Straight out of “Der Stuermer”
Dutch Paper Prints anti-Semitic Cartoon, Suggesting InternationalÂ Jewry Â is Providing Funding to Wilders
Here’s the anti-Semitic cartoon, a Jewish arm shoving wads of money into the suit pocket of Geert Wilders. Sorry in advance, but to properly discern the cartoon, you have to see it. The Hebrew text is very poor, in fact it is an expression which does not exist, butÂ is poorly translated from Dutch. It means to say “many thanks in a polite way.“
The Jewish broadcasting organization (Joodse Omroep) has brought a criminal complaint at the Justice Department against the columnist Jos Collignon and the dailyÂ De Volkskrant. A complaint has also been brought at the Council for Journalism.Â The complainant states that in a cartoon published, it is suggested that the Freedom Party is financed by international Jewry and that Jewish capitalism guides the policy of the party. The complainant says that this anti-Semitic cartoon could have been published by the Nazi paperÂ Der StÃ¼rmer.Â Spitsnie
Best-selling Norwegian author Hanne N. Herland tells Arutz Sheva her country is the most anti-Semitic in the West:
Must be something in the water. Or maybe its that cheap moonshine they brew at home in their bathtubs, but something is not kosher up in the lands of the midnight sun:
Eleven serious anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in Norway last month. This included several death threats made against Norwegian Jews.
She added, “The Norwegian government indirectly accepts the Hamas agenda where its main goals include ethnic cleansing, terror, and genocide against the Jews.”
Herland wondered whether Norway “can be considered a free democratic state”.
MalmÃ¶ mayor Â IlmarÂ ReepaluÂ attacksÂ Sweden’s Jews (again)
Sweden’sÂ JewishÂ community has railed anew againstÂ MalmÃ¶Â mayor IlmarReepaluÂ after comments suggesting the city’s Jewish community had been “infiltrated” by Sweden Democrats to foment anti-Muslim sentiments.
- MalmÃ¶ mayor in new ‘anti-Semitism’ rowÂ (18 Mar 11)
- US Jewish centre meets MalmÃ¶ mayorÂ (14 Mar 11)
- Jews still struggle to feel at home in MalmÃ¶Â (16 Feb 11)
Reepalu, a Social Democrat, quickly backtracked on Thursday, admitting to the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily that he “had no basis” for his claims and that he “shouldn’t have said it that way”.
But the back tracking came too late for the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities (Judiska centralrÃ¥det i Sverige â€“ JC), which on Friday penned a letter to Social Democrat head Stefan LÃ¶fven blasting Reepalu’s claims.
According to the Jewish leaders, the MalmÃ¶ mayor has “crossed all boundaries” with his comments, especially considering that Reepalu previously laid blame on Sweden’s Jews for the threats, violence, and harassment to which they’ve been subjected.
“We are more than upset when we today read the interview in the magazine NEO where he flagrantly accuses Jews for ties with the Sweden Democrats,” they write.
“We’re all too familiar with these types of conspiracy theories.”
The Jewish community leaders also warned LÃ¶fven that the Social Democrats risk losing support among Sweden’s Jews, many of whom are members of the party, because of Reepalu’s comments.
“Many of them have recently expressed their dismay, but also sadness, about no longer being able to support a party represented by someone whose rhetoric is clearly anti-Semitic,” they write.
Speaking with the TT news agency following the release of the Jewish community’s letter, Reepalu once again defended himself.
“I’ve never been an anti-Semite and never will be,” he said.
“I’ve been in Israel with my children several times and explained to them the importance that Jewish culture has Europeans.”
However, Reepalu ruled out taking any extraordinary measures to make amends with the Jewish community.
“What can I do? They don’t listen,” he said.