A Belgian physician who refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib suggested she visit Gaza to get rid of the pain.
The physician made the remark on Wednesday while manning a medical hotline in Flanders, Belgium’s Flemish region, whose capital, Antwerp, has a sizeable Orthodox Jewish population, the local Jewish monthly Joods Actueel reported Thursday.
The woman, Bertha Klein, had her son, who is American, call the hotline at 11 p.m.
“I’m not coming,” the doctor reportedly told the son and hung up. When the son called again, the doctor said: “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she’ll get rid of the pain.” According to Joods Actueel, the doctor confirmed the exchange, saying he had an “emotional reaction.”
Health ministry officials were looking into the incident, according to the monthly’s online edition. According to Joods Actueel, the doctor knew the patient was Jewish because of Klein’s son’s American accent.
The family called a friend, Samuel Markowitz, who is an alderman of the Antwerp district council and a volunteer paramedic. He called the doctor to confirm the exchange, and also recorded their conversation.
Hershy Taffel, Bertha Klein’s grandson, filed a discrimination complaint with the police.
“It reminds me of what happened in Europe 70 years ago,” Taffel told Joods Actueel. “I never thought those days would once again be repeated.”
Michael Freilich, the editor-in-chief of Joods Actueel, said the incident is particularly alarming because it comes amid a string of incidents that have occurred since the start of Israel’s attack on Hamas in Gaza on July 8 and that involve boycotts against Jews in Belgium.
Among the other incidents: an Orthodox Jewish woman was refused service at a clothes store in Antwerp, and police removed a sign in French and Turkish from a café near Liege that said dogs were allowed but Zionists and Jews were not.
Al-Aqsa Mosque Searched Shoeless
And outside, this photographer saw Jews walking on the Temple Mount and wrote:
قتلة الأطفال .. عبدة القردة والخنازير .. يدنسون المسجد
which translates as
Killers of children .. slave monkeys and pigs .. desecrate mosque
Cultured language, example of coexistence and tolerance? Or am I missing something here?
In a startling report from German media, we learn that the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, told Jews living in Germany to avoid being recognizable as a Jew in public in order to avoid being attacked.
Knobloch went further. She said that German Jews are increasingly threatened, and that the level of danger is the worst it has been since 1945. The excuse this time is dressed up as humanitarian concern for civilians in Gaza. But there always is some flimsy excuse which evanesces under the slightest ray of inspection.
Just one example of current German hostility to Jews was an effort by three men to set fire to a synagogue in Wuppertal-Barman overnight on July 28. The culprits used molotov cocktails (as if further reminders of World War II were necessary) in an attempt to raze the synagogue.
But Knobloch wasn’t suggesting that it was an acceptable solution for Jews to cower like mice and hope no one notices their Jewishness. She said that it was not acceptable for Jews in Germany to again be the victims of attacks and insults.
“When synagogues burn, it is time for all leaders to ask: ‘What must we do to protect Jewish citizens!’”
Knobloch also decried the intolerable Jew-baiting, incitement against Jews and calls for violence. She pointed out the particular irony of such behavior constituting an abuse of the freedoms of expression and assembly, and dressed-up as a humanitarian response to the deaths in Gaza.
This 81-year old German Jewish woman did not only criticize those who are inciting against Jews, she also demanded to know where were the other German citizens who are not responding to the anti-Semitic outrages, instead remaining silent. Again.
"The general public is silent," Knobloch said. "Whoever is silent now affirms what is happening!"
Facebook says page calling for death to Jews doesn’t violate ‘community standards’
UPDATE: Facebook has since removed the page.
The page in question, is named, “Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews.” The page, which spells “Zionist” incorrectly, features an Image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a vampire with blood dripping down his chin as he feasts on a child. It was started on July 25.
Individuals complaining about the page were greeted with the following message (screen captured below):
We reviewed your report of Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews. Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the Page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards.
More Anti Semitism: Boston Islamist: The Jews Better Learn How to Swim, Moses Ain’t Coming
"This time…Moses is not going to be here to open the sea…they better learn how to swim"
In footage obtained by TruthRevolt, an Islamist at a Boston rally made deeply disturbing remarks about Israel and Jews.
The man, wearing a kaffiya and a “Palestine” shirt, begins by referring to pro-Israel individuals and says, “They are not here and they will not be here, Inshallah (God willing).”
"They’ll be back to the sea and this time Moses is not going to be here to open the sea," he declared. "They better learn how to swim."
The crowd around the Islamist man then began to chant “Allahu Akbar.”
Anti-Israel protests have turned violent across the globe, with protestors attacking individuals or Jewish buildings.
Specifically in Boston, African-American activist Chloe Valdary was assaulted and gay man Brett Loewenstern was saved by police on the brink of being attacked.
"Anti-Israel" protesters try to "raise awareness" about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Babylonian Talmud
Facebook Page Publishing Identities of French Jews to Encourage Attackers; 15 Men Assault a Jew in Paris Suburb After Confirming Photo (UPDATE)
A violent mob of more than a dozen men in France assaulted a Jew at his home in a Paris suburb after confirming that his photograph had been published by a French Facebook page identifying Jews to be targeted for physical intimidation, The Union of Jewish Students of France, the UEJF, said in a statement on Friday.
The Facebook page, ‘Jeunes Révolutionnaires Français’, JRF, or ‘Young French Revolutionaries’, posted the names and photos of 32 Jews. The assault on one of those listed took place on Thursday night in Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis, a Paris suburb. The assailants were armed with iron bars.
The title page of the group’s Facebook presence features a large Palestinian flag and calls for members to attend a rally on Saturday in connection with the international Al Quds Day protests around the world where police are preparing for violence against Jews.
The UEJF said three men went to the victim’s house and asked him, “Are you the guy in the photo on Facebook?”
They then said they were there to “break the Jew” and do to him “the same as Ilan Halimi,” a 23-year-old who was kidnapped and tortured for 24 days by a gang led by Youssouf Fofana, described by The Jewish Chronicle as, “the extraordinarily cruel, Paris-born fifth of seven children of immigrants from the Ivory Coast.
UPDATE: Facebook has removed the Jeunes Révolutionnaires Français page, which was no longer hosted on the social media platform, as of late Friday evening.
A reader of The Algemeiner reported the group to Facebook, which sent him a message to say that it has recognized JRF’s “credible threat of violence” and removed its page.
Facebook’s message noted that JRF was informed that its page had been removed, but not told who made the complaint.
Despite that pogrom in Paris, when hundreds of Jews were trapped in a synagogue as a mob threw stones and bricks at the building, shouting “Hitler was right!” And despite the firebombing of another synagogue in Paris. And despite that rally in Paris, where people shouted “Death to the Jews!” and “Slaughter the Jews!” And despite the fact that people are planning to “smash the Jews” at a rally planned for this weekend.
Despite that protest in London, when a Jewish lady was assaulted on Oxford Street by a mob shouting, “Jew!” And despite that swastika daubed on a house in Hendon. And despite the fact that anti-Semitic incidents in the UK this month are twice the ‘expected’ level.
Despite that incident in Manchester, when “Heil Hitler!” was shouted at Jews in the street and garbage was thrown at them too. And despite the fact that Hitler memes have been popping up on the Facebook page of an anti-Israel rally outside the BBC.
Despite that Facebook post in South Africa by an ANC social media manager, of a picture of Hitler with the caption: “I could have killed all the Jews, but I left some of them to let you know why I was killing them.”
Despite that incident in Iceland, when a caravan-rental company that called its low-rate period ‘Jew season’ refused to rent to Israelis.
Despite those tweets in Turkey, by a popular pop artist, praising Hitler and claiming that: “If God allows, it will be again Muslims who will bring the end of those Jews, it is near, near.”
Despite that rally in Sydney, with the flags superimposing swastikas over Stars of David (among the sea of ISIS flags). And despite that lynching of a Jew in Melbourne by thugs shouting, “Jewish dog!”
Despite that rally in Antwerp, where protestors chanted, “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning!” And despite that pro-ISIS rally in The Hague, where protestors also shouted the same thing. And despite the fact that a Jewish woman was refused service in a shop in Antwerp “out of protest”.
Despite those swastikas at the University of Oregon, painted on the mailbox of a Jewish fraternity house.
Despite that demonstration in Seattle, where protestors held up a cartoon of a Jew eating a baby with a cup of blood on the side.
Despite that rally in Frankfurt by neo-Nazis and Islamists, with the placards reading “You Jews are Beasts”.
Everyone knows that anti-Zionism has nothing to do with anti-Semitism.
These are isolated incidents. It’s only a small minority. It’s not like this happened on the streets of major Western capitals every Western city. It’s not like this activity peaks every time Israel is at war happens literally all the time. It’s not like all of this happened in the last week alone in one day. It’s not like one per cent of all French Jews are moving to Israel this year, preferring to take their chances with the rockets than the mobs on the streets.
Give me a break. We may be sneaky, evil, vengeful, conniving, child-killing, baby-eating genocidal Hitler wannabes – but we’re not stupid.
And so the West does Hamas’s dirty work for it. Hamas cannot defeat Israel militarily. Its strategy is not just to kill Israelis and demoralise the population, but also to de-legitimise Israel so that the West, too, will work for its destruction. Hamas’s rockets have failed in the first two objectives — but the third is a runaway success.
Damage to a house in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod after a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip Photo: AFP/Getty
In its hundreds of tunnels, Hamas has built an underground infrastructure of industrialised terror the length of Gaza. As a Fatah spokesman blurted out, it has situated its arsenal among civilians, underneath schools and hospitals and mosques, for the infernal purpose of using its population as human shields and human sacrifices.
It has urged Gazans to make themselves the target of Israeli air strikes. It has ordered them to ignore the Israeli warnings to evacuate, which are delivered by leaflet, phone, text and warning shots.
Doesn’t the Israel-atrocity brigade ever pause to wonder why Hamas has provided no air-raid shelters for its people, while Israel has constructed a national shelter system? Gazan civilians are dying in order to maximise their numbers killed in the war, so that Hamas can incite against Israel in both the Muslim world and the West.
In Support of Gaza, Berlin Imam Prays for the Annihilation of Jews.
This is rabid anti semitism!