverment is run stop the free rides for banks insurance companys the auto makers ect. Yes it is a news media play as she has big shoulders. Along with she is a women in politics so blame her not the goverment we have now. 

Equal justice for All The law works but the system needs changed, We all abide by the law but sometime it failes us. The same with the goverment. God bless the USA, Brign our troops HOME safely, To the men who did not get the credit they deserve, MAY GOD WATCH OVER OUR SERVICE MEN.

Blood libel mean's false accusation!

  Sarah get's no credit at all and she should. Could it be that she is a woman in a man's world? Look out guy's, we are all getting ahead. I honestly don't think she meant any harm to anyone. Sarah was praying.

   Sarah Palin is a credit to the country. When she took the office of Governor of Alaska, she gave back the limo that are privided for Governor's. Palin also got rid of the cook, plane, cleaning person's and all of the goodie's governor's are given at our expense. That woman didn't cost the American people any more that her paycheck. Palin is not for sale!

 

No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

It is an anti-Jewish comment that she believed is being used to disgrace her name. I don't think she meant it to be anit-Semitic but I do think Sarah should have thought about what she was saying before she said it. She is only putting out this video because she feels guilty because her actions and view could be looked at as the reason for what happened

The term Blood Libel is a reference to the belief that the Jewish people, as a whole, are/were in some way 'libel' for the death of Christ.

It is a strange terminology for Gov Palin to use, given its negative connotations, around the globe, particularly in Israel, but, she obviously feels strongly enough about her case to sanction its use by her speech-writers. Her discovery of the term, which she undoubtedly viewed as clever, given her seemingly excitable nature, when she was reading out her speech, proves that at least her backroom team are aware of world history and world events, something we all should be thankful for, as a people.

While I do not believe in what she is saying, I do believe that the current attempts to crucify the Tea Party for the horrific events in Arizona, will end badly, as almost all politicians use bellicose language at times. Their place on the periphery of politics, in much the same way as many of the European right-wing parties, ensures that its enemies are quick to pounce on it, while forgetting the fundamental rule of political engagement that 'any press, is good press'. Their defence of their position has won them a lot of sympathy votes, particularly in middle America, where they are undoubtedly gaining ground, as they portray themselves as the 'victim of a smear campaign', and, as such, they are widening the audience that is open to their narrow minded world view, at an alarming rate. 

So, we should be careful at how we choose to hand out blame for events that are undoubtedly the fault of one mad man, who had a lifestyle and narrow world view that was harmful to this country, as a whole. We should not vilify EVERYBODY with such views, or we risk polarizing support behind the Tea Party, and further isolating those people whose moderate views hold the balance of power, in these precarious times...

 

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a Democratic consultant also writing at Politico, suggests that "those using the term 'blood libel' surely are referring to blood guilt or blood laws -- holding an entire family responsible for the actions of one. Of course, a quick use of a search engine would have allowed [Palin] to use the correct term but that is not how she operates.

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