King David, Michal, Saul, and the Dowry of 200 Palestinian / Philistine Body Parts


Back in August of 2009, the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet carried a huge story by the eminent journalist Donald Boström. He had been in Palestine, and traveled around for a TV company interviewing many families who said body organs had been stolen from their sons prior to them be murdered. "På uppdrag av ett tv-bolag reste jag därefter runt och talade med ett stort antal palestinska familjer på Västbanken och Gaza som menade att deras söner blivit bestulna på organ innan de dödades." (Donald Boström, Våra söner plundras på sina organ, Aftonbladet, 17 Aug 2009)


Four days later, the Jewish Sydsvenskan newspaper reported the official response of the Jewish community to this article: "obehaglig och illa underbyggd artikel på Aftonbladets kultursidor i måndags, där


lösa rykten och spekulationer kokas ihop till en soppa som stinker av antisemitiskt tankegods" (Försök inte, Aftonbladet, Sydsvenskan, 21 Aug 2009) It was an unpleasant and poorly supported article in the culture section of Aftonbladet's Monday edition. It contained wild


rumors and speculations which had been cooked up into a soup which


STANK like anti-semitic philosophy!

And how do we know this is true? Oh, it appeared in an award-winning journal:

"Daniel Sandström, editor-in-chief at Sydsvenskan, how do you keep winning prize after prize? What are you doing that others are not?


"There are a number of things. It's partly due to our focus on quality and our ingrained tradition of cultivating talent for the long term. Many key positions are held by people who have been here more or less all their lives. We have an atmosphere that encourages talented and gifted people — something that has always been the case at Sydsvenskan." (Niklas Sessler, Sydsvenskan Best Again,, 15 Oct 2009)

And who runs this stable of talented journalists?


"Sydsvenskan is a part of the SDS Group and the Bonnier Group. The SDS Group also includes newspapers Ystads Allehanda, Kristianstadsbladet, Trelleborgs Allehanda and City Malmö/Lund." That's the Bonnier Group run by "Carl-Johan Bonnier, Chairman". (Bonnier Group, Wikipedia) He's pictured at left together with his nose.

Of course, the Bonnier Group. "The earliest known member of the patriarchal line of the family was a German-Jewish cloth salesman named Jacob Schye (born 1674) from the town of Soborten in Bohemia. His son, the jeweller Löbel Schie (1718–1790), fathered the jeweller and coin dealer Löbel Salomon Hirschel (born 1745).


Hirschel's son, Gutkind Hirschel (1778–1862) moved from Germany to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1801 and changed his name to Gerhard Bonnier (the name Bonnier is a French variant of the German given name Gutkind). In Copenhagen, Gerhard Bonnier started a library, a bookstore and also started a publishing company.

Gerhard Bonnier's oldest son, Adolf Bonnier (1806–1867) moved to Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1827 to try to expand the family's business. He opened up a library in the city in the following year. A few years later business was started in Stockholm as well. Adolf Bonnier started a publishing company in 1834 and his two younger brothers, David Felix Bonnier (1822–1881) and Albert Bonnier (1820–1900), soon moved to Stockholm to help in his business." (Bonnier family, Wikipedia)


And so we had a hard question: The Palestinian families say the Jews were stealing their sons' organs, and the Jewish Sydsvenskan newspaper says: This is all rumor and speculation cooked up into a very foul soup!! (Försök inte, Aftonbladet, Sydsvenskan, 21 Aug 2009)

Why not an independent inquiry by the International Court of Justice, as Donald Boström suggested? Get an objective examination, and then dump that foul soup down the drain!!!

There are a lot of reasons why the Jews were hostile to that suggestion, one of the main ones being pictured at right.

There was anger:

"The Foreign Ministry reacted angrily on Tuesday to the report. Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor said the newspaper's decision to publish the story is "a mark of disgrace" for the Swedish press. "In a democratic country, there should be no place for dark blood libels out of the Middle Ages of this type," Palmor said. "This is an article that shames Swedish democracy and the entire Swedish press." A Foreign Ministry official said that Israel's embassy in Stockholm have communicated a harsh condemnation to the Swedish government and the newspaper itself." (Morten Berthelsen and Barak Ravid, Top Sweden newspaper says IDF kills Palestinians for their organs, Haaretz, 15 Nov 2009)

There was a lot of anger and harshness in response to this horrible soup of rumor and speculation (per Försök inte, Aftonbladet, Sydsvenskan, 21 Aug 2009)

But no denial of the facts.

BECAUSE: Israel innrømmer organtyveri (Israel admits organ theft).

"Innrømmelsen kommer etter at den israelske fjernsynskanalen Channel 2 denne helgen kringkastet utdrag fra et intervju med Jehuda Hiss, som tidligere var leder ved det rettsmedisinske instituttet Abu Kabir i Israel." (Israel innrømmer organtyveri, NRK, 20 Dec 2009) The admission came after the Israeli TV Channel 2 this weekend broadcast excerpts from an interview with Jehuda Hiss, previous leader of the forensic medicine institute Abu Kabir in Israel.

"Hiss ble intervjuet i 2000 av en amerikansk akademiker, som nå har valgt å publisere intervjuet som følge av en kontroversiell artikkel om påståtte organtyverier fra døde palestinere. Artikkelen sto på trykk i svenske Aftonbladet i sommer." Dr. Hiss was interviewed back in 2000 by an American academic, who now has chosen to publish the interview as a result of a controversial article on allegations of organ theft from dead Palestinians. (Israel innrømmer organtyveri, NRK, 20 Dec 2009)

That's the Dr. Hiss who has admitted to organ theft: "According to the arrangement, the prosecution will request that Prof. Hiss receive only a reprimand for his involvement in the unauthorized removal of parts from 125 bodies. In exchange, Hiss will admit to the acts. The plea bargain is subject to the approval of the court. In all of the 125 cases, Dr. Hiss and his subordinates removed organs, bones and tissue without the permission of, and in many cases, against the expressed wishes of the families of the deceased.

According to evidence submitted in the past, Abu Kabir had a “museum of skulls” set up by Dr. Hiss that included the skulls of IDF soldiers that had been shot in the head. He has also been investigated for selling organs and falsifying testimony." (Ezra HaLevi, Infamous Chief Pathologist to Once Again Evade Punishment, Israel National News, 26 Sep 2005)

Certainly the nature of these crimes is strange. Assuming that the staff at Sydsvenskan didn't know better, their outrage could be expected. But the crimes are also true.


"In 1804, Gerhard Bonnier opened a bookstore in Copenhagen and published an anthology of crime stories called Underfulde og sandfærdige kriminalhistorier (“Strange and true criminal histories”). The name on the cover of the book was that of German writer Henrik Spiesz, but Spiesz claimed he didn’t actually write it. The true identity of Bonnier’s first published author remains a mystery to this day."

But really not. Gerhard Bonnier needed some books to publish. And his tribe possesses a lot of expertise when it comes to strange and true criminal histories - "Underfulde og sandfærdige kriminalhistorier"!

Underfulde og sandfærdige kriminalhistorier

"Many of the details in the interview first came to light in 2004, when Hiss was dismissed as head of the forensic institute because of irregularities over use of organs there. Israel's attorney general dropped criminal charges against him, and Hiss still works as chief pathologist at the institute." (Mark Lavie, Israel harvested organs in '90s without permission, AP, 20 Dec 2009)

But maybe this is some horrid aberration. Something that never happened before, and will never happen again?


" 20 Now Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. 21 "I will give her to him," he thought, "so that she may be a snare to him and so that the hand of the Philistines may be against him." So Saul said to David, "Now you have a second opportunity to become my son-in-law."
22 Then Saul ordered his attendants: "Speak to David privately and say, 'Look, the king is pleased with you, and his attendants all like you; now become his son-in-law.' "
23 They repeated these words to David. But David said, "Do you think it is a small matter to become the king's son-in-law? I'm only a poor man and little known."


24 When Saul's servants told him what David had said, 25 Saul replied, "Say to David, 'The king wants no other price for the bride than a hundred Philistine foreskins, to take revenge on his enemies.' " Saul's plan was to have David fall by the hands of the Philistines.


26 When the attendants told David these things, he was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. So before the allotted time elapsed,


27 David and his men went out and killed two hundred Philistines.


He brought their foreskins and presented the full number to the king so that he might become the king's son-in-law.


Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage." 1 Samuel 18 (New International Version, Holy Bible)

So now you know why the star of David appears on the Israeli military flag. joomla 1.5 stats

The editor-in-chief at Sydsvenskan, likes to talk about that "focus on quality". (Niklas Sessler, Sydsvenskan Best Again,, 15 Oct 2009) But his quality-control systems failed in this case.