The following article appeared in the Jewish Press during the carnival season. It’s a fair bet that next year, many floats will thematize the Covid-19 pandemic, the lockdown, the economy, and I am sure Corona beer will make appearances, too. Unfortunately, during the present pandemic, we are presently witnessing a resurgence of particularly pernicuous old Antisemitic tropes, blaming Jews for Covid-19. This builds off the unglorious tradition of the evil libels of poisoning wells. Let’s just hope that in the Aalst carnival organizing committee sanity and respect will prevail, and that the constituting groups will finally abandon the overt and covert Antisemitic tropes.
They have done it again, now for the third time. The Read the rest of this entry »