"The event featured an antisemitic episode, when one rally leader drank fake blood out of a wine glass – an apparent reference to the libel of Jews drinking Christian blood as wine – to highlight Israel’s alleged brutality. The target of the rally was Dexia, a bank with an Israeli subsidiary. The use of the ugly blood libel motif – codified as antisemitic by Europe’s rights monitoring agency – raises important questions about the relationship between the BDS (boycotts, divestment, and sanctions) Movement and antisemitism."
As most NGOs, INTAL receives taxpayers' money. Charles Michel, the Minister in charge of allocating the funds was informed and has recently undertakent to look into the matter. This is the totally surrealistic and convincing explanation INTAL has offered (translated from the Dutch) :
"According to the clowns' own version, they symbolised Dexia shareholders - therefore [!] in no way [!] did they represent either Israel [!] or Jews [!] - who wanted to thank Jean-Luc Dehaene in a playful manner for the lucrative investments make by Dexia in the [Israeli] colonies".
Top illustrate: celebrated Magritte's painting "This is not a pipe".
Brussels: demonstration against Israeli blood drinkers - blood libel revisited