Assholes like this just piss me off. Where do these idiots get off? The EU trade minister would have done well back in oh say- 1940 or so. Here’s what Minister Karel De Gucht had to say about some American citizens.
“That is the best organized lobby that exists there,” the former Belgian foreign minister said in the interview with the Dutch-speaking VRT radio network.
“Don’t underestimate the opinion … of the average Jew outside of Israel. There is, indeed, a religion, I can hardly describe it differently, among most Jews that they are right. So it is not easy to have a rational discussion with a moderate Jew about what is happening in the Middle East. It is a very emotional issue.”
Rational discussion about what? Israel is surrounded by folks who want to wipe them off the face of the map. Iran is controlled by a Holocaust denying lunatic bent on getting nuclear bombs and lobbing them at Israel. Millions upon millions of European Jews were slaughtered by bigoted idiots just like De Gucht.
Here is a response-
Moshe Kantor, of the European Jewish Congress called De Gucht’s remarks part of a “new wave of new anti-Semitism growing in Europe.”
“It has somehow become acceptable to attack Jews through Israel, even at the highest levels,” said Kantor. “The old anti-Semitic libels of the all-powerful Jewish cabals, the recalcitrant Jew and the irrational Jews only caring for their own, are remade to fit 21st- century hostility to the Jewish State.”
You can read the whole article here.
Contrary to the opinion of the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave most Americans support Israel and most Americans DO NOT WANT to become more like Europe. We broke away in 1776 and have never regretted it. His lame apology means nothing- empty words- like those that spew out of politicians mouths everywhere when they get caught. He is yet another in a very long line of Anti-Semites. Period. He should step down from his post immediately or be fired.