Local far right Flemish politician caught in online antisemitic rant

A local politician of the far right Vlaams Belang party was caught in an online antisemitic rant on Facebook.

As reported by Joods Actueel, Charles Bolle, vice-chairman of Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) in Hemiksem, near Antwerp, wrote on Facebook following the US Presidential election that “it is not Biden himself who makes decisions, but his overlords the Zionist world banks”. According to Bolle, these “Zionists also have the weapons and the power in their hands” and “tell us what we are allowed to think”. He subsequently deleted the message and was unavailable for comment.

“Rancid racism and antisemitism are apparently still rampant among some in the Vlaams Belang,”said Joods Actueel Director General Terry Davids. “For some time now we have been clearly saying to chairman Tom Van Grieken that a lot must be done to clean the ranks within his party. We do not expect words now but actions, that man must be expelled from the party.”

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