The Israeli Embassy and a leading Jewish organization in Belgium have joined the growing criticism of an ‘antisemitic’ column written by a prominent Belgian writer, Dimitri Verhulst who wrote in the newspaper De Morgen on July 27, “Being Jewish is not a religion, no God would give creatures such an ugly nose:”
He also said, “Because God has His favorites and they have their privileges, Palestinians were driven out of their homes in 1948 to make a place for God’s favorites.”
He further claimed “talking to the Chosen is difficult.”
The Israeli Embassy in the country tweeted on Monday that it was “deeply shocked by the publication by the daily newspaper @demorgen of an article conveying antisemitic stereotypes written by Dimitri Verhulst.”
“This #antisémitisme is not an opinion but a crime,” it added.
De Morgen itself reported that the Forum der Joodse Organisaties (Forum of Jewish Organizations or FJO), which represents the Jews of Antwerp and its surroundings, said Verhulst’s statement “directly and straightforwardly targets the entire Jewish people in an antisemitic manner.”
“This is a step too far,” said Hans Knoop of the FJO. “Criticism of Israel is legitimate. Anyone can criticize Israel. How far you can go in this is subjective. But with Dimitri Verhulst it is clear: he is targeting the Jewish people as a people.”
“He talks about them as the chosen people,” Knoop pointed out, “and according to him, that election leads to Jews being able to expel Palestinians and oppress other people.”
“These are allegations that do not focus on the policy of the State of Israel, but on the Jews as a people and thus cross a line,” he added.
The FJO expressed support for a police complaint against Verhulst, saying, “The border with regard to freedom of expression is very clearly indicated in Europe. Freedom of expression is limited and is therefore not absolute. Dimitri Verhulst too will have to respect the limits of freedom of expression.”
“What he has done is simply antisemitic: insulting the Jews as a people,” said Knoop. “And with that we think that a line has been crossed.”
The chief rabbi of the Netherlands, Binyomin Jacobs, has also harshly criticized Verhulst’s statements, calling them “pure antisemitism.”
The only problem here is that these “offended” Jews are conveniently leaving out the fact that Verhulst was merely paraphrasing a quote about Jews by the famous jewish singer Serge Gainsbourg who said, “Being Jewish is not a religion. No religion makes you grow such a nose.” It’s kosher when Gainsbourg says it, but when the “goyim” repeat it, it becomes an internationally-reported incident, with the Israeli embassy issuing an “official” condemnation.
A famous photograph of Gainsbourg in profile intentionally mocked his own ugly jewish nose by comparing it to his dog’s.
On top of this obnoxious double standard, Jews know full well that many of them have ugly noses, and many plastic surgeons have become extraordinarily wealthy from making millions of ugly jewish noses look less jewish. And no “gentile” ever walked into a plastic surgeon’s office and demanded that he make their nose look more jewish. Perhaps the legendary jewish “schnoz” is actually the “Mark of Cain” mentioned in the Bible, and if that’s the case, no plastic surgery is going to make that disappear in the eyes of God.
And yes, Serge Gainsbourg was a Zionist who defended Israel: