‘How Can You Recognize a Jew?’ Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Crudely Antisemitic Outburst

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‘How Can You Recognize a Jew?’ Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Crudely Antisemitic Outburst,

By The Algemeiner, May 30, 2019

Nabih Berri, the powerful speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, reached for one of the ugliest antisemitic stereotypes in the book during a media interview on Thursday that was ostensibly about the maritime border between his country and Israel.

Asked by newspaper Al-Joumhouria about his recent discussion of the issue with visiting US Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), Berri explained Israel’s position on the maritime border as fueled by the supposedly Jewish obsession with money and wealth.

Said Berri: “Someone was once asked, how can you recognize a Jew? The answer was: It’s simple. If you see a pregnant woman, get close to her and toss a piece of gold next to her, or at her feet. If the fetus jumps out of his mother’s womb and grabs the gold, you know that he is a Jew.”

In remarks that were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Berri continued: “The Israelis want the oil [in the Mediterranean] and want to produce the

 

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