On April 14, 2015, MEMRI and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, in conjunction with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, will hold the sixth annual Lantos Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial Archives Commemoration at the U.S. Capitol, sponsored by Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner.
At the event, MEMRI will present, and release, its annual report on anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial in the Arab and Muslim world, covering both the proponents of these hateful messages in the region and the courageous voices speaking out against this phenomenon. A video compilation of MEMRI TV research from this past year will be screened and also released.
The following are a number of the clips on the blood libel added to the archives in the past year that will be shown at this year's event.
TO VIEW A COMPILATION OF BLOOD LIBEL VIDEOS FROM THIS YEAR, CLICK HERE.
MEMRI TV Clip No. 4384
Top Hamas Official Osama Hamdan: Jews Use Blood For Passover Matzos
In a recent TV interview, Osama Hamdan, top Hamas representative in Lebanon and a member of the Hamas political bureau, said: "We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians, in order to mix their blood in their holy matzos."
Following is an excerpt from the interview, which aired on the Lebanese Al-Quds TV channel on July 28, 2014.
Osama Hamdan: "The Israelis concentrate on killing children. I believe that this is engraved in the historical Zionist and Jewish mentality, which has become addicted to the killing of women and children.
"We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians, in order to mix their blood in their holy matzos. This is not a figment of imagination or something taken from a film. It is a fact, acknowledged by their own books and by historical evidence. It happened everywhere, here and there."
MEMRI TV Clip No. 4775
Syrian Commentator Hussam Shoei'b: Zionists Burned Jordanian Pilot, Just Like They Knead Passover Matzos With Blood
Syrian commentator Hussam Shoei'b recently said that the immolation of the Jordanian pilot was "a clear demonstration of the barbarity of the Zionist entity," adding: "In the past, they used to knead [Passover] matzos with human blood and eat them." The statement was made on Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV on February 6, 2015.
Hussam Shoei'b: "What is being done by all these criminal gangs - ISIS, Jabhat Al-Nusra, Ahrar Al-Sham, and all these groups with their Islamic names - cannot even be labeled 'Israeli.' It is downright Talmudic. The immolation of the Jordanian pilot is a clear demonstration of the barbarity of the Zionist entity, and of the Talmud throughout history. One of their principles is that God can only be satiated by blood. In the past, they used to knead (Passover) matzos with human blood and eat them. This is exactly what is happening in Syria today for the whole world to see."
MEMRI TV Clip No. 4498
Former Jordanian MP Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Zant: Jews Permit Cannibalism, Use Human Blood In Passover Matzos
Following are excerpts from an interview with former Jordanian MP Sheikh Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Zant, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on September 7, 2014:
Abd Al-Muni'm Abu Zant: "We have to understand the true nature of the Jews, because the entire world is deceived and tormented by them. The Holy Koran has revealed their true nature, as expressed by our masters, the prophets.
"One could go on forever about the deceptiveness of the Jews. They are liars. They allow cannibalism, and the eating of human flesh. Check their Talmud and religious sources. On their religious holidays, if they cannot find a Muslim to slaughter, and use drops of his blood to knead the matzos they eat, they slaughter a Christian in order to take drops of his blood, and mix it into the matzos that they eat on that holiday."
MEMRI TV Clip No. 4454
Friday Sermon By Former Jordanian Minister: Jews Use Children's Blood For Their Holiday Matzos
In a Friday sermon delivered in Amman, Jordan on August 22, 2014, Sheikh Bassam Ammoush said that the Jews slaughter children to use their blood for matzos. Ammoush, a former Muslim Brotherhood leader who was expelled from the organization in 1997, was appointed minister of administrative development that year, and became Jordan's ambassador to Iran in 2001. In 2011, King Abdullah appointed him to the Jordanian Senate. The sermon aired on the official Jordanian TV channel.
Following is an excerpt:
Sheikh Bassam Ammoush: "In Gaza we are dealing with the enemies of Allah, who believe that the matzos that they bake on their holidays must be kneaded with blood. When the Jews were in the diaspora, they would murder children in England, in Europe, and in America. They would slaughter them and use their blood to make their matzos.
"So it should come as no surprise, after they occupied our lands, in complicity with the [Western] enemy... Now they have all these women and children in front of them, so it should come as no surprise. This is their faith.
"They believe that they are God's chosen people. They believe that the killing of any human being is a form of worship and a means to draw near their god."