World Report

Saudi editor apologizes for 'blood' remarks

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (JTA) — A Saudi editor is apologizing for an article in a government-run daily that said Jews use human blood to make Purim hamantaschen.

"What has been mentioned by the writer [of this story] is wrong. It neither reflects the opinion of the al-Riyadh newspaper nor the Saudi government," the paper's editor in chief said on March 21.

The statement came after complaints from the U.S. government.