the false accusation that Jews murder Christian children to use their blood in religious rituals: blood libels that spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.
- Also called blood accusation .
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How to use blood libel in a sentence
In trying to explain and verbalize their shock, many British Jews made reference, in some way or another, to the blood libel.A 10-Point Guide To Anti-Semitism And Its Perception | Mark Gardner | February 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Doubts that began with talk of “death panels” only grew with mutterings about “blood libel.”Why Sarah Palin’s Reputation Has Plummeted as Bill Clinton’s Has Grown | John Avlon | July 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She started the year with the famously self-pitying “blood libel” remark after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting tragedy in January.The Daily Beast News Test: 10 Questions on the Newsmakers of 2011 | Michael Tomasky | December 31, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Howard Kurtz on her un-presidential move and why "blood libel" offends Jewish people.
blood libel was a specialty, as was calling white people ugly and black people beautiful.