Authors: Daniel Silva
As always, for my wife, Jamie, and my children, Lily and Nicholas
When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands
in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man's blood; see to that yourselves.” And all the people answered, “His
blood shall be on us and our children!”
Every misfortune that subsequently befell the Jewsâfrom the destruction of Jerusalem to Auschwitzâcarried an echo of that
invented blood pact from the trial.
You have to be willingly ignorant of the past not to know where all this leads.
âPaul Krugman, the
New York Times