Former PM accused of anti-Semitism

18th March 2008, Comments 2 comments

German journalist and author Henryk Broder has accused former Prime Minister Dries van Agt of anti-Semitism

18 March 2008

THE HAGUE – German journalist and author Henryk Broder has accused former Prime Minister Dries van Agt of anti-Semitism because of his criticism of how Israel treats the Palestinian people. On television programme Netwerk on Monday Broder called Van Agt "a proper Christian anti-Semite."

Broder says Van Agt uses 83-year-old Jewish Dutchman Hajo Meijer to make his statements "kosher." Meijer, who survived Auschwitz, wrote a book in which he criticised Israel policy of occupation in the Palestinian territories.

Broder says Meijer too is an anti-Semite.

Van Agt said Broder's accusations were "very serious and particularly painful." He says it is a typical method to silence critics of Israel.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]

2 Comments To This Article

  • becky posted:

    on 19th March 2008, 15:39:14 - Reply

    Israel is not above the moral laws, is it? Cause that would be a racist statement with regard to all the non-isrealis in this world.
  • john doe posted:

    on 18th March 2008, 11:12:15 - Reply

    To be anti.Israel is to be anti-Semitic. No discussion. To hell with Van Agt.