Image of Yemenite families escaping to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet. 1922, Yemen reintroduced an Islamic law requiring Jewish orphans under age 12 be forcibly converted to Islam. In 1947 Muslim rioters engaged in a bloody pogrom killing 82 Jews and destroying Jewish homes. In 1948 the false accusation of blood libel led to looting of Jewish homes. Virtually the entire Yemenite Jewish community - almost 50,000 - escaped Yemen between June 1949 and September 1950 in Operation "Magic…
Blood libel (also blood accusation) is a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims—alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration—have been a major theme in European persecution of Jews.
"The Kielce pogrom was an outbreak of violence against the Jewish community centre in the city of Kielce, Poland on July 4, 1946, initiated by Polish Communist armed forces (LWP, KBW, GZI WP) and continued by a mob of local townsfolk. Following a false tale of child kidnapping, including allegations of blood libel which led to a police investigation, violence broke out which resulted in the killing of around 40 Jews."
Donald Trump stumps in Charleston, South Carolina, and references an old, untrue yarn about General Pershing, who, while in the Philippines, supposedly dipped bullets in pig's blood before using them to kill Muslims.